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Recent Visit to Taste Buds in Sunnyvale

rosiella1 | Feb 5, 201107:03 PM

Seriously this place had some of the best indian food I've had in a long time. Each and every dish was an explosion of flavors. Unlike other indian restaurants, each dish was a standout and not one tasted the same as the other. We went a little overboard and tried the following dishes between the two of us:

~Gobi Manchurian - this was recommended by the server. Who knew deep fried cauliflower would taste oh so good. Crunchy, spicy, battered cauliflower that tasted like sri ra cha!

~ Onion Kulcha (2 orders just because it was that good) - freshly made naan filled with lots of sweet onions that complemented the entrees so well. ~Garlic Naan - also came out piping hot. Flavor was delicate for garlic, but still delicious.

~Lemon Rice - I loved that they had a variety of rice dishes. We decided to try the basmati lemon rice which was a bright yellow fluffy bowl of basmati rice with just a hint of lemon that you can sense at the back of the palate.

~Palak Paneer - I always try the Saag/Palak Paneer when I go to other places, but this one was different. Their version was a fresh bright green blend of spinach with tasty chunks of paneer and just had so much depth of flavors.
~Chicken Tikka Masala - Buttery, sweet, spicy tender chunks of chicken in a heavenly broth that I just wanted to drink like soup!
~Goat Curry - Boyfriend said it was absolutely the best goat curry he's had in a long time. It was rich, with just the right amount of gaminess.

~Mango Lassi - Creamy, fresh, tangy.
~ Chai Tea - came out in a styrofoam cup just in case we wanted to take it to go..but it was so perfect with dessert. No additional sweetener needed as long as you eat it with Gulab Jamoon.
~Gulab Jamoon - Often overlooked in the buffet , here at Taste Buds, these heavenly dough balls fried with a hint of cardamom are soaked in a sugar syrup were the perfect ending to the meal.

Overall, this hole in the wall is our new favorite Indian restaurant. No frills, just good food. Can't wait to go back.

Taste Buds
673 Grape Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

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