In a nutshell: My tastebuds were subjected to torture here for no fault of theirs – a culinary disaster that all Indian foodies shud avoid. Address & other details: Indian Delhi Palace Cuisine Type: Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian Meal for 2: US$ 30 onwards Short Description – In case u r in a Hurry: Went with a bunch of friends to this place as some of … Continue reading Indian Delhi Palace (5104 East McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ)
An Indian foodie’s experience of American & European food in USA vs.& comparison with same dishes available in India.
In a nutshell: Tried eating a whole lot of different things & hit rate of good vs. not good was just too high.
Address & other details: Phoenix Downtown Sheraton
Cuisine Type: Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian
Meal for 2:US$ 60 onwards
A stay in this Hotel for a week gave me an opportunity to eat different kinds of food. Here is the story of those.
First day in the Hotel, we went for the breakfast buffet. A simple Breakfast spread in which each & every item was good – the sauteed potatoes with a strong taste, the crispy bacon with a juicy aftertaste, the outstanding flavorful sausage that was uneven, lumpy & juicy within, the simple yet tasty scrambled eggs that had much less salt than what an Indian wud expect in an egg dish, a bit of salsa & another cool bread called ‘biscuit’. The ‘biscuit’ was flaky from outside & very soft within. It had a good flavor & was good to b eaten on its own.
I tried ‘Cedar Roasted Organic Salmon’. Interesting – not heard of wood grilled Salmon in too many places in India. The huge fillet of grilled salmon was placed on a bed of potatoes & veggies. It was served ‘perfectly grilled’, garnished with aromatic herbs. The fish was flaky & nice within – thoroughly enjoyable.
I also tried the All American Burger with an 8 oz hamburger patty. For filling it had lettuce, tomatoes, onions, Dill Mayo, & Schreiner’s Bacon………all in one!!!!! I enjoyed the burger with mustard sauce on some bites. Interesting &Very Good – I guessthe patty wud have beenjuicier &better if I wud have had it as soon as the patty was made. Room service meant there was a transit time& hence the patty was on the borderline of being ‘dry’.
A very interesting food that I had here was the ‘Garden Veggie Thin crust Pizza’. It was thinner than any thin crust I have ever had anywhere. We had this with extra topping of Italian Pepperoni. Unlike any other Pizza I have seen before, this one was square!!!!The crust was super thin – almost like a chapati / roti – crispy towards the corner.
Super loved the taste, texture, juiciness & everything about it exceptthe excessive cheese. Excess Cheese than a normal Homosapean can manage in 1 meal – it being the USA.
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Loved the food here – hope something similar to this opens up in India.
Address & other details: Mi Amigos
Cuisine Type: Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian
Meal for 2: US$30 onwards
Short Description – In case u r in a hurry:
This post is an Indian Foodie’s perspective on Mexican food in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. He has never been to Mexico though. The comments are purely based on the taste & not on authenticity / proximity to the traditional Mexican taste.
The Restaurant is in a building that has many eateries. I cud not figure out why but this place attracted me & we just walked in.
The ambience was good – predominantly dimlighting with lamps on each table. Njoyable peppy (I guess) Mexican Music was being played in the backdrop.
After reading the menu card twice we figured that we had not figured anything at all. So time to seek help. We asked the lady serving us. She patiently explained the names, the meanings & at times the ingredients as well. She suggested some dishes & drinks as well. Full marks to her patience , product knowledge & role as a hostess.
The food was good & we loved it so much that we revisited the place in just 3-4 days.
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As we sat waiting for the food, we were served inhouse made super crispy super thin & very tasty nachos with unimpressive looking but outstanding salsa. The salsa looked a bit watery (not thick) but its taste was too good. Once we started eating this, the hands were just going to the mouth & back to the plate inspite of repeated signals from the brain to stop doin that!!!! We finished a full load of nachos & salsa.
As suggested by the lady serving us, we went for Mi Amigo’s signature Margarita served ‘frozen’ with a splash of citrus tinged Blue curacao……….I added a bit of sweet & salt. Too good. Refreshing longggggggggggggggggg drink.