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Are there any indians in switzerland? I have some doubts to get clear regarding food and accomodation!

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Are there any indians in switzerland? I have some doubts to get clear regarding food and accomodation!

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There are loads of them here.. but I suggest to mix with the swiss too, after all your in switzerland..

advance warning.. indian food is not as cheap here like in other countries.. you might be in for a surprise. If you are a good cook you can buy some good ingredients and cook food yourself. Meat/fish is generally expensive here
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Are there any indians in switzerland? I have some doubts to get clear regarding food and accomodation!

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What area are you in, I may be able to help with your local shop to buy Indian food.
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There are loads of them here.. but I suggest to mix with the swiss too, after all your in switzerland..

advance warning.. indian food is not as cheap here like in other countries.. you might be in for a surprise. If you are a good cook you can buy some good ingredients and cook food yourself. Meat/fish is generally expensive here
HI dude,

Thanks for your reply!

I just wanted to clarify about the food bills, but not to avoid swiss friends. I am kinda interested tomeet every one. My post might appear in such a way to misundersrand me.

Can you please let me knw more about food and accomodation bills?
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What area are you in, I may be able to help with your local shop to buy Indian food.
I m yet to reach swiss , mean while trying to know more about the country.

Thanks for your reply
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Old 03.05.2012, 09:54
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Re: Indians in switzerland

Check out these 2 sites:

http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/kultur/e..._cultures.html

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/Home/Arc...ml?cid=5319760

Some can be seen at some of the Country and Western events that take place, in various locations in CH; and I think there is at least one Village People tribute band.

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http://www.internations.org/switzerl...CH_Switzerland
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Re: Indians in switzerland

Country is not Swiss (like country is England and not English), it is Switzerland.

A quick search on google reveals there are tons of Indian groups like www.iagz.ch in Zurich and I guess there is one is almost every large area like Basel, Geneva etc.

I totally agree to the poster above that in terms of Indian food Switzerland is not the best place. Indian food is considered Niche and exquisite and you can easily pay about CHF 35-50/ person for Indian dinner. On top of that the food you get is not really authentic compared to UK, Singapore or USA in general.

Having said that you get variety of European food, very good Italian and French food. But then again it depends on your meat restrictions.
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Indian food is considered Niche and exquisite and you can easily pay about CHF 35-50/ person for Indian dinner
You do realize that that is almost the normal price for food in this country eh, especially when going out for it?

Unless you go for dinner at a place like Rote Fabrik where stuff is much cheaper and still good quality, but even the McD will set one back 20 bucks for a "hamburger" and some "fries" (mind the quotes).
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Re: Indians in switzerland

Buy ingredients and cook your own, the resuarants here are pretty poor, and expensive for quality and quantity.
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Check out these 2 sites:

http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/kultur/e..._cultures.html

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/Home/Arc...ml?cid=5319760

Some can be seen at some of the Country and Western events that take place, in various locations in CH; and I think there is at least one Village People tribute band.

Also see here:

http://www.internations.org/switzerl...CH_Switzerland
That is funny as f**k.

I now have an image of a red Indian chief with full war paint and feathered headress tucking into his chicken Vindaloo; his squaw his having a Korma of course !!
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Re: Indians in switzerland

Contrary to what some people here say Indian food can be among the cheapest restaurant food, there are a score of Indian restaurants around Langstrasse, Zürich, and you get big portions for around 12-18.-
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Re: Indians in switzerland

What are your questions regarding food bills and accomodation.

There are lots of Indians on the forum as well who can help. Send me a PM if you need any specific information.
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Contrary to what some people here say Indian food can be among the cheapest restaurant food, there are a score of Indian restaurants around Langstrasse, Zürich, and you get big portions for around 12-18.-
I agree, especially on Josefstrasse. It's sold as Tamil/South Indian Food, but it's actually Tamil Sri-Lankan (yes, Suresh, there is a difference). The prices are reasonable, but the food is not very fresh (pre-prepared and nuked for your pleasure). But it you get an itch for a taste of (a South Indian) home and have the stereotypical Indian-man belly for it, then it'll do.

I think King's Kurry Wiedikon also does a decent job of Indian food (the other franchise branches aren't too good in my opinion), but you'll spend about 20-30Chf for an entrée
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You do realize that that is almost the normal price for food in this country eh, especially when going out for it?

Unless you go for dinner at a place like Rote Fabrik where stuff is much cheaper and still good quality, but even the McD will set one back 20 bucks for a "hamburger" and some "fries" (mind the quotes).
Well in that case you can have places where of that kind price looks cheap in Moscow or even Mumbai. But what I meant was that you can get good Authentic Pizza in a decent Italian restaurant (e.g. Santa Lucia or Molino) for less than what you pay for Indian food only to find out that the Indian food is not even good. Is it relative and thus the value one gets in eating Indian good in Zurich is less if you compare it to other large cities.

I agree that budget of CHF 35-50 / person is about average good place for average good meal. It surely is not the price of the fancy place in the town.

Well, that then is kind of true (Value for your buck) for an average basket in Coop / Migros as well.
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I m yet to reach swiss , mean while trying to know more about the country.
Well you can start by learning that there is no such place as SWISS.

You can call it Switzerland, Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera, Svizra or Confoederatio Helvetica, but not Swiss, OK?
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Contrary to what some people here say Indian food can be among the cheapest restaurant food, there are a score of Indian restaurants around Langstrasse, Zürich, and you get big portions for around 12-18.-
Lucky you.

Now, about the rest of Switzerland that isn't in Zurich...
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Contrary to what some people here say Indian food can be among the cheapest restaurant food, there are a score of Indian restaurants around Langstrasse, Zürich, and you get big portions for around 12-18.-
Well I was quoting the prices of a reasonable Indian restaurant in Zurich. So if you like to compares the Apple then CHF 12-18 is still high comparing to a Bratwurst breat for CHF 6-8 or Pizza stuck at HB for like CHF 5-6. You see it is relative. For a fact with CHF 18 in your pocket you can have a nice pizza at tomatoes.
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Re: Indians in switzerland

Just prepared biryani at home today
Manor sells most of ingredients like coop etc and can prepare all you want of currys etc. indian restraunt here feel are overpriced and the tastes are tweeked to suit locals. Anyone tried out restraunt called Goa masala around monthey???
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Where can one get authenctic indian spices in Zurich.. we have been here 2 months now and still not fouund anywhere..
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Where can one get authenctic indian spices in Zurich.. we have been here 2 months now and still not fouund anywhere..
Have you been to Barkat or the small Indian grocery on Josefstrasse? What are you looking for?
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