The shop has the size of your average night shop, but stocks the same amount of products as a middle-sized supermarket. The shelves are packed from the floor up to the ceiling, with cooking sauces, ghee, spices, dried peas and other Indian delights.
Located on Chaussée de Wavre, walking up to Garam Masala is an experience on its own. It’s fascinating how the neighbourhood changes from African in the first part of Matongé, to rather Indian around the shop. On my way there and back I saw many Indian people and families with their shopping trolleys, and most of them walked into Garam Masala as well.
Needless to say, the shop is packed. Both with customers as with items on sale. But it is the place to find everything you need. I went home with some cooking sauces, a bag of Bombay mix, nan bread and chapattis and a samosa, that was given to me by the friendly owner.
As most of the produce is imported via England, you’ll find lots of English food too. Mainly ‘classics’ such as Brown Sauce, Golden Syrup, mustard, PG tea, biscuits (hmmm Hobnobs) and the like.
Note: you can pay by card
225 Chaussée de Wavre, open from Monday until Saturday between 10.00-20.00