Husband and I had a day to ourselves without children. Â We had a social event that went on for most of the day and by the time we left and drove the hour long journey home, we were pretty hungry. Â We had our anniversary recently but didn’t do anything for it so tonight we had a sortof belated anniversary dinner.
We were passing through Moonee Ponds on the way home so I suggested we check out Magic Mint as we were both in the mood for Indian food. Â Google told us Magic Mint were open tonight and there were options for omnis and vegans alike. Â Sounds good!
Being Sunday, and very cold outside, only a few tables were taken. Â That doesn’t bother me, it often means you get your food sooner! Â After some discussion with a helpful member of staff, I ordered the onion bhaji and vegie pakora for our entree– the helpful woman confirmed that these were not cooked in oil used for egg/dairy/animal dishes.
I got a bit of a surprise when the onion bhaji came out because the onion bhaji I’ve had were more strips of onion as opposed to ball shapes. Â I was soon bowled over by how tasty these were and perfectly cooked, with lovely subtle fennel flavours:
The veg pakora were also a nice surprise as there were different types and every one was delicious:
As you can see, there were a lot in the entrees for two people. Â Whoops. Â For my main I ordered the mixed vegetable curry with rice. Â This was fantastic. Â That’s all I can say really. Â Faaaantastic. Â And proof that veg curries can be bursting with flavour:
I was so stuffed from the entree that I ended taking three bhaji home and my leftover veg curry is currently sitting in the fridge too. Â Husband ordered his omni meal and was happy with it.
Service was really helpful and friendly. Â I think Magic Mint has become my new favourite Indian restaurant!
Magic Mint is located at 9 Hall Street in Moonee Ponds. Â http://www.magicmint.com.au/