Category Archives: Indian

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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Jewel of India

Jewel of India, web site, 10151 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD (just outside the Beltway), 301-408-2200 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | dishtip | Washingtonian | City Paper | Don Rockwell | Yelp] … Continue reading

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Kohinoor Dhaba

Kohinoor Dhaba, web site, 2800 South Eads, Arlington, (Crystal City), VA, 703-778-5005 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | dishtip | Examiner | zabihah | Don Rockwell | Yelp] Get the fish pakora, spinach, goat biryani, this … Continue reading

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Rasika West End (Rasika II)

Rasika West End (Rasika II), web site, 1177 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-466-2500 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | dishtip (Rasika) | Washingtonian | Yelp | Gayot] Now better than Rasika proper, the … Continue reading

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Is Africa the next big food trend?

Josh Schonwald says yes: One night, after reading about sugar-cane drinks and fresh lobster skewers, I started cooking. I made a spicy okra salad, grilled shrimp piri piri and steamed vanilla pudding. The next night, Zanzibari pizzas–chapati stuffed with eggs, … Continue reading

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