Saturday, 24 March 2012

Khazana - A Food Review

Whitchurch Village in Cardiff is dotted with many wonderful restaurants offering different cuisines from different cultures including Italian, Thai, British, Chinese and Indian.

This time, we visited an Indian restaurant called Khazana to celebrate a colleague's birthday and to meet up with an old friend.

We were greeted with a nice smile as soon as we arrived and was led into a dining space with a very nice ambience with dim lights.

According to my colleague, who recommended that place, Khazana has changed management over a year ago, undergone renovation, and is now much better than before!

So, without further ado, we 'studied' the menu in great detail as it seems to offer so many different dishes. Different meat and vegetarian dishes and so many different types of curries, not what you would normally see in an Indian restaurant in Cardiff.


After much deliberation, most of us went for the Butterfly Prawns for starters.

It did come out looking somewhat like a beautiful butterfly - deep fried!

It looked really delicious, perfectly deep fried in a nice batter, giving it a nice crunch with the big juicy prawn. Those who had this, loved it!

Butterfly Prawn

I went for the unconventional (to me personally) duck dish to start. Maybe it is a common thing in an Indian restaurant, but I have never seen a duck as a starter in one!

Duck Breast

The duck was nicely roasted and the sticky sauce went really well with it. The sauce has a nice sweetness to it, almost like a plum sauce. While the sauce in the little pot just added some spice and kick to cut through the sweetness of the sticky sauce.

Then it was the main dishes to follow, with a bit of pilau rice and some naan breads......

Murgh Anarosh 

Again, I liked something unique and went for the Murgh Anarosh. Which consists of strips of chicken marinated in chef's special recipe (a restaurant secret of course) stuffed in a pineapple shell!

Pineapple cap off

Not only it looked amazing, it tasted amazing too!

As promised, it was a mild curry (yep! I cannot take food which is TOOOOO spicy!). It has a wonderful array of spices in the sauce, a citrusy sweetness from pineapple pieces, and I can taste some almond and coconut flavours coming through.

Wonderfully delicious eaten with some pilau rice and coconut naan bread!


One of our colleague ordered the Chef's special monkfish cooked in Chef's special recipe (again, a restaurant secret). It looked amazing!

Coconut Naan Bread

A very nice meal, good ambience, delicious food and of course wonderful people!

I would definitely come here again.

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