From my experience, the coconut chicken and the chicken vindaloo were , quite possibly, better than many indian restaurants that I’ve been to in Boulder. Although in theory, the recipes for these dishes shouldn’t vary dramatically from one establishment to another, they do. The coconut chicken was complex and savory; many coconut dishes can be quite thick and sweet, but I found the flavors balanced and nuanced. One thing I love about fast casual, beyond the price point… is that the recipes are consistent and quality is expected and adhered to. The biriyani, a rice dish prepared with spices, cashews and sometimes meat (but not in this case), was cooked to perfection, the spices, in no way, overwhelmed the main dish which is ladled atop the rice and topped my your choice of vegetables, crushed papadam ( a traditional crunchy bread similar to a cracker), cabbage, spices, herb yogurt and other options.
“Staying true to south Indian food, Biju’s Little Curry Shop focuses on bringing a new style of Indian cuisine to Denver. Freshly made every day, we combine true southern style ingredients and throw in a little spice to give it a kick. Add some protein or keep it vegan, it’s your call, but we’ll make sure your visit is full of flavor.”
I’ve got to say, on a day-to-day basis, I’m far more likely to grab something quick and healthy from Biju’s than to sit down at a restaurant. At times, we desire that experience…to linger over a meal that was meticulously prepared, indulge in a glass of wine to offset the spice, but at times we need something quicker, lighter and less time-consuming, that’s where Bijou’s come in…the quality has not diminished, but the complication has. Staying true to Boulder’s somewhat demanding population of foodies, pro-athletes and starving students, Bijou’s caters to the refined palate and the health conscious alike, tantalizing with flavors and nourishing the mind and body with whole-foods. Did I mention that Biju’s Little Curry Shop is a new addition inside the Whole Food’s on Pearl Street at 30th? Good going Whole Foods, thanks for supporting another local establishment and bringing more delicious dishes to us every day.
Give it a try, you will not be dissapointed.
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