The other night, my parents invited Elizabeth and I to join them for dinner. We thought about going to Shogun but they were booked pretty solid; the only reservations were at 5 or 9:30. My brother and his friend Nick came along, too, and my brother suggested trying Radhika.
"How spicy is that?" my dad asked the waiter.
"Not very spicy, maybe only a 4 out of 10."
"Could you make it like a 1 out of 10?"
My dad liked the lamb fine although, predictably, he said he thought it was still too spicy.
My brother and I both ordered the chicken vindaloo. The menu describes it as being cooked in a "fiery red hot" curry sauce. The sauce was wonderful, full of spice, but it wasn't really very hot. Regardless, it was delicious. The chicken and potatoes were tender and, as I mentioned, the spices were plentiful and tasty.
Elizabeth and Nick both had chicken tikka masala. They liked it - as did I, I had several pieces of Elizabeth's - but we all wished it had been a little spicier.