Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Indian Restaurants in the U.S.

Sardar Gusse se: Waiter, Chicken Biryani mein Chicken kyon nahi hai?
Waiter: Sahib, Gulab Jamun mein kaunsa Gulab hota hai?
Sardar: Oh, Ok.

Such is the plight of the Indian restaurants here in the US here. Over rated, high priced, glorified places serving garbage. The "Goras" fall for it and are prepared to pay for the so called "ambiance" that these restaurants provide. For them it is an "experience" that they can now share with their colleagues at work. "Oh, it was so spicy! How do the Indians use their hands to eat? Is every dish called Curry? The meatballs were yummy (they are referring to Gulab Jamun here) are some of the common comments that I have heard so far. I always tell them to visit India and eat at the Dabhas for the "real" Indian experience. he.. he.. There is more to India than the Taj Mahal. Don't get me started on the whole "Yoga" experience. That's a whole new post!


  1. @vaibhavHi Vaibhav, so nice to hear from you. Glad you liked the post. - Maya