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Jan 24, 2007 02:21 PM

samosa house was serving some outstanding lily root today

as well as their great jackfruit.
11938 West Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90066 Phone: 310-390-6005

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  1. OK, I'm confused. Is Samosa House the restaurant portion of the Indian food store called Bharat Bazaar?

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    1. re: nosh

      Yes - the shop expanded into the space previously occupied by the coffin shop and now has a food counter, full kitchen in back, and seating at the front of the shop.

      1. re: nosh

        The "aunties" have 'retired', although some subset of them show up fairly regularly. You can tell whether they're in evidence by what degree of lascivious Bollywood drivel is playing. In fact even if one of them phones the store the volume on the drek gets turned down!

        The infusion of new young blood is wonderful though, although I miss the "auties" a lot. What were formerly delicious samosas only available with a whisper and wink toward under the counter have actually now gotten even better -- they are now literally made to order. Only in India or my own kitchen have I tasted samosas so fresh!

        Living near a restaurant that cooks jack fruit is really a lucky thing. And to think I was going to go today but got distracted....darn.

        I think technically Bharat Bazaar is gone replaced by Samosa House. It's the same (extended) family running the place with the addition of the kitchen and tables to the food store.

      2. I didn't think the samosa was all that...

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        1. re: maggiemmw

          then i'd recommend trying their other dishes. their jackfruit is fabulous.
          also, when you go, be sure to ask if they are serving their mango/banana soup. this is a savory soup that is incredible, and normally they don't put up a sign saying it's available--you have to ask.

        2. I just drove by today, and nearly fainted with pleasure - being an Englishman in NY (whoops I'm a woman and in LA for over a decade) I've sought out Artesia, but my heart remains in Manchester, where I went to university, and the aray(sp!) of Hindu/Muslim delights there. Food is god for this chow..etc...I live a five minute drive from this place and want to know more, but as a somosa junkie, know that I shall be there the next morning. Thursday.

          1. opps! my error. the delicious dish was LOTUS root, not lily root!

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            1. re: westsidegal

              This place is awesome. I've been there once but need to go back more often.

              Can you describe what lotus root is like? I don't think I've ever had it...

              1. re: QualityMart

                it is sort of crunchy.
                i wish i could describe it better.
                maybe someone else on the board can have a go at it.

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