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Sai Curry Report (Las Vegas)

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Sai Curry Report (Las Vegas)

janetofreno | May 3, 2008 03:39 PM

I fly to Dallas tonight and back tomorrow. I won't leave the DFW airport the entire time (staying at an airport hotel and meeting tomorrow), so naturally my biggest concern was a good meal before I left. Time was limited, so we decided to try somewhere near the airport. I am ashamed to admit that I have been in Vegas three months; knew about this little gem, and hadn't eaten there before today.

Sai Curry is not for the timid or the very fastidious. In a seedy strip mall on Maryland Parkway near Tropicana, it is very small...and maybe the tables aren't always well-bussed when they are busy. But the food is worth it. We over-ate, after all, I knew DFW was to be my home for the next 24 hours. Dhokla (steamed chick-pea cake) isn't on the menu, but we noticed some behind the counter, so we started with that. DH gave his thumbs up with the first bite: it was freshly made and delicious. We also had idli with sambar and bhel puri as apps: the bhel puri was a VERY generous serving for 2.99 and tasty. The idli was very fresh and therefore almost melted in your mouth; the sambar was delicious. For mains DH had the masala dhosa; I had pav bhaji. The dosa was good but a little lacking in filling, and the potatoes were a little bland. Still, hubbie enjoyed it. The bhaji was very tasty; my only complaint is that I prefer it with a touch of fresh cilantro sprinkled on top. I'm sure if I had requested some it would have come. The pav were hamburger buns, which I expect, but they would have been better if they were buttered. Oh well, plain is better for you. We finished with chai (freshly brewed) and a trip to the India Market in the same center (where prices are half of what they are in similar Indian markets in Reno, btw...). All in all, a great meal. Lunch (well, really dinner) was 30 dollars for two including tax and tip and more food than we could eat....but somehow we managed to eat it anyway.

I recommend anyone who wants good Indian food, and especially a few South Indian and Chaat dishes, check this place out.

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