Sunday, August 10, 2003

Reviews

Food Review
Just want to give some *snaps* to Nooru Mahal, where we went for dinner last night. I was feeling like some south indian food, looked for a place on the internet, et voila. Now it seems that they have both North and South Indian food, as well as some Sri Lankan. But we stuck to dosas (large, usually rice flour "crepes" filled with different curries, generally potatoe based), a south Indian favourite for sure. We both opted for the Rava Masala Dosa, a good choice. The price was more than reasonable - $7/ each and the portions were more than ample. It is now 24 hours later and i still feel full, and i didn't even finish mine! The sambar (soupy mixture that accompanies your dosa, usually lentil based) was really good too. Sometimes i am little picky about that. Anyways it is finally good to find a place in this city that serves a good dosa. When we go back i am going to try the idli...

Current Reads
It seems to be taking me a long time to get through THE HOUSE OF THE BLUE MANGOES. It is really picking up though. But just in case you are waiting for me to suggest something new, i came up with something - Kartography by Kamila Shamsie. If you are tired of the multi generational India sagas that go on forever, then this is the book for you. Set in Karachi in Pakistan, during times of political unrest, it is the story of two upper class, rich friends. Basically a coming of age tale. I like it alot. Shamsie is one of the new pack of South Asian writers trying to break away from what has become an almost cookie cutter issue from South Asian writers in English.

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