Firangi is an upscale Indian restaurant in Brampton that serves up all the favourite classics and more.
The ambiance, while upscale, is also eclectic and comfortable. It has personality: a large, original Hatecopy canvas dominates one of the restaurant’s walls. It sports the cheeky quote, “He looks at her the way I look at samosas”.
There are plenty of seating options to choose from, high top tables for casual group gatherings, booths for cozy date nights, and more.
The restaurant’s menu offerings are a lineup of dishes curated by Executive Chief Sanjeev Sethi, chef and owner of The Host a popular restaurant with locations across the GTA. All of it inspired by Indian street food, grandmothers, and tastes from ‘back home’. And at the crux of it all is a serious gem: a small plates menu. We were excited at the prospect of enjoying a bunch of different dishes, tapas-style.
We started off the tasty journey with the Manchurian Gobi ($8), a vegetarian version of the Indochinese chili and garlic chicken dish. It was spicy and delicious, most in our group didn’t even miss the chicken.
We then enjoyed the Chicken Tikka Tacos ($11) a spiced and marinated tikka in a corn tortilla, and the Kingfisher Beer Battered Fish Amratsari ($9).
The spicy fried fish was one of the highest points of the evening. It came served with two chutneys and a spicy mayo for dipping. It was by far the best small plate we had during the evening, though nothing we ate disappointed.
We also enjoyed the chicken and cilantro momos ($8) an Indian dumpling with hot samba, and the Firangi shrooms ($12), basil marinated mushrooms topped with a giant helping of spiced paneer and other bits.
The restaurant has plenty of other intriguing offerings on the small plate menu too, including chow mein samosas ($7) and butter chicken fries ($9) worth going back to try. And though we didn’t venture there, they also have a selection of big plates too.
The unique flair extends past the decor, wall hangings, and delicious menu. They also serve a mean mango lassi — in a light bulb. I went the sweet route. Lassi is an acquired taste in and of itself. The savoury version, which includes cumin and salt, even more so.
We closed off the eating extravaganza with the ras malai tiramisu, which didn’t disappoint either. It’s perfect for any palate; light, moist, and not overly sweet.
Firangi is open daily for lunch from 11:30 am – 3:00 pm and for dinner from 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm.