Food: Caraway Indian Cuisine Review [Delivery]

Restaurant: Caraway Indian Cuisine, Livermore

Delivery service used: DoorDash
Date ordered: 8th May, 2020

Dishes ordered:

  1. Butter Chicken – $10.99 – 9/10
  2. Navratilova Korma (9 vegetables cooked in creamy onion sauce) – $9.99 – 9.5/10
  3. Goat Biryani – $10.99 – 9/10
  4. Garlic Naan – $3.99 – 9/10
  5. Bonus yoghurt/minty thing – free – 6/10

As you can see, the photo was from taken from half way through. I was pretty much stuffed by this point, Jacky continued to eat a bit more haha.

Portion sizes: substantial! They really pack as much curry as they can fit into the container. The biryani came in a larger plastic tub. It’s definitely enough for 3-4 people… or 2 with very large appetites.

Flavour: yum!!!! Both of the curries were so full of flavour, creamy, cooked well. The chicken was tender and the veggies were soft (as I like them).

The goat biryani was dry, but we were going for that as the carb to eat with our curries. The goat meat was seasoned well and some pieces were so tender they fell apart on my fork when I tried to spoon it out.

I was particularly impressed that the garlic naan actually had a strong but not overpowering taste of garlic (my pet peeve is getting garlic naan where the garlic has clearly just been thrown on, and the rest of the bread does not have a hint of garlic taste). I loved getting a mouthful of the coriander to balance the richness of all the other dishes as well.

I think the yoghurt sauce is also there to cut through any potential heaviness or grease. I personally am not a fan of American dairy yoghurt but even so, I didn’t hate this one; it tasted refreshing and had more of a liquid consistency, but I didn’t have much because I did not find either curry too creamy or heavy. I’m not going to count that towards my overall rating because it was a bonus extra rather than something we ordered. Can’t knock free.

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Food: Ros Ni Yom Review [Delivery]

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Restaurant: Ros Yi Nom, CA, Livermore

Delivery service used: DoorDash
Date ordered: 4th May, 2020

Dishes ordered:

  1. Chicken Satay – $10.00 – 9.8/10
  2. Pad See Ew Chicken – $12.50 – 9/10
  3. Pad Thai Beef – $11.95 – 6.5/10

Portion sizes: Very good! The mains lasted Jacky 2 meals and lasted me 3 (though I was trying to eat smaller portions in general).

Flavour: Let’s talk about that chicken satay. We were craving chicken satay and honestly I was a little overwhelmed by the number of restaurants offering chicken satay on DoorDash, with varying prices and no information about portion size.

I then checked on Yelp and this was the first Thai restaurant with a full 5 stars and a bunch of reviews, the first of which was praising its chicken satay as the best she’d ever had and that was enough to pique my interest.

The prices were reasonable, though I considered $10 for 4 skewers a little steep, but the hope was that the taste would be worth it. And oh boy, was it worth it!

Juicy, succulent, tender chicken – seasoned perfectly with a mild spice rub, accompanied by nutty, creamy, sweet with the perfect amount of tang satay sauce. This is the mother of all chicken satays, I’m telling you. When I think of chicken satay, that sauce is exactly how I’d imagine it to taste.

It also comes with a mini sweet/pickled cucumber, sweet pepper and red onion salad. This flavour combo was a pleasant surprise and I really enjoyed it.

Jacky immediately suggested we just go back for more chicken satay hahaha. And, to be honest, while the size of those skewers is substantial, I have to admit I still find $10 + tax & tip & delivery fee for 4 skewers a bit difficult to swallow.

I suppose it’s a good thing they aren’t any more affordable otherwise Jacky and I would really be eating them daily. Anyway, after singing allll those praises, why isn’t it a 10/10? I suppose I’m leaving the 0.2 for when we finally visit Thailand one day and I find the same dish except this time I’m sitting on a sandy beach sipping something cool instead of being locked up indoors heh heh heh. A girl can dream, right?

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