My Shanti – by Vikram Vij
Happy Tuesday great foodie friends. Just an update to a wonderful newer restaurant in our South Surrey community.
My Shanti means “my peace” and that is defined as soon as you enter the door.
The beautiful tapestry filling the main wall tells a story of peace and friendship. Now that you are literally in Chef Vikram’s and Bena’s dining room / living room settle in for a dining experience of a flavor ride thorough India with a twist of having My Shanti and Chefs twist of dishes from yesteryear growing up.
The beginning of your flavor experience starts hours before entering the dining room.
The magic starts in the kitchen where the chefs are creating fan favorites as well as new dishes with a twist and house made from the freshest ingredients possible. Some of the fun is seeing it all beginning from the spice pallet and then what shows up the table to tingle your tastebuds.
My shanti is now open for Lunch Thursday – Sunday and now that the summer weather is settling in the great patio is also now open.
We shouldn’t just “eat” and I think you know what I mean. Rather you should eat real food and take the time to experience the diverse flavors that dance across your mouth and warm your tummy. The measure for me is if I have a great and quality meal made from real food and seasoned with true spices that create flavors rather than the known flavor enhancers that aren’t healthy, and go home not feeling bloated or God forbid guilty then I know I have just had a quality dining experience.
Bena and her team have created a perfect summer lunch menu including this flavor packed Naanwhich – yes I said Naanwhich filled with wild boar, lamb and topped with masala paneer and pickled onions, tomatoes, spinach and mint yogurt and accompanied with cassava fries!
A perfect measure of restaurantuers that care about your experience is coming around your table and truly asking of your are enjoying your dish. You will see either Bena or Vikram walking through the dining room doing just that. Taking the time to honor those who grace your doors is something that we deserve! We work hard for our dollar so shouldn’t you enjoy what you spend it on, and feel let alone be appreciated by the restaurant? That is what you can expect at My Shanti.
Let’s get out and enjoy the summer and support our great new restaurants in our community!
This is my first write up in what will be a series or short posts celebrating the restaurants on the South Surrey / White Rock Peninsula. We are so fortunate in the lowermainland with top restaurants and fantastic chefs, we also should not forget that many of them have looked and our community and come to feed us!
You gotta try this!
My opinion is my own and Soley based on my experiences. This review was not previewed by the restaurant nor influenced by anyone other than me.
Posted on June 21, 2016, in Eat Local Buy Local, expand your cultural taste buds, Food glorious food from the heart and soul, gems outside Vancouver and tagged cultural, flavors, food, Foodie, Indian, Indian food, my peace, My Shanti, review, South Surrey, White Rock, YVR. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.