You really cannot lay claim to being a proper city unless you have a great Indian restaurant. Fortunately for George Town it has Southern Spice, located on West Bay Road next door to HSBC.
According to Rajesh, the manager at Southern Spice, rather than just focus on dishes from one area of India, the menu selection at Southern Spice spans the country of India from north to south.
“India is a big country, and each and every province has its own dishes, so we put together a menu from across the country. When you come to the lower part all the foods are a bit spicy, but when you move to the north side it is all mild, smooth, and slightly sweet gravies. The special thing is the tandoor pot, and the people love the chicken tikka and the naan here,” says Rajesh.
Over the past two years, Southern Spice has built up a loyal following in Cayman thanks to its authentic Indian food and also specials like its Friday lunch buffet, which features four non vegetarian dishes, two vegetarian dishes, along with the regular starches.
As a Friday is the one day of the week you might be able to get away with a longer lunch hour, it certainly sounds tempting.
Of course, few things go together like a hot curry and a cold beer, which is part of the reason Southern Spice proudly pours Caybrew.
“We decided we would like to support local business, which is why we carry the local beer, and it is really good, especially the White Tip,” he says.
Southern Spice also offers a free local beer with every main course, be it lunch or dinner, so you can select your favourite from Caybrew, CayLight, Ironshore Bock or White Tip Lager.
Whether you like your curry hot or mild, Southern Spice is a great place to stop in for authentic Indian food; as long as you like your beer cold.