I am super excited about this new addition to Fairfield County food scene. It brings back many childhood memories. Memories that I have tried to re-live ever since I set foot in the US. Often coming close … yet not close enough to that taste, that sensation, that feeling of pure pleasure and contentment. The flavors and aromas of food sold at every street corner. Ah! the curries, the kebabs, the aromatic biryani …
Indian food (specifically food in northern India, mainly Delhi) is almost identical to food cooked in Pakistan. The two countries have shared centuries of history together and so having commonality in food was inevitable. The other country that made a huge impact on India and Pakistan, was United Kingdom! How cool that all three of those cultures and countries come together in a delicious way at one teeny-tiny establishment in Norwalk!
Royal Guard Fish & Chips opened its doors recently in the same location were Tim’s Philly Steaks lived for a brief time. Here, you will get the authentic British style fish and chips along with tons of absolutely, palate-stunning, super-delicious offerings from the Lahore (Pakistan) and Punjab (India). This is the real deal folks, I grew up eating this stuff and I can attest to that fact.
There is quite and extensive menu for taking-out or eating in. It is my new go-to place for food, every time company comes over!
So far I have tried the fish and chips which have amazing crunch with super soft and moist cod fish inside. It is not seasoned before frying, so you get to control how much salt, pepper, chilli sauce or tartar sauce you like to add.
I LOVED the Chicken Biryani as well as the Seekh Kebobs. The tandoori chicken is right on point and super-authentic in flavor. It is a must-try! The curries are excellent, albeit a bit oily – but then again, that is exactly how food will be on any street corner of Delhi or Lahore! Royal Guard is cooking with 0% trans fat and non-hydrogenated Canola oil.
Punjab, a state in India, borders Pakistan. Rich in farmland and home to hearty, happy, food-lovin’ people- it has its own array of dishes. Kari Pakoda and Punjabi Chana are some of my favorites from that region and on this menu.
The chefs and owners, Waheed and Shahida, of this little gem are so warm and welcoming. After years of great success and cult-like following in Danbury area, their goal is to make Fairfield County a delicious place to be – one sensational bite at time! 🙂
Royal Guard Fish & Chips | http://royalguardfish.com/RoyalGuardMenu.pdf