August 12, 2010

Southern Spice, Cayman Islands

Filed under: Restaurants — Tags: , , , — CaymanBoy @ 9:15 pm

I'm one of those people who love trying the latest restaurant, so when asked the question where shall we eat tonight " Let's try Southern Spice" was the obvious answer as it's the newest place "On-Island".

Located right next to KFC on West Bay Road Southern Spice certainly is in the perfect spot for passers-by to stumble across it.

From the outside it looks like a modern Indian, but upon entry things start to go astray – where's the smell on incense, the high-pitched Indian music, the smell of meat cooking and indeed the red carpets running halfway up the wall? Maybe that's my view of a traditional Indian given the number of the establishments I've frequented overs the years – so why have Southern Spice decided to follow a different path?

Okay so the place has the feel and echoing nature of a new office building, so how's the food?

Well, for starters I went with Chicken Pakora, which i must confess to being very surprised at it's inclusion on the menu as iIve not seen such an appetizer on any Indian Restaurant's menu outside of the UK. Although slightly dry and indeed a smallish portion it was certainly tasty.

For the main I tried a Chicken Masala, and of course asked for the spiciest "mother" in the house, although as ever all the Indian restaurants on the islands simply make their dishes hotter by piling chopped green chillies on top of the dish after it's cooked.

An important side dish for me in any reputable Indian Restaurant is the "Garlic Nan", which tonight was indeed the biggest one on the Island – and thankfully also tasty!

So does this mean I'll transfer my allegiance from Gateway of India to Southern Spice, nope, but having another restaurant here certainly provides another place to try. I'll try it again in a few months and see if the smell of a new office has drifted away.

Contact Details:

Southern Spice
Baytown Plaza
West Bay Road
Seven Mile Beach
Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands

Tel: 949-5550

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