TWO intrepid reporters take on the challenge of finding the best vindaloo in the Canning Times and the Melville Times catchment.
Josh Zimmerman and Pia van Straalen are self-confessed curry lovers, but it transpired once while in conversation about roti, spices and authentic sauces that neither had tried vindaloo.
It was the perfect project; to determine the best vindaloo in an exhaustive Vindalection aimed at electing the best on the scene.
We have no preconceived ideas, we are scoring independently and we will find the Windaloo and the Vindaloser.
It’s Canning versus Melville, no curry is created equal and the stakes are high.
CANDIDATE 1 – Maharaja Indian Restaurant Applecross
Pia’s score: 18.5
A pleasant surprise, having little Vindaloo experience. The tart tomato was balanced and the heat caused sniffles. Delicious!
Josh’s score: 19.5
Well-balanced sauce with the right amount of heat but let down by slightly over-cooked beef. A solid but not spectacular garlic naan.
Do you have any tips? What do you look for in the perfect vindaloo? Where should we try? Comment below and help us find the Windaloo… and avoid the Vindalosers.