As you can tell, I enjoy eating—especially cultural cuisine. I live in a small city that is bordered by two other smalls cities, comprising the “tri-cities” of Western Washington. We don’t have tons of multi-ethnic cuisine but, thankfully, we have an Indian restaurant that boasts such flavor and hospitality that I cannot help but share. The Curry House at 8765 Tallon Ln NE, Unit H, Lacey, WA 98516 has become my “go-to” restaurant for curry and spice. When you enter the establishment during lunch, owner Pranjit welcomes you with her warm smile. After ushering you to a table, your olfactories are met with tantalizing smells of curry, garlic and other flavors that helps you to know you are, indeed, in an Indian restaurant. The menu (also available online) offers selections of appetizers, clay oven dishes and vegetarian. Don’t worry if you’re a meat-lover, there are number of chicken or lamb, to satisfy your carnivorous hunger pangs. Each meal is so robust, even during lunch that you leave with leftovers for the next meal! I love this because it offers a great value for the price. I usually eat the vegetarian entrée because I thoroughly enjoy Mattir Paneer, a curry containing Indian cheese and peas, and comes with other curry dishes and basmati rice. Mmmm…basmati rice with cloves and other spices. Of course, each of these entrée dishes comes with Naan (Indian flatbread). This facilitates dipping and enjoying the various sauces on your plate! Please, if you’re in the Lacey, Washington area, specifically the Martin Way area near Hawks Prairie Costco, stop by the Curry House Lacey. Also, if you’re in a hurry, you can also order online and pick up your meal. You will not be disappointed! And, if you happen to meet Pranjit, please let her know Karen, the Hawaii lady, sent you.