Monday, March 5, 2012

Restaurants: Salam Bombay, Manhattan, New York

Who couldn´t use something hot on a chilly and rainy winter evening? My girlfriend and I found a solution at Salaam Bombay. As the name tells you, it`s an Indian restaurant. You can find it at 319 Greenwich Street in Manhattan´s Financial District.

Food and atmosphere at this - not very well known - place were a positive surprise and the design of the spacious guest rooms looked tastefully exotic. The menu ( offers delicacies from the north, for instance Tandoori dishes (oven baked) and from the south with a lot of curries.

We started with 2 soups (vegetarian and chicken) and a assortment of freshly fried vegetable pakoras (fried snacks wikipedia), samosa (deep fried snacks wikipedia), chicken tikka (meat pieces wikipedia) and seekh kabab (minced meat wikipedia), which we both enjoyed because it contained a nice variety of flavors. As an entree my girlfriend voted for potatoes and cauliflower cooked in a blend of onions, ginger and spices. I decided for a filet of fish simmered in coconut sauce and flavored with curry leaves,a speciality from Kerala, a federal state at the southwest coast. Both dishes were delicious. The red wine (Francis Coppola Shiraz), chosen by my girlfriend, made the dinner perfect.

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