10 March 2006

Indian food, anyone?

In case you guys were wondering (for an entire week! Sorry, things got a bit hectic at work) on the polo result (see previous post), we settled for a less-subdued design instead. Would I wear one of the polos below on a dare? hmmm... How much? :-)

Anyways, if you happen to be in the Salcedo Village area and land exactly in the intersection of Leviste and Salcedo Streets near the Sagittarius Building, you may have seen this small food shop bearing the "unimaginative" name "Indian Food". This is where me and my friend Harry landed one lunchtime, when we went out of the office a bit late and found our favorite Jollijeep no longer had food available, and the store nearby we visited once had already closed. So when we saw this place, we shrugged and said, "why not?"
Admittedly, we have actually been avoiding this place because the exhaust near their signage always gives off the familiar scent of curry and spices. So we have this notion that when we leave the place, we'd be smelling of Indian food!

Surprisingly, the place did not smell as strongly. It's just a simple place actually where you can have an out-of the-ordinary lunch or dinner. The menu items, though in english, were not familiar so the waitress patiently explained what the dishes are all about. This, inspite of the fact that there is a short description of the food in the menu. Perhaps behind the smile, the waitress is wondering if we could not read. Mighty nice of her to indulge our questions though.
Not knowing what to order, we settled for their more popular dishes: The metti fish (at the foreground) and shrimp curry, and of course, rice.

The food was surprisingly delicious! We enjoyed trying out both dishes. They would ask if you want it hot or medium and mild, and I believe we settled for hot. After all, since we're going out on a different food trip, why not indulge in the "extreme"?

We are not much on spicy food though, but interestingly we found the food to be just right. It was not the "gimme water nowwww!" spicy hot thing.

A little note, though. One rice is enough. We ordered one more bowl of rice to split between us and we barely finished it. Pour sauce on your rice sparingly. You would find the deliciousness "too tasty" after some time. It's really good for a single rice only.

And of course, it being spicy and all, there is an aftertaste so better brush immediately after or have your breath mints ready if you cannot get to the toothpaste just yet. Strange though that the Persian Kebab restaurant at Makati Avenue does not seem to have this strong an aftertaste... but that place is much classier.

Overall, service is great, the food is great. Just don't overindulge. Damage between the two of us is around P250.00 with soda each.

Happy weekend everyone!

14 comments:

  1. Love spicy Indian food. Curry spice is a nice spice. It gives you a "slow heat" instead of the instant "heat" of jalepenos or the like.

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  2. try Roti Prata, do they have it? it's a pan-fried-bread served with separate curry sauce.

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  3. I love their chicken curry. Sa sobrang yummy ng sabaw, kahit alang chicken meat pwede nang ulam. :)

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  4. Anonymous4:18 pm

    So, where did you buy your necktie dear? - tina

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  5. nick!
    tagal ko na di nakabisita! anyway, why didn't you go for the daddy groovy shirt? it was so you pa naman.

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  6. I need to learn how to appreciate food the way you do Wat. I think Marine Corps Boot Camp ruined me. Imagine having to eat an entire meal in less than 10 minutes! After more than 3 months of inhaling all my meals, I developed some bad habits. Anyone know where I can find an "eating therapist?"

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  7. Anonymous9:23 am

    Timing naman yung post nyo sir nick, kahapon nagbigay yung neighbor naming indian ng pagkain..homemade na rice noodle saka may sauce na color yellow (curry daw yun na may gata at boiled egg pa sa soup).

    Inamoy ko muna, mukhang di masyado yung curry so kain na...waahhhh....kuha ako agad ng milk..dami kong nainom...sobrang anghang..1/2 kl yatang siling labuyo ang nilagay, hehehe..may galit yata sa akin.

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  8. ako pala yung anonymous..may epekto pa yata yung sili...hehehe

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  9. just replace rice with prata, ayos na! desente look btw... :)

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  10. Hmmm... that's a nice ay to describe it, Mr. Abbey!

    Sige Tanggers try ko yan. Baka meron.

    Abaniko! Magaling rin gumawa nanay ko ng chicken curry. Da best.

    Dear, binili ko sa Landmark. Suot ko na yung bagong polo, pero walng ka-bagay sa ties ko so tumakbo pa kami ni Pauline sa Landmark para bumili. Refund ko sa yo binayad ko ha?

    Cherry, yun ang gift ko sa yo sa bday mo :-)

    Hey Phil! So they weren't exaggerating in films huh? A food therapist? Perhaps watching TV while eating will make you eat more slowly...

    Ann! Bigyan mo rin neighbor mo ng pritong tuyo at pusit at sukang iloco! hehehe

    Jeff, second time na-recomend yang prata ah. Iba ba yan sa pita bread?

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  11. parang masarap. :) masubukan nga yan. medyo malapit na rin ata sa office. malapit ba to dun sa park kung saan may market pag saturday?

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  12. Yes Jessie. A couple of blocks away. Malapit ang office nyo sa amin? Sa dela costa corner valero kami.

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  13. i tried eating there once coz my friend forced me too. my nose was so runny that day that i couldnt taste the food. but i knew what i was eating was really hot and spicy kasi lalong na-irritate yung throat ko tapos lalo akong sinipon

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  14. ayala corner herrera kami. :)

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