Probably out of many peoples memories now, I noted another rioters commentary about Indian Affair in Phillip having a pretty darned nice butter chicken. In the same essence as the Sammy’s Laksa (old premises) being a 10/10/10 for comparitive purposes – Ruchi Belconnen gets the mantle of 10/10/10 here’s a blow by blow comparison of Ruchi Belconnen vs Indian Affair, Phillip butter chicken:
Ruchi takes the sidelines to this butter chicken. While this is a comparison of two very good curries, I was tempted to dish out a 9 towards the Indian Affair BC because its base is tomato rather than cashew nut based – but then decided against it because the rest of the deal was so good it hardly mattered that much. The decor is absolutely exceptional, it could be used as the set of any given bollywood movie – a sheer upgrade from the clinical new look of Ruchi.
I’ll also give the waiter at Indian Affair a special note – he was jovial, and was working hard to make sure I had the best experience I could have from the moment I walked in the door, something I found extremely refreshing. I also noted while I was there, he brought out an additional dish to two other patrons to get them to try a new recipe he was trialling – this is seriously good old fashioned service.
I give it a 12, it’s better than Ruchi butter chicken. Unfortunately the south side is not very accessible, so its relegated to special occasions for me. If I were a southside resident, I’d be putting this on my list of places to go for those ‘special’ occasions.