Swad Indian Kitchen won Readers Choice Awards 2017.
Last week North shore news paper announced the 2017 results for readers’ choice awards and Swad won the best Indian restaurant.
Service complements cuisine
“I took an instant liking to swad Indian Kitchen, the newest addition to west Vancouver’s dining scene.” – Chris Dagenais
“I began my new menu explorations at Swad Indian Kitchen, which topped my Year in Review selections in 2015 and seems to have gained a loyal following since, if midweek volume in the restaurant was any indication. I was a huge fan of Swad’s pan-Indian approach that showcased both classic and contemporary creations drawn from regional influences spanning the entire sub-continent, as well as the restaurant’s warm and refined interior design.
Their new menu, as lengthy and ambitious as the original, retains a few of the dishes that I have grown to love here, including the Bengali Curry featuring seasoned fish in mustard and coconut cream and Swad Palak Kofta, spinach and gram flour dumplings with fresh spinach and cream, but otherwise it is a complete overhaul. New to the menu is the stunning Swad E Lamb, a thick and exceptionally rich curry with a generous portion of boneless, moist, fall-apart-tender chunks of lamb in coconut, curry leaf and toasted spice gravy. The dish was pure magic, elegant but hearty, its sauce the perfect consistency to be mopped up by naan.
Also sampled from the new menu was a fantastic preparation of Gobhi Butter Masala. Florets of the vegetable were battered and cooked until slightly crispy on the outside, then topped with a creamy, spicy tomato and onion sauce. I ordered the Kofta again out of habit and was pleased to find it is still an extraordinary vegetarian dish, an explosion of rousing textures and tastes. Mains at Swad are around $18, on average.The restaurant is located on Marine Drive near 17th Street in West Vancouver.”
Wishing everyone a happy family day from your friends at Swad Indian Kitchen. Hope you all enjoyed the long weekend. Today’s blog features Swad’s new dishes & menu.
Following is a piece by Pork_ninjas from 604van featuring new dishes at Swad.
“When this dish was presented to our table, the spices immediately tickled my nose. The sauce is a curry masala, garlic and white wine. For $13, this was a steal. The sauce reminded me of tandoori sauce, it has that smoky but sweet flavor to it and some lingering spices. The flavors were complex and so addictive to eat. All the mussels opened and devoured fast!”
“Their signature dish here is made with spinach and gram flour dumplings, fresh spinach and cream and topped with mozzarella cheese. This was still bubbling over as it was presented to our table. Crispy golden brown dumplings with fresh spinach with some pop of color.”
“Fish cooked in coconut, onion gravy and mustard. The flavor was amazing, hints of coconut throughout the broth and of sweet mustard with mustard seeds. The fish was cooked to perfection, so soft and delicate and the sauce complemented it well. What a pretty color with the sauce.”
We will be celebrating our 1 year anniversary this Saturday
Swad Indian Kitchen was first launched in 2015. This month we are celebrating its 1 year anniversary on December 17th 2016. We are using this opportunity to thank our community, friends & employees for their endless love and support. We are so grateful to our amazing customers and staff members.
To celebrate the good times at Swad Indian Kitchen, we are sponsoring men and women on Downtown East-side. We will be out in the community serving food on Dec 17th. We think it’s a great way to give back to the community especially during cold winter season.
Mark your calendars and join us for an epic night of fun & party! We wouldn’t have done it without you, so come and celebrate with us. Special promo on drinks 20% to 50% off on wine. Complimentary snacks on the house. Reservation required.
Event: Swad Indian Kitchen Anniversary
What: 1 year Anniversary
When: December 17th at 4 – 7pm
Where: 1734 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Sponsoring homeless men and women
Meal: Hot meal + water bottle
When: December 17th between 11 to 2 pm
Where: East Hastings and Main street (between the Church and the Construction building)
Why the charity? It is the holiday season and we feel generous & want to remember the less fortunate ones that deserve a good meal this Xmas holiday. And we thought it is a great way to celebrate our 1 year milestone with a charity.
Located in the heart of West Vancouver is Swad Indian Kitchen. “Swad” means the gateway to taste of India. This warm inviting and elegant decor provides the experience of traveling through the rich flavors of India.The diverse menu with garlic influenced dishes represents the different states of India.