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himalayas (north middlesex co, nj)

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himalayas (north middlesex co, nj)

piney | Mar 26, 2003 10:13 PM

i don't like to judge by just one visit, but himalayas, a non-descript looking restaurant, in a non-descript shopping center, on a non-descript street, in a seemingly non-descript town, could be described as a spicy hidden gem. at first glance, the weekend buffet looked a little small, however the 7-8 chafing dishes each contained two selections. all the dishes were distinguished by a clearly higher level of spiciness (heat wise) than most south asian buffets. the extra spiciness, though, did not drown the taste of the food. just the opposite, someone's deft hand allowed the taste of each ingredient to reveal itself within the dish even with the higher level of heat. the buffet had most of the mainstays, such as aloo gobi, lamb sagwala, vegetable biryani, vegetable vindaloo, etc., and, also, some dishes that were only labeled generically, such as "fish curry". the only disappointment was the mini-dosa in a chafing dish, instead of fresh-from-the-griddle, like the way they are served at chand palace. for dessert, i did not try the gulab jamun, but the phirni had a lower level of sugar than usual, which allowed the taste of this dessert's ingredients to escape the shackles of over-sweetness. himalayas' menu is on the web (see link below).

Link: http://www.himalayasnj.com/menu.html

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