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report on Indian Oasis (medium)

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report on Indian Oasis (medium)

borough homesick | Dec 20, 2004 11:02 AM

Had dinner there last night. Started with the much lauded drums of heaven, then shared chili paneer, fried okra w/black bean sauce, kung pao shrimp & kung pao potatoes. Thought the food was very good, but not sure about it hitting the heights previously described here. The preparation, saucing, & garnishing of most of the dishes seemed repetetive (I know we ordered 2 kung paos). All of the dishes had some degree of bell pepper/peanut (except the okra)/onion/chili balance, all seemed to be fried & then sauteed w/sauce, and all were incredibly salty. I didn't get the MSG symptoms previously mentioned here, and I love salt, but diners who are sensitive to this should be forewarned. The spicing was quite piquant & delicious, but perhaps not for the faint-palleted. We had the date pancake, which was delicious but definitely redolent of rosewater. The service was great. All in all, I'd surely go back and try to strike a more balanced combination of dishes.

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