Monday, May 30, 2011
India Gourmet - Chicken Tikka Masala Wrap
The Naan Wrap is a great take-away food because it's served burrito style in a silver aluminum wrap, so it's perfect for munching and walking around the market. But it's most definitely not a burrito. The base of the wrap is India Gourmet's delicious Naan bread, which is made on-site at the market so it's fresh, warm, and delicious. Layered on the bread is a serving of basmati rice and then the filling of your choice between lamb curry, Chicken Tikka Masala, eggplant, chickpeas, or mixed vegetables. I chose the chicken and the woman making my wrap dished out a huge scoop.
Naturally I can attempt to compare the India Gourmet's Tikka Masala with that of one of my favorite food trucks, Curry Up Now, but they are so incredibly different it might not be fair. India Gourmet offers a much richer, creamier sauce that is the focus of their dish while CUN's highlight is the intense spiciness. They each are so unique that it's almost hard to call them the same dish. If you enjoy the Tikka Masala burrito of Curry Up Now, don't go to India Gourmet expecting something similar, but instead open your palate to try something new.
Rating: 4/5 (ratings guide)
India Gourmet, $7.00 for one wrap.
Does reading this make you want to try this vendor? Tell them that you saw them at I Left My Cart in San Francisco and support San Francisco street cuisine!