Category Archives: Indian

Banana Leaf

Banana Leaf, web site, 5014 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC, 202-506-7554 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | Bethesda Mag | Ylp | Don Rockwell] Across the street from the bookstore Politics and Prose. I … Continue reading

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Sagun Tandoor

Sagun Tandoor, web site, 6007 Centreville Crest Lane, Centreville, VA (in Centreville Crest Shopping Center), 703-815-8000, closed Mondays. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Ylp] Might this now be the best Nepalese restaurant around? The chicken … Continue reading

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Diya

Diya, web site, 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna, VA, 703-970-7500 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [zabihah | Ylp | Don Rockwell | Gayot] This is in that camera-shaped building near Tysons Corner on Rt. 123. They serve … Continue reading

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Bawarchi

Bawarchi, web site, 13949 Metrotech Drive, Chantilly, VA, next to Lotte Plaza, formerly the home of Karaikudi, 703-378-9100, they don’t always answer their phone. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) Chettinad food, very regional. Get the chilies in … Continue reading

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Shakthi

Shakthi, web site, 3807 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA, 703-739-2400, where Po Siam used to be, next to The Birchmere (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [DelRay Patch] This Sri Lankan restaurant is a knockout. Get the String … Continue reading

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Shangri-La restaurant

Shangri-La restaurant, web site 1, web site 2, 7345-A Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD, 301-656-4444 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Don Rockwell] I put this in the pretty good, not great category. The momos are delicious and the … Continue reading

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Eating in Bangalore

Many of the useful MR reader recommendations here. I’ll recommend the Muslim food stalls along Cockburn Road, especially during Ramadan. First-rate for haleem is Hotel Fanoos (the attached restaurant) in Richmondtown, near the Hosur Water Tank. The Chinese restaurant in … Continue reading

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Why does South Indian food taste better when you eat it with your fingers?

I can think of three reasons. First, there is a placebo effect. For the Westerner/outsider, eating with your fingers seems exotic. For (many, not all) South Asians, eating with your fingers brings back memories of family and comfort foods. Second, … Continue reading

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Turmeric

Turmeric, web site, 405 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA, 703-938-0100 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | Yelp | Gayot] One of Virginia’s best Indian restaurants. The buffet is well above average, even … Continue reading

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Karaikudi Restaurant

Karaikudi Restaurant, web site, 13949 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly, VA, 703-817-7755, off of Rt. 50 just before Rt. 28 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Don Rockwell | Yelp] CLOSED – See Bawarchi Top-notch Tamil Nadu/ Chettinad Indian food, … Continue reading

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