General Discussion 16

Indian food

Allan Evans | Sep 23, 1999 01:51 PM

When will New york City begin to have authentic Indian
restaurants? Jackson Heights has become a strip mall of
buffets, featuring reheated days-old dishes with
lackluster smears of dull gloppy sauce, little Indian
in Manhattan is duller... the two South Indian
outposts, Anand Bhavan in Jackson Heights and Mavalli
of Manhattan are fine on occasion, but for the Northern
cuisine it is getting worse. My wife, who has travelled
in Indian, finds no resemblance in the predictable
tandoori, dal, spinach glop, curries pieces of meat
fare abounding. Even a recent trip to London found
fresher ingredients and individualized uses of
seasoning. Also there has yet to appear a Bengali
restaurant, Western that is. Everyone is eating at home
it seems... Alas, groan....

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