Posts Tagged ‘Indian’

Silk Road Restaurant Review

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Silk Road is one of my favourite restaurants in New Jersey. Silk Road is owned by a Afghan family, settled in the US and offers authentic Afghani cuisine. I have been a regular visitor to this restaurant for over six years now and have tried every single one of their vegetarian varieties.

Happened to go to Silk Road again this month and thought it is time I write a review about my experiences with Silk Road so far. We went there for dinner and I was surprised to see the capacity of the restaurant has been doubled. Then realized they have added the neighbouring shop and now it looks much more spacious than before. In addition, they have rearranged the furniture and quite a few things, to make it look much more spacious now. I like this setup better than the old one.

As always, we were welcomed by the ever smiling members of the family, who run the restaurant.

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Bombay Restaurant Review

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Since I have to be in New York downtown area for the next four days, I tried venturing out this afternoon to locate an Indian restaurant where I can have my lunch and also write a review on.

I found Bombay, a restaurant that was off Broad Street and it has a good outside view which prompted me to try it out right away.

I went in and realized it was a sort of ‘self-service’ – similar to Subway or McDonalds. I noticed quite a few good items in the menu board and so decided to try the Vegetarian Bowl that comes with two vegetarian dishes and fried rice. It reminded me of the Chipotle Bowl which is also one of my favourites.

I got the Mixed Vegetable Curry along with my all time favourite Okra Masala.

The mixed vegetable curry was a bit spicy, but definitely tasty. I enjoyed eating it, may be because it also had a tinge of sweetness with it (may be because of the tomato base).

Okra Masala was perfectly as how would want it to be. I found it to be a perfect combination with my fried rice and mixed vegetable curry.

I also happened to notice the good old Thums Up and Limca bottles, though they appeared to be slightly bigger than the last time I saw them.

The ambience at Bombay restaurant is really good and I think I like this place a lot. This is an ideal restaurant for quickly going in for a tasty grab of Indian food, getting it in no time, eating it right away and getting out of there.

Overall it was a very nice experience and I recommend you to try it out if you are near the Wall St. area of New York anytime.

Sankalp – Restaurant Review

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

We heard a lot about this Sankalp restaurant from many different friends. We were told it is the best South Indian restaurant in the whole of North India 🙂

Since there were two branches of Sankalp opened near my house, we decided to try it out after watching Endhiran movie on Saturday night.

We went to the one on Oak Tree Road in New Jersey, but it was quite crowded and they suggested we try the one in South Plainfield as it is generally less crowded than the one on Oak Tree Road.

The restaurant is located in a shopping mall, where we have seen two other Indian Restaurants come and go, in the same place.

The first impression of the restaurant was good. It appeared to be a much more formal place than the one on Oak Tree Road and we were pleasantly surprised at the nice reception we got when we went in.

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Myilai Masala – Restaurant Review

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

As we spent almost the entire day in Princeton area in New Jersey, we went to Myilai Masala for dinner. Myilai Masala is a branch of Myilai Masala in Mylapore in Chennai, where it is in existence for around five years now. Though I have not been to the one in Mylapore, as my friends wanted us to try it out and see how it is.

Myilai Masala is a South Indian vegetarian restaurant and is located in a mall, just off the Sloan Avenue exit on 295. You can also come to this place from Quakerbridge Mall as it is at the intersection of Sloan Avenue and Quakerbridge Road. There is lot of parking space in the mall. Once inside the restaurant, I liked the way in which the tables were spaciously arranged and also the way it gave a sense of privacy. As they say first impression matters a lot and I was impressed. Their menu card also talks about Myilai Masala’s origin in Mylapore in Chennai, Chennai’s culture, etc.

Since I was very hungry I asked them to bring anything that they can bring immediately.

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Desi Food Galaxy – Restaurant Review

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

We went to Desi Food Galaxy on Route 27 in NJ on Sunday afternoon. The experience was one of its kind.

Desi Food Galaxy is like a food court. For those who have seen food courts in the US, here is a view of Desi Food Galaxy for you. Imagine the typical food court in the US, then imagine a smaller version of it..now imagine a much smaller version of it..now imagine a micro version of it – but do not reduce the number of restaurants available there – that is Desi Food Galaxy. They have seven restaurants on one side and three or four on the other, with a fruit stall in the middle. No one can maximize the space used more than what Desi Food Galaxy has done. I wonder what the food authorities will have to say on this when they see it!!

In any case, three of us went and got our food from six different sections:

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Ginger Olive – Restaurant Review

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Went to a new restaurant called Ginger Olive in New Brunswick on friday night. This restaurant is right opposite the New Brunswick train station. After many years, we decided to take a walk along downtown New Brunswick, and we realized this restaurant was right next to the place where we parked our car. We stopped in front of it, to see the menu and were pleasantly surprised to find an Indian restaurant that we have not tried before.

We had vegetarian lentil soup and aloo paapdi chaat for starters.

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Utsav Restaurant in NY – Restaurant Review

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Utsav is a restaurant on Avenue of Americas in New York, between the 46th and 47th Street. It is very well known for its fine Indian dining.

We went to Utsav a few months back for a Baby Shower and felt I should write about it. I have been to Utsav two years back and have actually liked their food in the past. Was quite surprised to find that they have maintained the same taste even now.

I tasted many vegetable dishes during that function. Some of the appetizers are Samosa, Bhel Puri and Paani Puri.

All of them were very tasty and I enjoyed eating it.

For the main course, I had Navratna Korma, Channa Masala and Bhindi Ki Sabzi.

Their Peshwari Naan and Safron Pulav were very nice additions to the above items and it was a wonderful experience.

Overall, I would recommend Utsav to anyone visiting New York and wishing to have a good experience eating Indian food.