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The Best Indian Food In Town! or so they say
In this city where there is clearly a lack of specialty restaurants for famous cuisine around the world. The restaurant known as the Poppadums is alluring and quite unique.
The Poppadums‘ tables are set out in a “L” shaped fashion which helps in making the place, even though small from being cramped and stuffy.
Unexpectedly there was only few people at the Poppadums during lunch time, but this small lot really looks like its enjoying the food. The menu of Poppadums is typically one you would find on most Indian restaurants. But in a way this restaurants gives away something more of a promising feel that typical food will not taste typical. Let us find out shall we?
With curiosity and excitement we settled for a feast that includes both the old and new fusion Indian delicacies. First on the table was a rather common drink, called a mango lassi which was quite refreshing on a very hot day and it is a tropical island. The mango lassi unfortunately was a little bit on the green mango side a bit sour and no too sweet. Although this fault can easily slide away because the season obviously dictates that ripe mangoes are somewhat hard to find.
For the main meal there are servings of naan bread, chicken biriyani and masala and raita.
The naan bread is the staple in Indian cuisine it is made from unleavened bread and cooked in a rather odd jar like stove, which requires a lot of skill to operate. Make sure you get to see how naan is cooked and made when you get a chance if reflects hundreds of years of Indian culture that defies the ages. The naan was amazing and was served on silver dishes.
Biryani is well as you can expect the taste was typically Indian and it fails to inspire new sensations on our palate. The presentation was also just as how you would expect friend rice with a lot of herbs would look like. But it is within suspicion that everything was not cooked to fuse flavors properly. Poor indeed.
The raita which the Poppadums is known for this side of town is good, but it does not really make up for the fault in the biryani and the naan, which were really important in enjoying Indian cuisine.
We believe that we may just have been on a case of bad timing or was just served a bad batch. Either way we shall see when be get back and hopefully next time the food will be better.