Address: 5755 Cowrie St, Sechelt, BC V0N3A0
The Molangs went on a weekend getaway to Sunshine Coast. As we stopped by the heart of Sechelt on a Saturday evening, we decided to have dinner at the Saffron Restaurant.
All signs suggested that Saffron is an Indian restaurant – the billboard, the interior decor, the restaurant sign, and even the first 3/5 of the menu! Later we found out that it is actually a “multicultural” restaurant; i.e. on top of curries, they also serve hamburgers, ribs, pizza, and pasta! Very interesting. We decided to go with one Eastern and one Western dish.
Lamb Vindaloo – $18.75
Vindaloo is a sauce consisting of white wine, ginger, tomatoes, onions, and garlic. The one we ordered was extremely SPICY! To be fair, our server did warn us about the spiciness, but it was even beyond our expectation! Consequently, this dish was very one-note. The extreme spiciness overpowered any other subtle flavours. The lamb was a bit bland too. Rice was okay and aromatic. Naan had to be ordered on the side for extra $2. They were thicker and denser than the traditional naan.
Saffron Burger (fries or salad included) – $15.25
Saffron Burger = everything burger. It came with beef patty, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, mushrooms, cheddar cheese, and mayo. You can’t really go wrong with this type of comfort food. The burger overall was very flavourful, and it wasn’t too greasy. Fries were crispy 🙂
Mango Lassi – $4.49
Lastly, we ordered a glass of refreshing Mango Lassi on the side. It was a nice glass of mango smoothie 🙂 We gulped it down way too quickly.
Molang Scores & Verdict
We expected great curry and mediocre burger, but the opposite happened…