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Old 08.09.2009, 11:08
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

okeydokey, off topic by about 25km but i have to mention the Taj-Mahal in Hombrechtikon (still in ZH kanton at least).

As the well informed will know, the Indian Dreemz in Rapperswil went tits up, imho removing the source of the best Inidian cuisine in the country.

So, desperate for a curry and only pizza for miles around I came across the TM on the food courier website eat.ch where they are descibed as an "Indian and Pizza" restaurant. Didn't look too promising but was desperate so ordered the bally lot: samosas, lamb curry, chicken curry, vege curry, lentil curry, rice and berads. Not a lot of choice and no desrciption of what style, spice level, etc the curries were.

An hour went by, started to get excited. 90 minutes, started to think it wasn't coming then the doorbell pinged and there was a very nice fellah with a big insulated box of indian nosh plus 2 bottles of wine (for being late) and an extra dish or too (for being late) whcih were welcomed as you'd expect.

Samosas - vege type, nice.
Lamb curry - fragrant rather than hot, well spiced, never had it before whatever it was. Excellent.
Chicken curry - medium heat, most like a tikka masala but with something else in there - excellent
Vege curry - pretty standard, quite spicy - very nice
Lentils - not as spicy hot as I like but very nice all the same
Rice - perfect
Breads - weird (but pretty well used to that in CH)
Chillied Chicken wings - freebie - really, really, good

Meal for 6 people was CHF 139 delivered - and enough for someone to have it again, reheated, the next day .

Value for money was excellent. Recommended .

As soon as I get a slot in the calendar I'll be off there to try the restaurant (many more dishes offered).
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Old 08.09.2009, 11:21
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']Simon, that Thali looks delicious. Where was that taken? [/FONT]
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Old 08.09.2009, 11:26
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

Sorry, I took that off the Internet, the only self taken pic I could find was one with me looking like a knob, so I refrained from posting it here.
Southern Thali it is, but looks a bit different to what I'm used to.
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

Hello to all Indian Food Lovers there

We(my husband and I)love cooking.I should say I am pretty amused by seeing the number of people who love Indian food.One idea had been itching me for quite a some time but dont know what response would I get.

We want to arrange for a nice indian dinner at home(we stay in dubendorf) and invite around say 10 people or so(We need a number to know how much to cook and I think we could manage cooking ourselves for about 10 people).Do you think people will be interested and can I do a RSVP for the guests to book it?.

The only intention is a simple get together with good food to taste over a chit chat.I should decide whether its a good idea or not based on people's responses I get.

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PS:I can assure one thing for sure.The food will definitely taste very decently
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Old 08.09.2009, 12:11
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

Great idea Nirmala, I would most certainly be interested and I reckon I'm not the only one!
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

You were definetly one of the persons I had in mind when I got this idea and thanks for the response
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Old 08.09.2009, 15:48
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My learned companion and I wandered in there this evening.....
Hold on a cotton pickin' moment there young man - I see no mention of the 8 pints of lager preceding said curry. Therefore I can only assume that your tastebuds were functioning normally which makes your otherwise worthy review invalid. Now go back and do it properly .
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okeydokey, off topic by about 25km but i have to mention the Taj-Mahal in Hombrechtikon (still in ZH kanton at least).

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Based on your glowing review, we decided we'd try this place... and unfortunately didn't even get to try the food.

The service at this takeaway is lousy and that's an understatement. If you want to get some food, don't go there but ring up - the staff will gladly and repeatedly ignore you and take phone calls whilst 'real life' face-to-face customers are trying to place an order. After three attempts we walked out.
Oh and for those of you still wishing to risk an actual visit - ignore the sign on Rütistrasse for this place.... it's 600 metres away, past the intersection, on Lächlerstrasse.
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To be honest Im not sure myself.

I thought Far East was the Oriental part and South East Asia was the Indian sub continent.
Geographical titles always vary. To me, South East Asia is Indochina, Thailand and Burma, plus Malaysia. South Asia is "Greater India". But while you can regard "Middle East" to take place between Nouakchott and Tehran, you also can regard it to take place between Tripoli and Karachi. As Russia is a European country you can speak about a Europe from Reykjavik to Vladivostok or a Europe from the Atlantic to the Pacific. And where does Asia begin ? People in Dubai who travel to Tehran talk about flying to Asia. So, to me, the Iraqi Iranian border is the border between the Arab World and Asia, whenever in strictly geographical terms, EU member Cyprus is in "Asia" and EU member Malta in "Africa". Send a letter to Vladivostok and one to Tashkent, and make a phone call to Vladivostok and one to Tashkent. Compare the costs and you will realize which city is in Europe and which one in Asia.
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Old 17.09.2009, 17:29
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Hello to all Indian Food Lovers there

We(my husband and I)love cooking.I should say I am pretty amused by seeing the number of people who love Indian food.One idea had been itching me for quite a some time but dont know what response would I get.

We want to arrange for a nice indian dinner at home(we stay in dubendorf) and invite around say 10 people or so(We need a number to know how much to cook and I think we could manage cooking ourselves for about 10 people).Do you think people will be interested and can I do a RSVP for the guests to book it?.

The only intention is a simple get together with good food to taste over a chit chat.I should decide whether its a good idea or not based on people's responses I get.

Cheers,
Nirmala.

PS:I can assure one thing for sure.The food will definitely taste very decently

I would definitely be interested as well
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Old 17.09.2009, 23:03
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Hello to all Indian Food Lovers there

We(my husband and I)love cooking.I should say I am pretty amused by seeing the number of people who love Indian food.One idea had been itching me for quite a some time but dont know what response would I get.

We want to arrange for a nice indian dinner at home(we stay in dubendorf) and invite around say 10 people or so(We need a number to know how much to cook and I think we could manage cooking ourselves for about 10 people).Do you think people will be interested and can I do a RSVP for the guests to book it?.

The only intention is a simple get together with good food to taste over a chit chat.I should decide whether its a good idea or not based on people's responses I get.

Cheers,
Nirmala.

PS:I can assure one thing for sure.The food will definitely taste very decently
Sounds like a grand idea! :-)
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

Thanks guys for all the replies.

We are planning to have it in october.Once we decide on the menu and the time,I will share with you all
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Old 18.09.2009, 15:05
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Ah no, Indian subcontinent & Sri Lanka is commonly referred to as South Asia, SE-Asia is everything from Burma to Indonesia while China, Korea, Jap etc is East Asia.
I think I caught the pedantic bug today but Asia countries have only ever been categorised in South, South East and North. Korea and Japan are considered North Asia.
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

Quickly posting info i just discovered about a new Indian restaurant at Kloten. Didn't check if its already been mentioned in forum.

http://www.flavourofindia.net/
Buffets galore.

Will update you guys with my experience once i've been there.

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The big problem here when compared with the UK is price. Lets see how this one goes ...

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Quickly posting info i just discovered about a new South Indian restaurant at Kloten. Didn't check if its already been mentioned in forum.

http://www.flavourofindia.net/

Will update you guys with my experience once i've been there.
Hey Viju,

Hope you have a good experience. Try out the Idli Sambhar and Masala Dosa. I love these 2 dishes!
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Quickly posting info i just discovered about a new South Indian restaurant at Kloten. Didn't check if its already been mentioned in forum.
http://www.flavourofindia.net/
Buffets galore.
hi viju,
the owners are lovely and the buffet is a bargain - i'd recommend it (there is parking outside and even a bowling alley downstairs -seriously!)
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Hey Viju,

Hope you have a good experience. Try out the Idli Sambhar and Masala Dosa. I love these 2 dishes!
Been there today.

The south Indian dishes you've mentioned are served on Thursdays, was told 'south Indian will be temporarily unavailable because the cook has gone on holiday to India'.

Had the buffet 25 CHF. There were 2 veg curry sauces spinach and lentils(was ok), mixed veg curry, tandoori chicken(good), lamb curry(good) and prawn curry(excellent), mango pickle(excellent), chutneys(good), curd, salad(excellent), pappadom and rice(good).
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Different kinds of buffets on different days. Please check website or phone them before you go.
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hi viju,
the owners are lovely and the buffet is a bargain - i'd recommend it (there is parking outside and even a bowling alley downstairs -seriously!)
Yes Swissotter, the owners were lovely and the prices competitive. The setting and ambience excellent. I think there was a Swiss restaurant in its place before, the features i thought were modern Swiss.

Very clean, good & quality food, good organization, excellent service, and above all nice people - couldn't ask for more.

They need to improve their marketing like making the place more visible from side streets(with a lighted sign board or neon sign) and also improve their website.
Most people don't know about this restaurant. To create awareness they could .. 1.Organize a week long food festival and let people(in Zurich included) know about this through fliers, 2.Organize a cookery course at their place .. and let people determine for themselves. For such a big restaurant Zurich is the main market i would say(for eg without the patronage of Zurichers there's no Kloten airport), and by selling themselves to Zurichers they can get through to others as well.
Also, to justify the long journey there from the city, they need to have some unique signature dishes.

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OK, well possible. They will use the cheapest stuff available, it only has to look yellow !
If its the Swiss you were talking about, i dont think Swiss restaurants or takeaways serving Indian food use the cheapest stuff available. The spices dont cost that much compared to other ingredients. That they do not(normally) cook authentic Indian food as well as Indians is true however, which i feel is because they have not endeavoured to do enough research and also due to their lack of experience.
Many English celebrity and ordinary chefs do know to cook authentic Indian food and even experiment and go on to make their own variations.
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

I (..and most of my friends) certainly disagree with this

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I couldn't resist telling you about my favourite Curry House which hasn't yet had a mention. It's in Höngg - about 15 mins from HB on the No, 13 tram (stops immediately outide): http://www.maharani.ch/english/aboutus.asp
We've had many pathetic experiences with Maharani. Although we've ended up there most of the times as its around the corner for me too.

I'd rather recommend (in the order mentioned):
  1. Tandoor Haus - www.tandoorhaus.com
  2. Kings Kurry (Too costly though ...) http://www.kingskurry.ch/
  3. House Of India http://www.houseofindia.ch/
  4. Vulkan - http://www.restaurant-vulkan.ch/
  5. Bombay Karachi (Lunch buffet / take away) - Stampfenbachstrasse 32
  6. Sher-E-Punjab (Ready meals or take-away) - Silhfeldstrasse 45 8003 Zürich (Lochergut tram stop Tram 2/3)
Hope this is helpful ..!

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