Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Singin' In the Rain

....Can be quite difficult if you have a cold.

Hence, I'm avoiding it.

Anyways, I now have seen the equivalent of "Indian" Chinese food. It's "German" Indian Food.

Just like how we Indians have modified Chinese food to suit our tastes (Don't kid yourself by claiming your humble Gobi Manchurian to be Chinese), zee Germans have modified Indian food to suit their tastes. Which generally means take all the spices out of the food, make it as bland/sweet as possible.

I walk into Indian Garden (the local Indian Hotel, run by a friendly Udupi guy, who btw doesn't give discounts, though I angled for one). I ask for his spiciest Chicken Dish. Chilli Chicken sir, he answers, back upright and all spiffy. OK, I say, one chilly chicken. (Now, every dish you order here in Germany, you get free unlimited Basmati Rice to go with it....Dont ask me what we get if we order rice....I'm guessing rice). I get my Chilli Chicken.....

To my dismay, it's as spicy as a rasgolla. (Well, that's an exaggeration, but trust me, it was frickin non-spicy-semi-sweet shit he gave me, claiming it was CHILLY Chicken)

Like I say, what goes around, comes around. Sigh!


Akshay said...

Damn ! did u and me just have a talk about the India Garden here and me praising the tandoori chicken being awesome here in the Carolinas.

U seemed very excited about ur dinner day before, maybe u should lower ur expectations. Dude u r out of home for 3 weeks only dont worry.

Vinayak said...

Boss.......I'm very very worried :P

Akshay said...

Then sfu and dont crib :D & are u being influenced GG :P

Dev said...

Just hold ur nose while eating and assume u're eatin the pepper chicken at Manju dhaba. :D

Vinayak said...

@ Akshay

@ Dev
Boss....dont remind me of all that stuff. My cribbing will just get more.

Aparna S Mallya said...

gee, that's so sad. why don't u ask this Indian Garden Udupi guy to put some extra masala or something? Or maybe u can add some 'chilly' sauce to the dish yrself.

Vijay Krishna said...

What did you tell him: "Is this what I asked for, silly?"

Vinayak said...

@ VK
Yes, and he replied back. : "Yessir, here it is, your Chicken Chilli"

dharmu said...

u r better off, i have been chewing the cud from the past few months.

maybe apy can host luncheons for all the freinds who travel abroad on thier return ?