SAROOR Indian recently moved a block or so and is now beside the South Beach Hotel.
The location and decor may have changed, but the food and service are as good as ever.
Saroor’s Pizza Square is now inside, offering an Italian option for those wanting pizza from the wood-fired oven.
On a busy Friday evening the waiters were almost running to keep up, but they never stopped smiling and the service was excellent.
Saroor is urdu for happiness, and with absolute pleasure we tucked into our tapas-style meal.
The menu is Indian street food with a modern, cosmopolitan twist.
Saroor’s beer-battered onion bhaji ($14) is one of my favourite dishes, but we decided to try something new – a vegetarian manchurian ($17).
Balls of grated vegetables were deep-fried and served in a sweet, pungent tomato sauce. This Indo-Chinese dish really rocked and I highly recommend it.
A serve of fried rice ($12) perfectly complemented the gorgeous flavours in the bhajis.
Our mushroom bread ($8) was an Anglo-Indian dish harking back to the days of the British Raj.
Stuffed with mushrooms, olives and herbs, it was like a sophisticated naan bread. Delicious.
We ordered a tandoori roti ($3.50) to mop up the various sauces, including the delicious curlicue left by the smoky mushrooms ($16).
The fleshy mushrooms had some diverse and delicious flavours, with a firm oven-roasted texture.
Our tandoori potato ($14) was surely a nod to the Irish, with a whole tatty marinated in tandoori sauce and dry roasted.
They tasted delicious when smothered in the spicy red sauce.
Belt loosening was in order, but D’Angerous Dave gave me the look that said dessert was on his mind.
And why not? Saroor’s kulfi ($15), served in an icy igloo, always tastes as gorgeous as it looks.
By JENNY D’ANGER
388 South Terrace, South Fremantle
Phone 9335 1366