I went to Tamarind Bay Friday night since my usual (Cafe of India) is closed for renovations and left very confused. It was a chilly evening so I was thrilled that the room was so warm and inviting. The atmosphere is quite nice.
I was looking forward to trying out TB since hearing so much about it here on the board.
I ordered a MURGH MALAI PALAK (chicken cooked in spinach sauce). It was very very bland. My DC ordered Murgh Makhani (not on the menu) so that we could compare it to other restaurants that we enjoy. Again, this was just very boring and bland. Our meal was disappointing. The chicken in both dishes was tough as leather.
Additionally, my dinner was served on a half-moon shaped dish with a very low edge that made it just about impossible to scoop up any sauce and transfer it to my plate without having it slop on the table.
What did we miss about this place? What do people like about Tamarind Bay that they can’t get at other Indian restaurants?
I really love the combinations of different spices that make recipes unique from one Indian restaurant to another and I do realize that each batch would differ from one another; however, I just feel that the meal I had at Tamarind Bay would be a good starter meal for someone who doesn't venture far from meat and potatoes. I make a better murgh makhini at home.
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