Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Food Shops Dec 28, 2011 The Mint introduces its Deli & Frozen Entree Line SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestFor the sake of honesty, I should mention that as well as being a writer; I have also been working at The Mint for 5 years. Although this clearly compromises my neutrality, I can at least offer first-hand confirmation that these meals are all hand made, packaged, and labeled on the premises after months of testing and tweaking by the owners and kitchen staff. Wesley Skull, Manager at The Mint. Photo by Deanna LadretCurry in a HurryDon’t you love spending an evening at The Mint, lingering over dinner with friends, and then waking up the next morning with hair, coat, and last night’s outfit scented with the delicious aroma of Tibetan curry? Well, thanks to the recent release of The Mint’s frozen heat & serve line, now you can replicate that fragrance in your own kitchen––even your whole house! After ten successful years of slinging favourites like Butter Chicken Curry and Thunder Spaghetti from their candle-lit/music-pumping/sub-street level location, The Mint recently opened an upstairs spot, The Mint Lunch, on 1412 Douglas St. In addition to the in-house lunch offerings, customers can find an array of take home frozen entrees at a fraction of the dine-in price (but you have to heat it yourself, cook your own rice and wash your own dishes, of course). The items currently offered are Butter Chicken Curry, Cashew Chicken Curry, Thunder Spaghetti Sauce, and 4 varieties of Tibetan Momos (traditional dumplings filled with pork, chicken, water buffalo, or potato & spinach). Watch for Spinach Paneer Curry, Lamb Curry, and other classics in the near future. Sides of Tomato Cilantro Achar (essentially Tibetan salsa), Dahi (honey-sweetened yoghurt), and a selection of The Mint’s dips and spreads are also now available for purchase in the Mint Lunch’s deli case. I asked owners Michael Garner and Rajen Shakya how to replicate the authentic Mint Curry experience at home. “Serve the curries with rice, topped with some freshly chopped red onion, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime,” says Garner. What about raw chili, I ask, to a round of enthusiastic nods. And beer pairings? “Yes,” they both say, which translated means: drink with beer, any beer. Especially, I might add, a lager or a nice crisp IPA. A Gewürztraminer or Riesling also goes very well, if your tastes lean more to wine. A word to the culinary challenged: though the take-home curries are sold on their own, sans rice, if you are very deficient in this department you can probably twist someone’s arm at The Mint Lunch to sell you some fresh-cooked turmeric-infused jasmine rice to go. Prices: $6.75-$8.75 for frozen momos & curries (curry portions serve 2); $0.50-$3.75 for dips & spreads. The Mint1414 Douglas St.250-386-6468 The Mint Lunch1412 Douglas St.250-590-4490 www.themintvictoria.com curryEdiblesVictoria SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 Sopa Paella Try the iconic Valencian dish as a hearty fall soup brimming with seafood and chorizo. We were going through a heat wave in Victoria when I ... Read More Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 It’s a Pancake Day! That crisp edge in the fall air stirs up a craving for comfort that sometimes only a stack of hot pancakes can deliver. So get your cast-iron pan ... Read More Breads / Food / How to Cook / Recipes July 13, 2021 Rosemary and Feta Potato Loaf A delicious homemade bread is always a welcome treat that can really set the mood for a good day. This is an approachable recipe to bring to holiday ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News January 28, 2021 CITY EATS February | March 2021 If you haven’t yet taken advantage of Victoria’s free local delivery program, Downtown Delivers, you have until February 15 to try it ... Read More Food News / Pantry / Review January 28, 2021 Some Like It Hot — A Hot Sauce Tasting Party A Hot Sauce Tasting Party Gillie Easdon gathered 15 local, house-made hot sauces and four brave souls to taste-test them. It was a mid-October, late ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News December 7, 2020 EAT’s 2020 Gift Guide EAT’s 2020 Gift Guide. Not just for the holidays! Bolen Books Flavor by Yotam Ottolenghi ($45.00) Cat’s Meow Trivet ($6.95) Book Seat ... Read More Comments are closed.