The day I was left so hungry in New Delhi

New Delhi, India has thousands of restaurants serving local and international food choices, but let me tell you of the day when everything was closed that left me so hungry. I'm usually open to new adventures while traveling, but my taste buds are not as daring and much slower to adapt to new and strange flavors. A couple of years back, a bus unloaded me and a buddy along with a bus full…

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Quick affair with Indian food

I learned that hunger makes you cross-eyed and I only realized I ordered total “strangers” when the waiter set it on our table. The waiter laid out this round tray on my table, and I just stared at the hodge-podge of selections despite the hunger that already numbed my senses. It’s the result of just pointing to the first item that seemed attractive from the menu. I learned that hunger makes you cross-eyed…

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Tandoori flavors at the Taste of India

I HAD always planned to try out the Taste of India ever since it moved to a new location in Garapan last year, but the plan remained a plan, until last Saturday when I was out looking for a place to have lunch with a friend. As I entered the restaurant I held my breath, preparing for the familiar smell of curry to greet my nostrils, but there was none. There was no…

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Indian food and more at the Palms

It looked like a pot of white soup bubbling gently on top ofa stove, but the label says it’s hot tea. Curious, I stirred the pot and laddled  a small portion into a cup before bringing it to my lips to take a sip. And another sip. And yet another sip until my cup was empty. It was good, kind of sweet with a blend of ginger and tea and other flavors I…

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