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take-out from Amaya Express- Yonge St location- not impressed


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take-out from Amaya Express- Yonge St location- not impressed

phoenikia | Nov 14, 2009 03:28 PM

Decided to give Amaya Express a second try.

This time I ordered butter chicken, aloo gobi & rice.

The aloo gobi was a very wet, tomato based version I wasn't expecting- usually, in my experience, aloo gobi is more dry, and contains enough turmeric to make the dish a yellow colour. Mind you, since aloo gobi just means potato cauliflower, I'm sure various versions exist. Some of the flavours in this version were unpleasantly sharp in one bite, non-existent in the next.

The pieces of chicken in the butter chicken were dry, and the sauce was missing something, not sure what. Very tomatoey, very red version- not rich and creamy. The rice was fine.

During the summer, I ordered the dal makhani, mutter paneer and halibut ambotik. Not impressed enough by any of those dishes to give them another chance.

Am I just ordering badly? Or maybe Amaya's style just isn't to my taste? What dishes do you like at Amaya Express?

For Indian take-out north of Lawrence and south of Finch, I much prefer the food I've ordered at Cuisine of India.

1574 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G3B7, CA

Cuisine of India
1992 Yonge St, Toronto, ON , CA

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