Saturday, August 25, 2012
Tonight could have easily been classified in my book as the best night ever. Okay, I take that back, the best meal ever. As a couple us sat in the kitchen discussing where to go to dinner, people were throwing out different types of restaurants with various types of cuisines, but I had one favorite tucked in the back on my mind...Roots on the Square on the corner of North Walnut, which became the ultimate decision. I've been sick with a cold for the past week, which has limited my food palate, because everything I eat tastes the same. I was anxious for a place with flavor and spice, a meal with a kick!
As we walked into the restaurant I was overjoyed with great memories had here. I decided on the Panang Curry dish. As we waited for the meal to come, my stomach growled with a feeling of emptiness. I could not contain my excitement as my meal was placed in front of me. Some people get excited about going to a party, I get excited about delicious food. I started with taking the spring mix lettuce leaves that were surrounding my bowl and placing them into the Curry sauce. Then I stuck my fork into a dark green piece of zucchini, the bite was crunchy but the softness of the vegetable melted in my mouth. My mouth was on fire from the Panang spice and as I peered down into my bowl, I noticed the red specks of spice floating around in the Curry sauce. The carrots, broccoli and mushrooms were all cooked to a perfection and they mixed well with the soft baked triangular shaped pieces of tofu. To block out part of the spice, I broke the circular scoop of brown rice in half and combined it with the Curry sauce. This meal has been the best so far in Bloomington, hands down.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Tonight was my last supper...well, my last supper home this summer. I leave to fly back to Indiana tomorrow so we took one final night out as a family. I chose the restaurant Saffron Indian Kitchen on Montgomery Ave. in Bala Cynwyd, PA. We walked into a small, crowded room and were led to a small table on the left side of restaurant with a view of the outside world. We ordered a vegetable curry in a brown sauce, chicken Tikka Masala, lamb Roganjosh and Tandoori chicken. My dish, the vegetable curry was filled with fresh green snap peas, jagged-edged cuts of zucchini and carrots, a single pale white piece of cauliflower, a couple heads of dark green broccoli and a handful of chickpeas all doused in the brown curry sauce. The spices of the soupy curry were so powerful, each spoonful was filled with a strong, tangy flavor leaving my mouth watering and my taste-buds lingering for more. After my first helping all I wanted was a second. I took a piece of bar-b-qued Tandoori chicken and combined it with my curry sauce and vegetables. The chicken was dry but it mixed perfectly with the liquid-curry sauce. The lamb Roganjosh was filled with spices of ginger and onion in a creamy plain yogurt and garlic sauce. The chicken Tikka Masala were pieces of cubed chicken in a tart tomato yogurt sauce. The four polar opposite dishes meshed very well together. This has been a foodylicious summer and I am looking forward to the treats waiting for me in Bloomington, IN. Keep your eyes pealed for the next blog post!