WanderFood Wednesday: Punjab Sweets

by Wanderluster
( August 11th, 2009 )

Thali Plate - Punjab Sweets

I’ve been hearing about Punjab Sweets for awhile now. But it wasn’t until our friend, Ajit, set a time and date that we finally made our way to this out-of-the-way hole-in-the-wall restaurant located in a strip mall in Kent, WA. I’d say it was worth the wait but I’m wondering just why did I wait???

Above is a thali plate – an assortment of vegetarian nibbles tempered with yogurt, rice and a sweet jelly-like sweet in the middle. The little tins contain palak paneer (spinach and cheese), bhindi (seasoned okra) and aloo gobi (cauliflower with potatoes). In the back corner are pickled carrots and a slice of small hot pepper.

Roti - Punjab SweetsEvery good Indian meal comes with a sort of bread so that you can grasp the side dishes (chaat) and eat them delicately wrapped together. This is a paratha – my favorite of all the Indian flatbreads.

Aloo Tikki Chaat - Punjab Sweets

This is a dish of aloo tikki chaat. It tasted as vibrant as it looks – bursting with spices including mint, tamarind, onions and tomatoes with chick peas all mixed in.

Unfortunately for me, Punjab Sweets is located (during light traffic) about 25 minutes away – otherwise I’d be there often. Despite the drive, I expect to visit often.

Punjab Sweets
23617 C 104th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98031

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On August 12th, 2009 at 5:29 am, Mara said:

I love thali! My dad (who spent two years in India in the Peace Corps) makes a great one.

Doesn’t it always seem like the best Indian restaurants are in out-of-the-way strip malls?

On August 12th, 2009 at 7:31 am, marina villatoro said:

oh my god, it’s sooo good. I’m starving right now and it’s morning:)
we actually went to eat thai last night and I thought of your blog:)

On August 12th, 2009 at 7:46 am, jessiev said:

looks delicious!! i wish i had a plateful right NOW!! 😉 i’ll have to send my brother here – he lives in seattle.

On August 12th, 2009 at 9:18 am, Angela Nickerson said:

Yum! Yum! Yum!

On August 12th, 2009 at 11:04 am, Tammie Dooley said:

Those dishes look divine! The okra! The bread! Your photos of it are mouthwatering. I’m headed to lunch NOW.

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