Because he's got such generally fabulous taste (though I loathe the egg salad at Europane and think that Pita Pita is not as good as Caesar's Grill), I recently went to the Tibet-Nepal House on Holly Street in Pasadena at Key Lime Guy's suggestion (even took public transportation there, the new Gold Line -- hooray!). What a treat!!! First, it's a lovely, intimate room that really gives you the feeling that you're in a foreign country. The service was spectacular -- extremely solicitous, and the waiters even brought my 11-year-old stepson picture books of Nepal to look at while we waited. And the food -- it's an Indian-like menu, but with several curious appetizers and limited to chicken and vegetables (no lamb). Everything was wonderfully seasoned and carefully prepared. And talk about tender -- the chicken practically melts in your mouth. The true reflection of just how good it was is that my 11-year-old complained the whole time we were on our way there about having to try some new weird kind of food, and by the time the meal was over he was begging to come back. We will give him what he wants for sure.
So, thanks, Key Lime Guy, for a wonderful, wonderful suggestion.