In my life, I've experienced authentic Indian food maybe three times and the times I had it, I remembered it to be very spicy. This could have been because my parents enjoyed spicy food and I wasn't a huge fan.
Fast forward to recently, I was presented with an opportunity to try out Spicy 6, located at 1116 Robson Street in Vancouver.
When we arrived, there were several tables already having their dinner on a Monday night which was a good sign for me. We ordered butter chicken and chicken korma and made them both combos. The combo made it so you got a plate of rice, naan, salad, and soup that went along with your entree.
Before our main course arrived, we also had an appetizer (Papadum?) that resembled tortilla chips which were nice. It came with a sweet-savory dipping sauce and a hotter dipping sauce as well.
Our main entrees came in candlelit warming trays that kept the food at an awesome temperature. Initial bite of the butter chicken was very good, way better than the butter chicken sauce I buy at Costco. The chicken korma is where I was blown away. Never had I ever tasted Indian food that amazing. The korma sauce was excellent to dip with the naan and equally amazing to mix with the rice.
During my meal, I also had a mango lassi which was even better than I remembered. I personally love mango type drinks so this was definitely up my alley.
We finished dinner with a dessert called a Gulab Jamun which is a sweet milk dumpling dipped in rose water and warm honey syrup. I enjoy my desserts but for me, it was a bit too sweet (Lillian enjoyed it a lot).
Overall, I had a fantastic experience at Spicy 6. I was so full after dinner and it was definitely food coma worthy. It definitely has peaked my interest to try more Indian food and experience the tandoori and roti dishes in the future.