by Michael Jones
I’ve always loved the rich flavors of Indian cuisine and thankfully Seoul has some wonderful Indian restaurants. One of our favorites is called Jyoti, and it’s located near Sinchon station. The atmosphere is comfortable and the smell of intoxicating spices hits you as soon as you enter the restaurant. They have a large menu, but I can never resist ordering the Chicken Vindaloo (11,000 ). It’s my favorite Indian dish and I love to dip flaky strips of garlic naan (3,000 ) into it. The garlic and butter mixes wonderfully with the spicy creaminess of the Vindaloo. We also ordered two sides of basmati rice (4,000 ). We splurged on this trip and ordered two of everything, but it was well worth it. Everything I’ve ordered at Jyoti: palak paneer, saag paneer, tandoori chicken, has all been delicious. They also have a great lunch set at only 9,000 won on weekdays. If I had one suggestion, it would be that no matter what you order, make sure to order naan. This oven-baked flatbread is simple, yet incredibly delicious. Naan is truly one of the best breads in the world. The outside is flaky and the inside is soft and warm. If you like it as much as me, you will use it like a utensil and soak up all the incredible flavors from your main dish. No matter what you decide to order, Jyoti is a great place to satisfy your craving for Indian food. Check out their website at http://www.jyotifood.com/index.php#20160707033702 to see more information and a full menu.
Go to Sinchon station exit 5.
Make the first right.
The restaurant is on the 3rd floor on the right. You should see some signs.
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