I love Indian food. I love Mexican food. But I didn’t quite know what to expect when I walked through the doors of IndiMex in Stones Corner.
The first of it’s kind in Australia, Indimex is an Indian-Mexican eatery, promising ‘funky Indian with a Mexican twist'. The concept was inspired by Chef G. J. Singh, a trained Mexican chef of Indian heritage, who seeks to deliver food that is ‘never dull, completely new and always fresh’.
The menu consists of three different types of foods to choose from, traditional Indian dishes, traditional Mexican dishes and the fusion dishes. The Indian-Mexican fusion dishes mix Indian and Mexican ingredients together to create a unique taste sensation.
For starters we had Chimosas, a crispy fried Mexican tortilla wrap filled with Samosa filing. Flavoursome and crunchy. For mains, we sampled one traditional Indian dish and one fusion dish.
The traditional Indian dish we tried was the Chicken Tikka Masala. This dish was full of flavours and you could really taste how fresh the herbs, spices and vegetables were in the curry. The capsicum and onion still maintained their crunch, while the chicken was tender and soft. This was some of the tastiest Indian food I have had in Brisbane.
We chose medium spice and it really packed a punch. I’m a wuss when it comes to spice and medium was just a little too hot for me. The level of spice in the traditional Indian dishes range from ‘mild’ to ‘super hot’. The ‘super hot’ option has Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Chillies in it. These chillies are known to be the hottest chillies in the world and generate around 14,63,700 Scoville Heat Units. These dishes are the real deal and should only be tried if you can handle the heat.
The fusion dish we sampled was the IndiMex Lamb Burrito, a Mexican tortilla wrap packed with Indian flavoured filling. This was a very heavy dish. Covered in cheese and served with Biryani rice and black lentils, I could barely get through half before I had had enough. The freshness and flavour was there, but there was just too much starch on the plate.
The décor of the café is fun and feisty, with colourful murals on the wall and mariachi music playing in the background. Arriving at IndiMex you are greeted with the smell of fresh herbs and spices that make your mouth water as soon as you walk in the door. The staff are friendly, happy to explain the menu and even stay for a chat. The service is exceptional, with the meals brought out within minutes. There were plenty of families in the restaurant, adding to its welcoming vibe. Topped off with a traditional margarita, the meal went down well and we were left rubbing our bellies feeling very satisfied.
The traditional dishes are fresh and tasty, packed with flavour and spice. Yet, I wasn’t sold on the fusion dishes. All over, IndiMex is a great place to take the family if you can’t decide on whether you feel like eating Mexican or Indian cuisine.
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Chicken Tikka Masala and Traditional Lime Margarita
401 Logan Rd, Greenslopes QLD 4120
Phone - (07) 3394 1000
Mon-Sun - 8am-9pm