Ashoka the Great was an ancient Indian Emperor whose Sanskrit name meant ‘painless, without sorrow’.
We have no idea what the Sanskrit for today’s Big Deal with the Ashoka Shak in Livingston might be but we can tell you that it translates as ‘great curry at a wallet-pleasing price’.
Curry for 2
Based in the Livingston Designer Outlet, this branch of the popular Ashoka chain has been spicing up the lives of Livingston curry-lovers since it opened in December 2002.
Ten years on and the kitchen have perfected their saag gosht skills and polished their korma know-how to a brilliant shine.
This Big Deal is for two people to each choose any curry from the a la carte (£2 supplement for each tandoori and king prawn dish) at the Ashoka Shak. Rice and nan to share are included in the deal.
No matter what style of curry you like, there will be something to tickle your taste buds on the Ashoka’s a la carte.
Delicate tastes might like the butter chicken or the Ceylonese korma made with lashings of creamed coconut.
More experienced currynauts can tackle more fiery dishes such as the South Indian garlic chilli chicken or the lamb shakuti made with fresh green chilli.
This Big Deal would make a great shopping trip lunch, a pre-movie meal or simply a tasty curry with friends or family.
At £10 for 2 people, it’s a full bhoona bargain that won’t break the bank.