gltsoi (gltsoi) wrote,
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Cauliflower pakoras at Kathmandu Spice, Arlington

It's been a while since I've had Indian food, and so when R was working from home today and asked what I wanted for lunch, “Indian!” came out quickly. We settled on Kathmandu Spice, a newish restautant on Mass Ave in East Arlington for their lunch buffet.


http://www.kathmanduspice.com/menu.htm


Kathmandu Spice advertises itself as Boston's first Nepalise restautant, but the cuisine is very similar to Indian. The restautant was clean, nice tables and booths, virtually empty at 1:00pm on a friday so we were sat right away. We had the option of garlic naan or regular to order (which is nice, some place just laid out a basket with the buffet). We chose garlic, and it's was good and very garlicky. In the buffet ($9), there was the standard tandoori chicken (okay, not too dry), chicken curry (good, moist and flavorful), a chickpea dish (nice spice, but it's chickpeas), a potato dish (boring), basmati rice (not as fragrant as it is normally) and a tomato rice (strange to have two rices).


The highlight of my meal was the cauliflower pakoras they had; they were lightly breaded and fried cauliflower florets with garlic and onions. They were light, crispy and airy; the perfect bar snack. I could have eaten a dozen of them. I think it's on the regular menu as Golden Gobi. I think I will be eating a dozen of them again very soon.

Tags: arlington, restaurant review
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