Went to see Darjeeling Express last night at Alamo South and was curious about the special Indian menu that went with it. Ordered the samosas to share- the filling was pretty good (but no where close to Clay Pit's, which I crave) but it was wrapped in a wonton wrapper and tasted like it was fried in old oil. Do you know what I mean? It was like it has been used to fry too many other things... There wasn't nearly enough of the chutney (and I didn't get any b/c s.o. hogged it all).
While the samosas were decent enough, the black bean burger I ordered was horrible. I mean disgusting. s/o will eat anything and he passed on it. First of all, the bun was sweet, like a crappy high school cafeteria sweet roll (which was the dinner roll with some corn syrup "honey" on top). WTF? Who wants a sweet roll with a savory black bean burger? What's next ketchup foam and mustard powder? (ha ha, as if Alamo would be that on top of the gastro game). On to the patty: sort of raw, as in the beans had not been soaked long enough and I had to put forth some effort in biting through them. BB veg. burgers should not be tough. Perhaps they don't make their own burgers (and these were freezer burned, leftovers, or found on a curb somewhere), but shouldn't they just throw the bad ones away instead of taking a chance in using it? The fries were definitely of the frozen cheap variety and were cold.
I ate 1/2 of the patty and finally gave up. An awesome $18 (incl. tip) later, I went home and got some real food. Thanks Alamo. I went there with the idea of eating something decent while I catch a movie. And just try to find someone to send it back or complain! At least the movie was good.
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