My husband ordered takeout from Punjab in Arlington a few days ago. We usually dine in, but this time we wanted food at home. He ordered 4 entrees and requested mild spice since we have a 4 y.o.
Two of the 4 were mild, and the other two were suitable for an adult who likes spicy food.
I phoned and spoke with a woman, maybe a manager?, who repeatedly told me that this is the least spicy they can make the dishes ordered. The items could have been made more spicy if we'd wanted it so.
Well...as someone who is a good cook, this tells me two things about Punjab. One, Punjab premixes all spice combos and it premakes all sauces. Nothing is truly made to order. They can always add more spice to take it to another level. Two, Punjab doesn't care about its customers and their requests.
Has anyone else had this experience there? BTW, Royal India Bistro in Lexington Center will make dishes to order, as I have requested mild items so that my children can also enjoy the food. Mild does not equate with tasteless.