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 Jewel of India Manuka butter chicken:
Jewel of India
Taste (Flavour) = 8
Size = 10
Ingredients = 9
Decor/Cutlery = 11
Waiting Staff = 11
Cost = 10
Jewel of India is the inferior butter chicken to Ruchi. The taste is blander, notwithstanding this is a comparison of two distinctly great curries. Ruchi has recently undergone an update, and if you haven’t been there in a while it’s worth going down to check out their more modern decor, although they have moved away from the more intimate indian style for a more modern feel, which detracts slightly from the ‘indian experience’.
The waiting staff better at Jewel, and don’t mind the occasional song – coconut raita in the tune of the more famous beatles song has been known to be sung by patrons with more than enough Kingfisher beer in their bellies.
I give it a 9, it’s not as nice as Ruchi butter chicken. As an experimenter, I’ll probably opt for this dish if my dining partners want something conventional, otherwise I’ll experiment with other items on the menu knowing that the Ruchi butter chicken is still out there.