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Jan 23, 2000 05:00 PM

Indian -- Himalaya -- Don't Eat The Yellow Snow

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Subject: Tanjore vs. Himaliya
From: (Seth Ditchik)
Posted: January 01, 2000 at 14:58:55
Seth said ---
In Reply To: Indian-Tanjore
Posted by Tord Svenson on December 27, 1999 at 07:44:00
Seth -----
Had some pre-millennial chow at Tanjore during buffet; the food was okay, but rather towards the sweet side. For my money, buffet is much better at Himalaya, on Mass Ave. between Newbury and Comm Ave.- much more aggressively and interestingly spiced.
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On Friday afternoon the wind around some of the large buildings near the Prudential felt like we imagined it might be in the Himalaya range in Nepal. My wife and I hoped to catch lunch at the Himalaya and then catch a movie at the Cheri Theater. Not to be - the T was vwery slow --- instead a quick cup of joe and a bagel at Dunkin Donuts and then to find that the movie had changed - so we took a walk back to the Himi - just after 3 PM and they were closed 'til 5. Deadly. I'd hoped to follow up Seth's review and see what I thought. Instead it was a long, sad trip back home.

I hadn't read last Sunday's Globe that closely - page B2 - "The City of Boston's Inspectional Services Department temporarily closed three restaurants during November and December for violations of the State Sanitary Code that posed immanent health hazards.

Spagnulo's at 242 Hanover St. The Exchange at 148 State St. and Himalaya at 95 Mass. Ave."

I wonder about those "interesting spices" :-)


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  1. Tord,

    I read that Globe entry also; makes me very sad. Himalaya has been (so far) the best Indian I've had in Boston, but I don't think I'll be making a return trip anytime soon.

    Any good Indian restaurants in Dorchester?


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    1. re: Seth Ditchik

      Seth -- I have a close friend who is a Bengali. She doesn't eat at many Indian restaurants in the US and has had such bad experiences with Indian restaurants in India that she considers going to any of other than a small handful of places she trusts to be like playing Russian Roulette with your gastro-intestinal track. I'm not that cynical --but I do tend to have wine or beer with my meal.:-)

      The only Indians in Dorchester I am aware of are either Trinidadians or Native Americans. Cambridge and Brighton appear to have significant Indian populations.