We were blown away by the overflowing imported goods available at Bhanu Indian Cuisine & Grocery. Whoever does the buying at this store certainly knows their way around world renowned snacks, sweets and ingredients.
Half the shop is dedicated to an Indian restaurant serving up mighty tasty vegetarian as well as omnivore centric Indian food.
A periodic table on the back of the menu explains the chemistry of chili, a subject of endless fascination to us and an indication that the meal, ordered at a spice level 7, was going to be a seriously spicy dinner.
The market is a joy to shop with narrow aisles loaded with exotic brands of Indian and South East Asian essentials.
Snacks for making chat (Indian street or fast food) and ghee for cooking abound.
Beauty products captured our interest as we contemplate the beauty of Indian women’s flowing dark hair.
In the restaurant the large menu covers Indian snacks, street food, vegetarian, fish, chicken and meat based dishes.
We love starting with a relaxing spice and milk filled chai.
Our vegetarian thali plate came with light and fluffy basmati rice, chana masala, a refreshingly light eggplant curry, a creamy well spiced spinach with paneer, tart yogurt and we sprung for the extra .50 cents to have garlic added to our naan, for a crisp-edged, soft-centered, garlic infused delight of a bread.
The spicy lamb korma was loaded with chunks of exceptionally tender lamb in a creamy, fruity, nut scented sauce that simply melted on the tongue.
For an enthralling experience delving into the markets, restaurants and cuisine of India, a stop by Bhanu Indian Grocery & Cuisine is a must try.
Bhanu Indian Grocery & Cuisine, 7246 Rosemead Boulevard, San Gabriel, CA 91775 Phone – 626-291-2101 web site – mybhanu.com