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Re: Indian Restaurants in Zürich

Nobody is claiming that curry is "British cuisine".

I do, however, assert that there are many hundreds of thousands of Brits who can rightfully claim "Indian cuisine" as their own, and who would find your suggestion that such cuisine is, for them, "other" rather patronising and possibly offensive.
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Nobody is claiming that curry is "British cuisine".

I do, however, assert that there are many hundreds of thousands of Brits who can rightfully claim "Indian cuisine" as their own, and who would find your suggestion that such cuisine is, for them, "other" rather patronising and possibly offensive.
Sometimes, to be mildly patronising and a bit offensive in a calculated way is enjoyable

While your statement may be correct to some extent, recent decades have shown interesting culinarly conquests. Britain is conquered by "Greater India" and German speaking Switzerland by Italy. And your statement of course can be adapted to Switzerland there are hundreds of thousands of Swiss who can rightfully claim "Italian cuisine" as their own and who no longer perceive it as "other" (what it however still is) .

The other way round, "native English cuisine" within a generation will have fully integrated a number of Indian specialities (already has done so for generations in fact). "Native Swiss-German cuisine" already HAS fully integrated a number of Italian specialities.

To mention a speech of French President Mitterand. He proved beyond doubt the many culinary influences from the Arab World onto French Cuisine and the many culinary influences from France onto Arab Cuisine between Casa and Muscat. He rightfully emphasised that there is no danger of a "Mélange" as cuisines of the Maghreb are as different to those of the Mashreek (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan) as are those of the Normandie to those of the Mediterranean coast of France.

Look at Christmas. In the 1950ies and 60ies, Christmas Trees were rare in most of Italy and Christmas took place fully on 25th December. But in the meantime, under the influence of holidaying or returning Italian expats from Switzerland and Germany, the Christmas Tree got into Italy quite heavily and even the evening of 24th got implanted.
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Re: Indian Restaurants in Zürich

We're not talking about "native English cuisine". We're talking about "Indian cuisine" prepared by Brits according to the culinary traditions of their mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers.

Why are you so unwilling to accept this simple reality? It's not so hard to grasp, is it?
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Re: Indian Restaurants in Zürich

http://www.bestcurry.ch

Went to have a nibble at this place last night and really enjoyed it. Good selection of starters and a great plate of lamb vindaloo with dahl and rice for only 20.50chf (from the daily menu). Definitely a take away but with a few tables if you want to eat in.

Just noticed on the website that they haven't included the new address opened 2 weeks ago. Cypressenstrasse tram stop no 3 tram walk to junction and turn right, you'll see it strait away.
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We're not talking about "native English cuisine". We're talking about "Indian cuisine" prepared by Brits according to the culinary traditions of their mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers.

Why are you so unwilling to accept this simple reality? It's not so hard to grasp, is it?
But that Indian cuisine can be and IS prepared by Europeans in an excellent way is clear, and that Britain out of the Raj has good tradition in this is also clear. I remember those olfrt British gentlemen with a fairly military bearing you could see in Indian restaurants in London of the 1970ies. Talking to them was amazing as they were a rich source of information and knowledge. Also when some of them had their wider family around the adjoining table and gave out information, you could learn a lot.

Over to Istanbul. One of the best Turkish-cuisine-restaurants in Istanbul I was to was managed by a British lady. The person was no longer young and possibly lived in Turkey for many decades. What really mattered was that her restaurant was superb. So that the final bill of some millions of Pounds (Turkish Pounds ) was alright .
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Re: Indian Restaurants in Zürich

Who's talking about Europeans?! The chefs to whom I refer are British!

Or don't you count people with surnames like Chowdhury and Khan as British? Is that what you're trying to say?
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Who's talking about Europeans?! The chefs to whom I refer are British!

Or don't you count people with surnames like Chowdhury and Khan as British? Is that what you're trying to say?
Brits ARE Europeans !

The second point is far from easy. Messrs Chowdhury and Khan can well be British, out of families not just having a British citizenship but having lived in Britain since the 1940ies/50ies. And somebody with the family name Smith may well be a citizen of India. Cliff Richard lived in India in his first decade
http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk...f-richard.html
just as vegetables/fruit trader Alfred von Escher lived in Egypt up to age 10

For comparison, Pestalozzi and Orell/Orelli and vonMuralt now are Swiss-German family names but the families once fled from Lombardia

Illy is a proud Italian family of a coffee dynasty, but are of "Innerschwyzer" origin.

Lothar de Maizière was Prime Minister of the German Democratic Republic, in spite of his name

Gregor Gysi is out of a family of Swiss origin and has many relatives in Switzerland
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregor_...ische_Karriere

And last but not least, Elio di Rupo, the son of Italian immigrants, is Prime Minister of Belgium
http://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/dirupuio100.html
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Re: Indian Restaurants in Zürich

Hi -

Looking for a good Indian restaurant to go to tonight in Zurich that is reasonably priced. To qualify reasonably priced, I'm looking to have a couple poppadoms, chicken Korma, rice, and maybe a cheeky garlic naan for under chf 25.

Have not figured out yet how to check the hygiene standards for each restaurant, so if anyone could shed light on that it'd be much appreciated also.

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Re: Indian Restaurants in Zürich

Give the Mundial a go. Just a few doors along from the International Beer Bar - you can drink a tasty craft beer before strolling along for the all-you-can eat curry buffet.

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Give the Mundial a go. Just a few doors along from the International Beer Bar - you can drink a tasty craft beer before strolling along for the all-you-can eat curry buffet.

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I can second this, ask for Anthony. He's not as big as Grumpy says
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I can second this, ask for Anthony. He's not as big as Grumpy says
Best curry in town and he's not as small as 007 says

Prob not as cheap as 25 for what you want Georgerfen, but not far off.

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Best curry in town and he's not as small as 007 says

Prob not as cheap as 25 for what you want Georgerfen, but not far off.

Mundial

I still love the MASALA at Stauffacher, but would also praise the MAHARANI in Badenerstrasse close to the Letzigrund
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Re: Indian Restaurants in Zürich

Have to report back on the trip to Mundial on date night Friday.

Walked in at 7pm and felt like we'd walked into someone's lounge while they were in the kitchen. We sat ourselves down and It took 15 mins for anyone to serve us. There was zero ambience!

The missus and I ordered the chicken tikka masala and korma respectively, which showed up in a fashion that I would expect....so far so good....but then we realized that the tikka masala dish was mostly chopped onion and the korma sauce was extremely watery...and then we tasted them, only to find they were nothing like that in the UK. Awful.

As if that wasn't enough, the bill came to CHF 70 (inc soft drinks) and the pair of us have spent the majority of Saturday on the pan!! All in all, I recommend you swerve this place at all costs!!
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Have to report back on the trip to Mundial on date night Friday.

Walked in at 7pm and felt like we'd walked into someone's lounge while they were in the kitchen. We sat ourselves down and It took 15 mins for anyone to serve us. There was zero ambience!

The missus and I ordered the chicken tikka masala and korma respectively, which showed up in a fashion that I would expect....so far so good....but then we realized that the tikka masala dish was mostly chopped onion and the korma sauce was extremely watery...and then we tasted them, only to find they were nothing like that in the UK. Awful.

As if that wasn't enough, the bill came to CHF 70 (inc soft drinks) and the pair of us have spent the majority of Saturday on the pan!! All in all, I recommend you swerve this place at all costs!!
Welcome to Switzerland.
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Anyone can recommend good indian resaurant in Zurich?

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I can recommend the search function... there is a whole thread on the subjrct
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Masala or Kings Kurry, both in Wiedikon.
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The Mundial on Neugasse (just off Langstrasse) which I always recommend as the best in town has a new name. It's now Bombay Blue and is as good as ever.
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Hi,

Anyone can recommend good indian resaurant in Zurich?

Cheers,

Try
MASALA on Stauffacher ---- http://www.masala.ch/ch/Masala_-Indian_Cuisine.html
TANDOORI BBQ in Seefeld --- https://www.quandoo.ch/tandoori-bbq-...ori%20bbq&nw=g
- the place just beside Radiostudio Zürich, beside the tram-stop ... found the détails KERALA
http://www.keralarestaurant.ch/pages/de/index_d.htm
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The Mundial on Neugasse (just off Langstrasse) which I always recommend as the best in town has a new name. It's now Bombay Blue and is as good as ever.

In the WEBsite I see the word FUSION. This may be positive in London and in Paris, but in Zürich it to me is NOT
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