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Monday, 23 May
India House

1038 SW Morrison St
Both: had the Vegetarian Thali

Going to India House was actually an accident. We had friends in from far away parts, and thought it would be nice to take them to the restaurant we usually order from through D-dish. Well, silly me got India Grill and India House mixed up. Turns out it was serendipitous.

We walked in at about 7:45pm with a party of seven. The restaurant was completely full...except for one table suitable for a party of seven. A good sign. We chatted and discussed dishes, and the server was very helpful with someone new to Indian food, who only knew she didn't like what Americans think of as curry. She got a tasty biryani.

The Spousal Unit and I both had one of their little combo platters--thalis. It included a sampling of five dishes plus appetizers, naan, and dessert. My only complaint is that the dhal was to ginger-heavy. Otherwise, the food was all solidly delicious.

So now we have a place to duck into when we're downtown, and don't feel like Italian.

Friday, 18 June
Saffron

1126 SW 18th
Veggie Pakora
Mulligatawny Soup
Vegetable Korma
Palak Paneer
Cost: about $35

Bill and I had passed Saffron on the MAX, as we went to the zoo last weekend, and decided we should try it. Just our luck, they were added to the D-Dish family of restaurants. Or maybe it wasn't our luck.

I just finished throwing away most of what we ordered. The food was very greasy, and the flavors almost non-existent. Even the naan was off--strangely textured and doughy--what I would expect from McDharma's. Frankly, I still feel a bit queasy from the whole thing.

Saffron gets a big two thumbs down.

Saturday, 25 October
Taste of India

Trailer on the corner of Main and 2nd.

I ordered the Saag Aloo, as it's become a favorite. Well, not here. The naan was floury, and the potatoes were in big chunks in the middle of the spinach sauce (wrong! little chunks of potatoes help flavor the sauce!) and the sauce itself was too peppery or something. Just didn't taste like Indian food.

I'd really hoped this would be good, as it's close to where I work. Alas, no.

Monday, 06 October
India Grill
Tuesday, 05 August
India Oven
Wednesday, 22 January
Swagat

2074 NW Lovejoy

Samosas should not have cilantro in them. The chicken tikka masala and the dhal had a smokey flavor that Bill didn't like. Other than that, it was delish. Still looking for good Indian.