For years, Daeguites have complained about the lack of quality Indian food. However, complain no more. Opened in February 2008, Maya Indian Restaurant is located across from Kyungbuk University’s North Gate. They offer tasty Indian and Nepalese dishes at affordable prices. Maya’s décor is warm and inviting. There is both floor and chair seating to suit every taste. The walls are covered in pictures of scenic India and colorful tapestries. The staff is friendly and eager to serve. The staff also speaks both English and Korean and the menu is in both these languages as well. (Image from 타나토스 blog) The best deal is the set menus. There is a chicken curry set, a vegetarian set, and a seafood set. These are offered in Indian or Nepali style. There didn’t seem to be much difference the two cuisines. Indian seems be spicier, while Nepali has a deeper flavor. The sets are between 10,000-12,000 won. Every set comes with a cabbage salad (typical side salad), a samosa, dal, a vegetarian dish, a curry, rice or naan, chai or lassi, and a traditional dessert. However, the vegetarian dish and the curry can change visit to visit depending on available ingredients. The chicken curry was spicy and flavorful, while the dal seemed a little bland. The samosas alone are worth visiting Maya. They are homemade and stuffed with potatoes, carrots, and peas. (Image from 타나토스 blog) There are also about ten different curries of vegetarian, chicken, beef, or seafood origins on the menu. We tried the chicken tikka masala, chicken breasts in a sumptuous red sauce with homemade Indian cheese. The dish was spicy but not overpowering. It is also the right amount leaving your satisfied but not stretching to finish every bit. The curries range from 8,500-10,000 won. (Image from Michelle Van Balkom-Nicholson) Finally, Maya has chicken tandoori. You can order a ¼, ½, or whole chicken. The tandoori is fiery hot, and served with a tangy mint sauce. You can enjoy your chicken or any other meal with Maya’s array of naan. They have butter, garlic, cheese, or keema naan.