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Any Indian food on the PATH? And Opinion on Spice Cafe


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Any Indian food on the PATH? And Opinion on Spice Cafe

toothpick | Sep 1, 2005 08:37 PM

Indian Flavour has gone (at least it's all boarded up) in the new TD foodcourt. Any "hounds" know of a decent Indian alternative in the area?? (Ind Flv wasn't great to begin with...I think it was much better when it was in it's previous location (bulldozed for Bymark) but when you have to have it....)
Have tried Spice Cafe on Temperance - run by nice well meaning folks, and we really need good reasonably priced Indian food in this part of town, but we couldn't understand how expensive a lunch could be - on tiny plastic disposable plates, with plastic cutlery, when eating in (as opposed to takeaway) - 2 Vindaloo with rice, (which was the daily special) 1 okra side dish, 1 raitha, a Samosa, a Coke and a Perrier added up to $37 something (including tip). And how S-L-O-W... we were the ONLY patrons, and having placed our order at the counter we watched this crazy dance in which we were told to take a seat, the woman who took our order passed it on to some bloke who came out of the back and spent an age spooning it onto the aforementioned tiny plastic plates as though it were as precious as............. well $37 food I guess. (I think there was some innocent mistake at the cash desk - we are not suggesting anything else - hey they are new)
Was the food good? I like VERY spicy (HOT) food, so I appreciated the fact that their beef vindaloo had guts. But there were chunks of fat attached to some of the beef that I couldn't take. Fresh crisply cooked okra is very hard to get in any Indian rest, so their attempt was o.k. Nothing else was memorable.
Give these guys a chance - we need them, and they are very receptive to feedback. And they have a great patio, so you can get out of the PATH gehtto and get your sinuses cleared out before you have to go back to your nasty boss at the bank!

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