Adventures written by the VAMONDE Team
As a global city, Taipei’s food scene is rich with dishes from around the world. When it comes to Indian food, Mayur Indian Kitchen is one of the best options Taipei has to offer.
How did an Indian restaurant find its start in Taiwan? Mayur Srivastava, the chain’s owner and namesake, fell in love with a Taiwanese woman and moved from his native country of India to Taipei. Before the move, Mayur worked as a chef at large hotels catering to distinguished guests like Taj, Oberoi, Radisson, Marriott, Novotel, and The Westin Taipei.
Mayur Indian Kitchen first opened near Taipei 101 in 2011. Capitalizing on the menu’s popularity and help from his Indian family members, Mayur opened seven locations throughout Taipei in eight years.
What makes Mayur Indian Kitchen truly remarkable is its devotion to sharing the diversity of Indian food and culture. The menu features food from 14 Indian states and offers dishes that can be eaten by practicing Muslims and Jains. From tandoori bbq to savory curries to buttery naan, there are plenty of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options for everyone. Some recommended dishes are aloo gobhi (around $7.25), curried cauliflower and potatoes, and butter chicken (around $8.00) which has a sweet and slightly spicy sauce.
Even though Mayur Indian Kitchen has seven locations, not all of them are the same. Its third location, for instance, features an entirely vegan menu. The fourth location has an all-you-can-eat buffet that costs around $15.00. If you’re looking for a fun evening out, the sixth location offers live performances and a shisha (hookah) bar.
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