Friday evening was the place to be for the best indian cuisine in Pasadena, CA. A friend and I were invited to partake in a dining experience like no other. Once seated we were greeted by Joanne and the rest is restaurant history. From start to finish each dish gave a different flavor. When ordering you have the option of having your food spiced to your liking from mild to hot. Vegetarian/Vegan options are available and if you have dietary restrictions let your sever know and they will accommendate your needs.
We started off with white wine to get in the mood. Our hor d’oeuveres were ordered and let me tell you amazing. Bhel Puri is an indian mixture of puffed rice, boiled potatoes, roasted peanuts, shredded cabbage and tomatoes tossed in mint and tamarind chutneys. The Shrimp Pakoras are tiger shrimp marinated with lemon juice, ginger, green chilies and cilantro, dipped in special chickpeas flour batter and lightly fried. Shrimp Pakoras was sooo good. I couldn’t get enough.
We opted for a vegetarian option for our entree. Channa Masala are garbanzo beans cooked with freshly ground spices, onions, fresh tomatoes and ginger. The Okra Masala are garden fresh okra cooked with freshly ground spices, onions, fresh tomatoes and ginger. I was raving about the okra. Loved, loved, loved it. It was paired with garlic and chesse nom bread and rice. Too good. Mint Leaf’s service was superb. Diners next to us had a great experience and were stuffed by all the food that was served.
As the evening came to a close it was hard to say see you later to a great experience. Dessert arrived and we grew in love all over again. Carrot Halwa is a traditional indian carrot pudding with pistachio crumbles, golden raisins and small cardamom. It was paired with almond milk and fig ice cream. Yum!
It was a great time and evening and I would recommend Mint Leaf in Pasadena to everyone. A special thank you to Blaze PR for the invite Joanne the manager for superb service and for treating my guest and I like royals.
Visit Mint Leaf when you’re in town.
Located at 2535 East Washington Dr. Altadena/Pasadena, CA. 91107
This is a review of Mint Leaf all opinions are my own. Til next time. #beachiebeautyapproved