When a Toronto restaurant decides to participate in “Summerlicious”, they understand that there are both advantages and disadvantages. Sure it’s nice that business picks up, but now local bottom dwellers like myself and my partner in grime can afford your food. A three course meal for $25?! Big mistake Pukka…we’re coming in hot!
Pukka is a modern Indian restaurant located on St. Clair just west of Bathurst. Carla and I rolled up after work on Friday a half hour before our reservation. It was a good thing too, because hangry Carla was morphing into dangerous Snarla so we needed to get some food in that belly fast.
Here’s what we got:
Chicken 65: Deep-fried chunks of chicken in some sort of sauce. It was so good that I wanted to turn down the lights, put on some soft music and make it Chicken 65 + 4.
Served with chili ketchup, these were like Indian french fries. Small potato/yam/zuchini chunks deep fried and served in a paper cone. Carla had this to say
. That means she liked it. So did I.
Butter Chicken: I haven’t eaten at too many upper echelon Indian restaurants. Mainly take-out places. But this was the best butter chicken I’ve ever had.
Beef Short Ribs: Served in a dark brown gravy/sauce, these things didn’t just fall off the bone, they jumped off and left a note saying they were never coming back. It makes sense. Carla was all about the ribs.
Chocolate Espresso Cake: Meh…it came in a glass. So that’s lovely I suppose. Kind of dry.
Cardamom Kheer: A rice pudding type of dessert with some dried fruit on the bottom. Carla thought it was aight…probably because of the rice*.
*First mild racism instance. Many to follow.
For a grand total of 43/54.*
*Scoring system makes no sense
Ok so the dessert could have been better. But everything else…well, see the 0:02 mark
.If you go to Pukka, let us know what you think. If you don’t…let us know what you think.