So I get there and they say, "We're all out rice." This is after I had ordered. I was there to pick up the food.
They should have called to tell me that they don't have rice. That's the meal. That's all that curry is. Without the rice, you just have three chunks of chicken swimming in sauce.
It came with naan but that's not enough. The naan is not nearly enough to soak up the sauce. You need rice.
So that was a big disappointment. South Asian food always is. Before I figured out this rice thing, I was astonished that anyone ever ate South Asian food. But yeah, once I figured out that you're supposed to combine the rice with the curry, it made more sense.
Even once you know this, it's pretty disappointing. And I have bowel problems afterwards, which I understand is a common issue with South Asian cuisine.
So anyway, I ended up throwing out a bunch of sauce which is basically what you're paying for. He didn't even charge me correctly. He deducted something for the rice but not the full amount. I could see him with a calculator trying to figure it out and he wasn't getting it and the change that he gave me back was close enough but any arithmetic problems should have been in my favour. I ended up paying more because they somehow ran out of rice.
These things happen, I guess, and it's a way better experience going there than to the nearby Indian restaurant so I'll order again. But the rice is really mandatory.
I remember ordering from a Indian place than the one I mentioned and they gave you a small bag of rice with your order. I've never seen anything like it. Every other place I've ever ordered from gives you a reasonably-sized Tupperware-type container. Not this place. Enjoy your little bag of white rice. As if white rice is some precious commodity.
Actually, according to the internet, all Tesco stores in Scotland are open on Easter. I wouldn't want to go on Easter, though. Feel like a loser.
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