January 28, 2012

Cambridge, MA. January, 2011

My goal: to eat at every Indian buffet restaurant in Cambridge. My cohorts (so far): James, Karen, two Michaels, Daniel, Patti and Sandra. A daunting task, actually, because in Central Square alone there is at least one Indian resto per block, it seems. The winning CSQ spread to date: Shalimar of India, hands down. In fact, we like it so much that we keep returning here instead of trying out new places. (Note: a recent lunch at nearby India Castle finds that spot gaining ground.) The buffet has more choices, more variety, higher quality, several kinds of breads, vegetarian options...and their kheer (rice pudding) is so good that even when we’re “full,” we still can manage at least a tablespoon. Or two. Today’s lunch with Karen found us selecting (along with the mandatory portions of chicken tikka masala and whatever fried appetizer is featured) the popular saag paneer, a piquant vegetarian dosa and a spicy minced chicken dish, items not always on offer. Seen here, plate 1 of 2. Eaters, on your mark!

1 comment:

  1. What a spicy challenge! But I still agree on the idea of always returning to the one place where you can find the good stuff. Thanks for your comment on my blog! Cheers!
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