Bombay!

After a long day of biking around Vancouver, Vincent and I found our way to East Vancouver and the restaurant, Bombay.

IMG_20180902_184618.jpgSitting by the open air windows, we people watched. Biking here made us acutely aware of Vancouver´s housing problem.

House prices skyrocketed which seemed to have left a lot of people homeless. Small colonies of people peppered our routes and brought up complicated questions, like, how do we stop gentrification? As a landlord in Buffalo, this is something I think about a lot. Will Buffalo´s housing prices continue to skyrocket?

Our hunger for knowledge also made a hunger for food: good, warm, spicy food, which we got at Bombay. We ordered vegetable samosas and a coconut chicken curry dish. La nouriturre etait tres bon! Oh mon dieu.

The samosas came with a dipping sauce that had umami. It felt full of flavor. We saw the chef step out from the kitchen as if he wanted to see how everyone enjoyed his food.

img_20180902_1822563724444089214266966.jpgLa nouriturre etait tres bon! Oh mon dieu.

The samosas came with a dipping sauce that had umami. It felt full of flavor. We saw the chef step out from the kitchen as if he wanted to see how everyone enjoyed his food.

The coconut chicken was full of mildly spiced flavor. It felt like there was a secret spice in the dish that made us feel happy.

Or maybe it was meeting the manager, Scotty. A recent transplant from Scotland, who recommended the brewery, Strange Fellows, based on other conversations he had with people, rather than his own experience. Scotty had the open disposition and global mindset of an owner, rather than manager of a restaurant. He strolled outside during breaks, chatting with local people. He talked just enough. Hung around just long enough that made us feel like it was okay to converse with him.

Scotty had the open disposition and global mindset of an owner, rather than manager of a restaurant. He strolled outside during breaks, chatting with local people. He talked just enough. Hung around just long enough that made us feel like it was okay to converse with him.

He, along with the other wait staff, demanded a meticulous attention to our comfort–bringing fresh bottles of water, cleaning small bits of crumbs away, making sure the curry had a lit candle under it, serving hot plates to keep the curry warm. The night was mildly chilly and the warm curry sank into our stomachs, filled us up, satiated some deep hunger inside. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who is in Vancouver.

See where we went after! Check out: La Biere

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