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shalimar report (grass fed lamb?)

brian j | Apr 22, 2006 06:55 PM

randomly ended up in the tenderloin last night. it seemed like the perfect chance to try shalimar for the first time. ordered some dishes for take out and grabbed a taxi home.

the bhuna caught my eye with it's claim of "grass fed lamb". i was skeptical of whether it really was grass fed lamb, but was tempted nonetheless having not had any great lamb curry since moving out here. for $5.95 the dish had a fair amount of nicely tender little chunks of lamb, and a few bones, too. the sauce of "wild Pakistani spices" was fragant and excellently seasoned. we mopped up every bit of it with some of their great naan.

the kabli chana contained perfectly cooked chickpeas in a deliciously balanced sauce. and the bengun bhujia was creamy and divine. even the rice had great flavor, with a nice dose of cumin seeds mixed in.

this is the best pakistani food i've had since moving out here. and it's definitely much better than any of the indian food i've had here. although i've only been to indian oven and dosa. both which i thought were just ok, not bad, just not great.

i'm still a bit skeptical of whether their lamb is grass fed. i don't see how they could afford that and only charge $5.95.

nevertheless, i'll be back for more. soon!

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