Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Best indian food outside of India!

On our excursion to České Budějovice we went to an Indian restaurant on the advice of our Finnish friend Tero.

It was called Gateway of India. He said he found it in his guidebook and went the other night and loved it. I was a little skeptical of eating Indian food in a small town in the Czech Republic but man was I proven wrong. This is one of my favorite Indian restaurants anywhere in the world. I'll have to get back to you if we make it to India itself.

The naan came hot out of the Tandoor with a light layer of ghee or clarified butter on it to make it a little more crispy and out of this world delicious. The simplest things are often the hardest to perfect, but this bread was simple and executed perfectly.

  The wood smoked naan was a perfect utensil to eat Butter chicken with. This was random chicken bits cooked in a butter sauce. It's not a spicy dish or "sharp" as our Finnish friend would call it but it has a lot of spices in it. Almonds, chilies, cumin, bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, garum masala, cardamom, ginger, garlic, tomatoes, coriander, onions, etc. All stewed together to make a heavenly sauce which I eagerly lapped up ever drop of with my naan.

Everyone was quite pleased with their meal and falling over stuffed after it. All over a great place to eat if you're ever in České Budějovice.

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