Discussion in 'Dining - Nightlife - Entertainment' started by tuba-coma, Dec 13, 2018.
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Another apparently: - https://indiangroceryincebucity.blogspot.com/2016/04/welcome-to-indian-grocery-in-cebu.html
My wife and I had lunch at the Curry House today after seeing the reviews on here. She had the combo plate and I had the chicken curry. The food was awesome and I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys Indian food. The only negative about the place is that it takes a while for the food to be served after ordering.
That's the Philippines for you, wherever you eat
I remember long ago when we would go out to eat and if someone said it was taking a long time for the food to get to us my Father would always remind us: That good food takes time to prepare, bad food can be whipped together quickly.
If only the wait times equated to the taste and quality of the food.... we would be living in a gastronomic paradise LOL
You got remember he brings all the spices from india and grinds and mixes them himself for different dishes.
And everything is cooked from scratch so takes a while to make,well worth it.
Some really good points and some useful info on this thread...so thanks all.
Just a couple of “where do I’s?” and some bits n pieces...
I commute back n forth between here and Abu Dhabi - so am able to stock up on essentials fairly often. Plenty of guest workers from India there. That being said most supermarkets in the Phils have the basic dry spices - but during my last stayover I couldn’t find either powdered or the seeds of Coriander. Absolutely baffling. Seeing as both are a major part of Indian cookery it put the kaibosh on a lot of things. Six months ago the place was awash with the stuff ...Robs at least.
Yoghurt: a bit of a problem, but now solved: earthenware pot, local milk (even the UHT stuff is good to go)...’starter’ cultures ie a regular pot of yoghurt, muslin cloth and kazowba, mango/banana lassis a go go.
The real problem is the freshness of the spice, vacuum packed/air tight - there’s still an element lacking. Believe you me, after you’ve eaten the d*mn stuff in India nothing can recapture the flavour. Anyway, you can buy a grinder fairly cheap...and it does make a heap of difference after you’ve roasted the whole dried seeds.
My axe to grind is dried Kashmiri chillies...these are sweeter n smokier. Unfortunately the humid climate here ruins ‘em pdq and the Filipino buy em at the market red or green are just too piquant to do justice to the more subtler Indian dish. So dried chillies anyone?
Thanks for the tips on the fresh herbs...now where can I buy the dals here...particularly Urad and Chana...or dal flours? Essential for Dhansaks dishes, vadas and dosas. Guess I’ll have to stick to importing them for the time being - along with biryani rice. Can’t believe it...no long grain to be found between here and flippen Maa Hindustan.
You can tell I’m a fan...I even built a Tandoor in the garden. Got the dough hooks for Naan and the skewers from some shop in Calcutta a few years back. The wife says I should have married an Indian girl, but she’s swung into it like a natural over the years- she does a mean Goan Rechado with local Tamaron...plus chapatti’s and her fish molee a la Kerala can charm the birds from the trees...well the local cats at least. She extracts a price for all this kitchen Witchery...Fab India clothing, the latest Bollywood romcom dvd and the odd trip to the place. Sigh, anything for a curry.
Must try this emporium when next in Duma...
Happy kaon all.
Ask at birayani point for the rice and im pretty sure he will sell you the rice. (Basmati)
Ate there this afternoon. Service quick and friendly, but "no stock sir" took the edge of things a bit. No mango lassi and no desserts available... and NO BEER!
Chicken vindaloo was ok, and not the fire breathing version found elsewhere. Wife had mutton korma, which tasted vaguely of thai green curry. Roti was good and the curry dipping sauce which came with it was very good!
No major complaints, overall.