Dot Com…Tandoori?

by Ed Lau on August 18, 2007

Tandoori Kona

Although we love our regular Saturday destination, Pho Lan, every so often, we do need a change of pace. Sometimes we’ll go for Dot Com Dim Sum but today, we decided it might be a good idea to try Dot Com Tandoori at Tandoori Kona in Richmond. Personally, I’ve been to this place several times since it’s down the street from where I live and I think the food here is fantastic. However, it’s been awhile since my last visit and I forgot what the lamb dish I had last time was called so I just went with the flow and ordered the Tandoori Dinner like…well, almost everyone.

Tandoori Kona, Ed Lau, John Chow, Stephen Fung, Michael Kwan

In attendance, from right to left, is the Slayer of Pandas, Matthew and Rainer Schmoll, Jen from Jentekk Web Solutions, Gary Jones and his wife from BlueFur, me, fake Stephen Fung, Michael Kwan, Tejpal from our newest sponsor 1234Pens, Erin Berringer from Newport Business Media, Greg Morgan and his friend Dan. Unfortunately, since she was taking the picture, you can’t see John’s wife Sarah, baby Sally or John’s mom.

Tandoori Kona

The Tandoori Dinner includes an order of these…well, actually I’m not sure what they are but they’re like crispy torilla chips.

Tandoori Kona

Then came this massive platter of food. On the sizzling hot plate is a medley of meat and veggies. The fish was particularly delicious and I wish there was more of it. The chicken was a tad overcooked and a bit dry but a quick dip in the sauce made everything delicious.

Tandoori Kona

You also get a big bowl of rice and some crispy naan bread.

Tandoori Kona

For dessert, I had a mango lassi, which Tej tells me is made from buttermilk so that would explain why it’s so thick! The lassi was delicious and not too sweet but personally, I would’ve liked it even better if it was ice cold.

Tandoori Kona is tucked away in a little strip mall at 11700 Cambie Road in Richmond. It’s not a huge place so I probably wouldn’t recommend bringing a huge number of people with you. Last time I came the service was excellent but on this occassion, it was a bit off. They even got Stephen’s order completely wrong but hey, it’s not easy to handle such a big party with so few staff.

Ed Lau, John Chow, Stephen Fung, Michael Kwan

Thanks again to Gary for lunch and for bringing us some sweet t-shirts. If you’re wondering why we’re posing like this…well, read the shirt. Since Michael’s blog isn’t hosted on BlueFur, we decided that he has a non-existant package.

Ed Lau, John Chow, Stephen Fung, Michael Kwan

Ed Lau, John Chow, Stephen Fung

The funniest moment had to be when John came up to us and asked “Tucked in or untucked?” Good job there, grandpa.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Leo August 18, 2007 at 9:27 pm

Mmm, looks good. Almost good enough for me to actually make a trip to Richmond.


Gdog August 18, 2007 at 11:59 pm

That pho looks weird…oh wait…it’s tandoori chicken! Looks like you guys had another good time!


Nathan August 19, 2007 at 2:38 pm

WOW that looking incredibly good!


ms danielle August 20, 2007 at 3:12 pm

holy good god, that looks good!! i LOVE indian food! there’s an area right near my house called “little india” in cerritos. i haven’t been there for awhile and this is making me wanna go. your comment about the tucked in shirt was hilarious too :D


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