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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

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Kang Puthea, Uetlibergstr. 166
- I consider to give them a try
Thought the name was something like Schwaam but it was a few weeks ago that I was there.

Will try and go later this week.
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Old 16.11.2010, 18:19
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Re: New Indian restaurant in Zurich - Swaard

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I tried this place last week after failing to ignore the scrummy smells as I waited for a tram

Although the food was quite tasty, the Indian menu is totally over-priced (around 28CHF for a main dish, and the portions were not that big and then you need to factor in the cost of rice etc). The service also left something to be desired, although I think the guy was new so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt on this one.

My big gripe, however, is that the only side dishes to choose from were basically rice and bread. All of the vegetable dishes were only served as mains and there were no options for potatos etc. When I eat Indian food I like to have tasty vegetables with my meal, not just meat and carbs!

So in summary:

Pros: the food was tasty
Cons: overpriced, bad choice of side dishes, poor service (although the poor service could have been a one off)
So in short: the 25 CHF lunch at Tandoori sounds like a better idea. A bit different every day but always plenty of everything... still my favourite in Zurich.

http://www.tandoori-bbq.ch/Indian_Re...ich/index.html
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Re: New Indian restaurant in Zurich - Swaard

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So in short: the 25 CHF lunch at Tandoori sounds like a better idea. A bit different every day but always plenty of everything... still my favourite in Zurich.

http://www.tandoori-bbq.ch/Indian_Re...ich/index.html
It's too much food for a lunchtime... every time ive had it ive come back into the office feeling absolutely destroyed.
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Re: New Indian restaurant in Zurich - Swaard

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Already been. It's an all you can eat buffet just like the Thai place was before it. The food was nothing spectacular but edible enough. I guess it's a new type of cuisine to vary the choices, but personally I'd rather continue down the hill and either go to the Italian by the post office or the Vietnamese a little further down on the opposite side of the road.
Yes lunch is all you can eat buffet for 17.50 plus drinks. Food is good, but not spicy. Maybe will ask for some chillies next time

Evening meals are from the menu. Would be interested if anyone has tried this.

Website: http://www.swaad.ch/

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Old 16.11.2010, 18:33
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

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one should try 'Kormasutra'. www.kormasutra.ch

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Has one tried it?
I did way back and it was superb but I am now told (unverified by my good self) that it has been taken over by the folks who run the Tandoor Haus in Oerlikon so it should still be very good. Shame it's just a bit inconvenient for a lunchtime visit otherwise I'd be up it like a rat up a pair of trousers.
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

Off topic but I can recommend Madhur Jaffrey's new book: Curry Easy.
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Old 16.11.2010, 18:36
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

Just out of interest, does no one else find the chicken at Tandoori bbq suspiciously soft? I've tried both the chicken tikka and also the chicken masala and the meat has virtually no texture. To me this might indicate poor quality chicken . . . but maybe I'm wrong, maybe there's some marination or other tenderisation taking place?
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

Cafe Kobal:

Kanzleistrasse 78, Zurich 8004, Switzerland

Is a great little place for good curry, but get there early as it really is little.
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Cafe Kobal:

Kanzleistrasse 78, Zurich 8004, Switzerland

Is a great little place for good curry, but get there early as it really is little.
What bad English... Sorry, what I meant was that the place is small, only about 16 seats...
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

I'm thinking about setting up some sort of Zürich Curry Club, with 2011 as the Zürich Curry Discovery Year.

The idea would be that we visit a different restaurant every fortnight. We then give scores out of ten and work out an average. And then we write it up on a website. The only criteria for the restaurants is that they would have to offer food from the subcontinent (Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Nepalese).

Does anyone think this is a good idea?
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Old 17.11.2010, 12:37
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

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I'm thinking about setting up some sort of Zürich Curry Club, with 2011 as the Zürich Curry Discovery Year.

The idea would be that we visit a different restaurant every fortnight. We then give scores out of ten and work out an average. And then we write it up on a website. The only criteria for the restaurants is that they would have to offer food from the subcontinent (Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Nepalese).

Does anyone think this is a good idea?
It is a good idea. I did it for cheap sushi in Vancouver.

However, I've already formed my hard opinions on the local fare, so can't participate fully. I dont wanna waste money on the many overpriced joints. But happy to join for new joints.

I would be curious to compare English opinions versus N Americans vs Indians and also Asian-English vs white-English as I have found the opinions differ strongly in some cases. Typically it can be put down to Bangladesi vs Panjabi cuisine, but I am still curious.
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I would be curious to compare English opinions versus N Americans vs Indians and also Asian-English vs white-English as I have found the opinions differ strongly in some cases. Typically it can be put down to Bangladesi vs Panjabi cuisine, but I am still curious.
I'd be interested in this too. I was surprised to see Indians enjoying the food at Tandoori BBQ at Diwali, which while OK, I thought might be a bit disappointing for them.

Diners at Indian restaurants in the UK are frequently being served by a Bangladeshi chef, but they're rarely getting proper Bangladeshi cuisine.

I suspect British attitudes and tastes will differ considerably depending on where they've lived in the UK.
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I'm thinking about setting up some sort of Zürich Curry Club...

Does anyone think this is a good idea?
Count me in...
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Old 17.11.2010, 13:38
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I'm thinking about setting up some sort of Zürich Curry Club, with 2011 as the Zürich Curry Discovery Year.

The idea would be that we visit a different restaurant every fortnight. We then give scores out of ten and work out an average. And then we write it up on a website. The only criteria for the restaurants is that they would have to offer food from the subcontinent (Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Nepalese).

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. . . and me too . Great idea! Thanks!
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

Please do count me in Gastro.
Am an Indian and hardly eat in Indian restaurants in Zürich. My or my wife's cooking is good enough for me.
But for the greater good I can participate and help you in the scoring. :-)
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Please do count me in Gastro.
Am an Indian and hardly eat in Indian restaurants in Zürich. My or my wife's cooking is good enough for me.
But for the greater good I can participate and help you in the scoring. :-)
I agree the best indian meals I have had have been cooked at home (by me though not the mrs's). However as it can take the best part of a day to put on a good meal, I seldom have the chance recently.

Was thinking of doing lunch though at Swaad this Friday. http://www.swaad.ch/
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I'm thinking about setting up some sort of Zürich Curry Club, with 2011 as the Zürich Curry Discovery Year.

The idea would be that we visit a different restaurant every fortnight. We then give scores out of ten and work out an average. And then we write it up on a website. The only criteria for the restaurants is that they would have to offer food from the subcontinent (Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Nepalese).

Does anyone think this is a good idea?
We could be food critics of Indian's in Zurich then the whole of Switzerland before we take over the world
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We could be food critics of Indian's in Zurich then the whole of Switzerland before we take over the world
We could branch out into toilet reviews...
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Has one tried it?
Yes, it's in my 'hood. I didn't try the buffet but was there for dinner. They refilled our bowls when we had finished them. The food was not bad and the art on the wall is kSutra.
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

Thanks Ladies and Gentelmen

i myself being a member of the forum look every now and than on this page and am thankful for the critical judgment of our food and service. well we try to serve the best quality food, quite funny that someone is suspicious because the meat is tender, perhaps the only difference that i can imagine is that we only use chicken leg meat for our dishes as it is tender and juicy instead of the white meat which dries up pretty fast!

Thanks for your intelligent and helping critics!

The Tandoori BBQ Team
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