Portside Wharf’s global culinary offering now includes the exotic flavours of India, with Aamaya Indian Restaurant now open at Hamilton’s premier waterfront retail and dining precinct.
The fully licensed establishment delivers an authentic Indian experience, serving traditional cuisine cooked in the tandoor, accompanied by freshly brewed Indian tea and King Fisher Indian beer.
Delhi-born owner Mandeep Chhillar said he wanted to provide people with good quality, authentic food that was reasonably priced in a great location.
“The key to good Indian food is all in the ingredients,” he said.
“Using the full range of traditional spices is essential for achieving true Indian flavour.
“Sadly, many restaurants omit ingredients to cut down on costs. Spices and nuts can be expensive and preparation can be time consuming.
“At Aamaya, everything will be made in-house without cutting corners. We believe our guests deserve the best we can offer and we want to bring it to them at a reasonable price.”
The menu was created by Mr Chhillar and his chef Kawal Kishore, who moved from his home in Delhi to work extensively in Japan before coming to Australia 10 years ago.
Mr Chhillar said like himself, Mr Kishore appreciated peoples’ desire for simple and recognisable food.
“Our menu includes familiar dishes such as butter chicken, rogan josh and lamb madras, with a focus on dishes from Northern India,” he said.
“We will be cooking from traditional recipes with no shocks or surprises so people will know exactly what they are getting.
“We believe Indian food is beautiful in its traditional form so we’ll be sticking to the basics and perfecting them.
“Dishes will be served mild as standard with the option to spice it up for those who prefer their experience a little more authentic.”
Mr Chhillar said Portside Wharf was known as a residential hotspot but was rapidly gaining a reputation as a dining destination to suit any taste or occasion.
“Portside Wharf is an excellent location along the Brisbane River with plenty of growth in the area, as well as a number of new residential buildings which provide a great customer base,” he said.
“The waterfront, boutique shopping and dining precinct has the right mix of restaurants featuring cuisines from all over the world including Japanese, Mexican, Lebanese, Italian and modern Australian.
“Given the popularity of Indian food, it’s great that we can bring this cuisine to Portside Wharf.”
Portside Wharf has 360 onsite, managed car parks dedicated to customers. It is home to more than 35 retailers including hair and beauty, entertainment, boutique fashion, riverfront dining, cafe and eateries, and conveniences such as an IGA supermarket, dentist and Jetts gym.