December 22, 2015

What Does The Bluefox Say?

What does a blue fox say? Do blue foxes even exist? Is it a mythical or mystical creature? To answer these questions; I guess there could be a mythical or mystical blue fox in some fairy tale book. There is such thing as a blue fox, but it's not an animal. And apparently, some guy named Ylvis is trying to figure out what foxes say, but I don't think he's figured it out yet. 

Yes, there is such a thing as a blue fox, but it's a restaurant that is called BlueFox Indian Bar & Grill. Located in the new and trendy West End Shopping center, this quaint restaurant is serving some really delicious food and I think it's worth stopping by to check out. Sure, there's plenty of great restaurants in this area to try and Indian food might scare you, but don't be scared. Instead, keep and open mind and check this place out. 

This was our first experience with BlueFox, but certainly not our first go-round with Indian food so we had an idea of what to compare it against. I think the more trendy and modern decor inside is inline with the look of West End instead of going with more authentic decorations, etc. Staff were very friendly and helpful with the menu and answering any questions we had. But enough of the restaurant, lets get to that yummy food. 

While we ordered some adult beverages and looked over the menu, our server brought out "chips". Not the kid of chips we were expecting, but are a must have before any meal or as the owner would say (who we had the chance to meet), "They go great with some cold beer!" I would certainly agree with that statement and you should most definitely ask for them. These chips were some kind of crispy, puff, little diamond thing, simply made with some dough and spices then fried. Yummy!

 We placed our order, my wife went for a special - Fire Garlic Shrimp and I went for a recommended dish called Chicken Chettindau. While we waited for our dishes to arrive, yet another surprise arrived at our table, the Executive Chef and a scallop appetizer. My wife thought they were a little over done (maybe just a tad), but I thought they had good flavor and there wasn't anything left.

Our food arrived and both dishes looked delicious, presented nicely and I was ready to start trying what was in front of me. We'll start with my wife's dish. Five grilled prawns, marinated with olive oil, chopped garlic, cayenne pepper, lemon juice and mustard powder - served over a bed of bahar rice and lemon grass with a tomato reduction and grilled sweet potato. While this was on the spicy side for my wife, I thought the dish was very good. It wasn't under cooked or over cooked and the tomato reduction was delicious.

As for my Chicken Chettinadu, I thought this dish was also very good and with plenty of heat. Prepared with boneless chicken breasts that is slow cooked with onions, tomatoes, coriander, curry leaves, garlic, chile and served with coconut rice and traditional bread. Again, I thought the dish was really good with a lot of different flavors for your mouth to enjoy. Are either of these dishes going to make you go - Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!, Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho! or Tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!? Maybe not, but the food is still delicious!

We finished our evening with a little vanilla ice cream dessert that was covered with a fresh pureed blue berry mixture that was actually a good pallet cleanser. If heat and all kinds of crazy seasonings and flavors aren't your thing, don't worry, they have a vast menu and not everything is made hot and spicy. So... venture out, see if you can find the secret of the fox, but if you end up deep in the woods, you've gone too far! Hey! even my little guy enjoyed his meal of oranges! ;)

5377 W 16th Street
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416

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