In case you didn’t know, my mother-in-law is Indian (…Gotta be careful what I write next, I know she’s reading! Hey Mum!). Before I met Sunny, I could probably count on one hand how many times I’d eaten Indian Food. I just didn’t get it, but then my only experience of the stuff was sloppy school dinner curry (Which had raisins in it…? What even? That still wrecks my head!) and the tinned curry my Dad used to buy. Fast-forward ten years and it’s hand on heart some of my favourite food (…not that I had much choice in the matter!).
My mother-in-law knows good Indian Food (particularly Vegetarian Indian Food as a strict veggie herself) and isn’t afraid to speak up when she’s served something that isn’t up to snuff. So, when she came down to visit a few weeks ago and we decided to take her to one of the top-rated Vegetarian restaurants in Cardiff, I was a little nervous. Also, as a meat eater who’d never set foot in a Vegetarian Restaurant before, I wasn’t sure what I’d even order.
Honestly? The only criticism we had was of ourselves – that we hadn’t visited sooner! Sometimes it’s hit and miss with Indian Restaurants, a bit of a balancing act; the food can sometimes be too spicy, or not spicy enough, or too oily, or too expensive, or lacking flavour. But the food at Vegetarian Food Studio was spot on and very reasonably priced – and the service friendly. The menu was absolutely massive, with plenty of choices and meal options. I quickly picked out a couple of favourites (Channa – chickpeas – and Aloo Parantha – a potato stuffed flatbread), while Sunny picked out a couple of childhood favourites and when they came we weren’t disappointed in either the portion size or the flavour. Yum! No wonder this place takes evening bookings for four weeks in advance!
They also offer takeaway food – including Indian sweets and light bites. Definitely worth checking out if you’re Vegetarian or a fan of Indian Food. 🙂
Vegetarian Food Studio
115-117 Penarth Rd, Cardiff CF11 6JU