My Masala, South Melbourne
Dining at My Masala was a bit of a wild experience. One that starts off unsure, then confused, then mind-blowing fantastic. The store has a bit of a crowd that attracted me in as it wasn’t my original lunch choice for the day. Upon entering there’s a immediate sense of confusion as it feels like you’ve walked into someone’s living room. At My Masala the restaurant feels ex-residence with two dining areas and the kitchen and payment till at the back. It’s all a little wacky and no doubt could throw off someone on their first visit, particularly expedited by the lack of menu and off service.
For lunch there’s two options and they are both amazing value – $6.50 for the vegetarian thali with two curries, naan and rice and only two bucks more for the meat thali option. The food comes out quick (everyone’s largely ordering the same here) and I was gladdened when it arrived upon the table. A tab of dahl, butter chicken and a seemingly beef korma type curry alongside the yoghurt and some greens. Such a fantastic deal for the price. I enjoyed the curries, nothing groundbreaking but for less than the cost of two coffees it’s a complete meal. Naan was fresh, warm and crisp. All flavours were really good. Spread the word!