Thread: Indian Restaurant
09-18-2008, 10:04 AM #1
Does anyone have a good Indian restaurant recommendation (in FWB or PC)?
I used to like Taj in Lynn Haven, but hear that it closed. I'm not a fan of the Indian restaurant by Chans & Pier One across from Destin Commons.
09-18-2008, 10:19 AM #2
The Indian place by Destin commons closed a while back. (It's now Jasmine Thai, which is both good and convenient to our house) The People who used to run that Indian restaurant split with the cook that was causing the quality control problems, and opened a new place on Eglin Pkwy in Ft. Walton Beach.
09-18-2008, 10:21 AM #3
09-18-2008, 11:07 AM #4
Tried it once early on when they were technically only serving the lunch buffet, though they did a chicken special for mister mouse because he didn't see anything on the buffet he wanted. Tasty, but we haven't been there in a while because we don't get into FWB much and it always seems to slip our minds.
09-18-2008, 04:01 PM #6
Have you ever tried the Curry Pot in Panama City, east of downtown. I have eaten at the Taj and thought it was pretty good and think the Curry Pot is on the same level. Have had better, but it scratches the itch. Also, have you ever tried any of the Pataks products that make cooking Indian food at home easy.
09-18-2008, 05:33 PM #7
Fresh Market in Destin has some Patak's products. For a wider selection of jarred Indian foods, we like World Market, which has just opened up a store near Panama City Mall according to the WM web site.
But even the good from a jar stuff seems to lack the complexity of the made from scratch.
09-19-2008, 12:54 AM #8
And I know what you mean about getting Indian that is an acceptable level to
scratch the itch! I learned to love Indian cuisine at Bukharra, which maybe one of the best restaurants in the world... everything after that is just scratching the itch.
I haven't tried Pataks products... my 2 attempts at cooking Indian resulted in sorry dishes with subbed ingredients sprinkled with Garam Masala!
09-19-2008, 12:58 AM #9
09-19-2008, 01:39 AM #10
There's a curry recipe on the jar which consists of a few simple ingredients (onions, meat, stock, pataks). It's really very good and very versitile--the "hot" is plenty hot without blowing your head off. If you like it hotter, you can always add some peppers or hot sauce.
I use it to make the following curry and let it sit overnight for flavors to marry:
I saute onions in olive oil till transparent; then and a couple dollops of Pataks and stir for a few moments; if you want to add beef, chicken, or pork--add it now; then I add some coconut milk, chicken stock, a little brown sugar, dash of soy sauce or fish sauce; glob of peanut butter (optional) and some bamboo shoots; let it simmer (for meat curry simmer till cooked through). For shrimp curry, this is where you add the shrimp, let it simmer lightly just until shimp turn pink and curl (i.e. NOT till they're overcooked and rubbery!!). Turn off, let cool, place in fridge overnight.
Reheat curry, stir in some fresh basil and serve with rice, garnish with raisins/chopped nuts and warmed nan bread or pitas.
I tried the Indian Buffet in FWB--it was OK, but not OK enough for me to return. (Their Nan bread was superb though).
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