Our former home of Nizwa often gets a bad rap. With no mall, cinema, or spa, many expats arrive and leave in dismay. Some also complain that the town has no decent restaurants but I have to contest. Spicy Village is Lil’ Z’s absolute favorite but she’s biased—she’s been enjoying the food since she was in utero. We’ve all been well-fed by this cozy little Indian restaurant off the main road in Firq, not too far from Lulu Hypermarket. The food is always freshly prepared, tasty, and satisfying. Our favorite dishes are Spring Rolls, Yellow Dal Fry, Chana Masala, Garlic Naan, Sauteed Spinach, and Vegetable Manchurian. Efficient and friendly waiters attentively take order and serve the dishes with ease. As per our request, they omit chili peppers from our dishes and prepare our breads without ghee. Next time you’re in Nizwa, stop by Spicy Village for their lunch buffet from 12-3pm every day except Friday or any evening after 7pm for a sumptuous meal.