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Oct 21, 2007 01:18 PM

Yoga Spice and Rice: Mediocre Indian Food on Queen in the Beach

We were taking a stroll along Queen St. East and passed by the Yoga Spice and Rice restaurant. When we walked in on this very warm day it was actually hotter inside so we took our order for butter chicken on rice and naan to go. What we received was reheated store bought frozen naan with butter chicken and rice that was barely passable. There were a few pieces of decent chicken but unfortunately they were covered in a sauce that was thick and grainy - very hard to describe. Though we were glad that we didn't have the usual lovely sauce to sop up with warm naan, as we had tossed our order of naan in the garbage after our first bite. Their rice was fairly decent though, nicely cooked and lightly seasoned. There are much better indian food restaurants around, especially in the east end. This was very disappointing!

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  1. I had a similar experience a while back, shortly after they first opened. Not only did the naan taste like the frozen packaged stuff, I think it had freezer burn. The sauce tasted to me like it was made from one of those bottled curry pastes you can buy at any supermarket. Someone must be eating there, though, because the space that they are in is notorious for frequent turnover, and they've lasted a lot longer than I would have predicted.

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    1. re: tracey

      That's what that awful taste was. I couldn't put my finger on it but, yes, it was freezer burn. I can't figure out how they have they stayed open almost two years.