It was a rainy Saturday night and we couldn’t decide what to eat. Lately Marv has been on a malaysian cuisine frenzy, so we opted to try out Tamarind Hill in North Van since we had enjoyed ourselves at the New Westminster location.
1440 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver BC
Tel#: (604) 990-0111
Surprisingly, it didn’t take us too long to get here. Maybe about 10 minutes, I think I’d rather come to this location since it’s much closer and parking was a lot easier to find. Upon entering the place, it was almost empty. There was only 1 other table occupied, but they appeared to be done eating a long time ago and were just chatting.
For me, it’s an absolute ‘must have’ when I come to Malaysian restaurants to get the Roti, however this time I was convinced to try the Murtabak instead. It’s essentially roti wraps with either lamb, chicken, beef or vegetarian. We opted for their lamb version. For 1 roll split into 2 pieces, we found it to be a bit pricey for $7.95. The side salad was quite refreshing. It was a tad pickled and still crunchy. I enjoyed it, although I probably would’ve enjoyed regular roti even more.
Just like how I must have roti, Marvs ‘must have’ dish is satay sticks! This round we went with their Chicken Satay Skewers. These were nicely cooked, they were pretty juicy and not overcooked.
Next up is the K.L. Hokkien Mee. It’s stir fried thick noodles with squid, beef and cabbage in a dark sweet soy sauce. Marv enjoyed this dish, he found the sweet soy to be a nice change to the regular that he’s used to. I know I mentioned it has squid in it, but I don’t recall eating any in this dish.
Last buy not least is the Malaysian Chicken Curry. This was SPICY! Okay, probably not that spicy to all the spicy eaters, but I’m weaksauce haha! Even though it was on the spicy spectrum for me, I couldn’t stop soaking my rice in the sauce. It was easily my favourite dish of the night. The chicken and potatoes and absorbed the sauce well, and was in each numbingly spicy bite.
Overall, we enjoyed our meal here and prefer it to their New West location. It’s definitely more spaced out and you won’t feel like you’re dining with the table beside you here. One thing to mention is that this place is also a lot smaller so it could fill up fairly quickly.
Post by Colleen