Best Indian in Brooklyn ?????
- samersova Dec 18, 2007 02:11 PM
What is the best Indian Food in Brooklyn?
From the absence of responses, I guess that a lot of people feel like I do:
The state of Indian food in Brooklyn is so, so sad, that using the word "best" in connection with any of these restaurants, would be a huge overstatement.
So, to all you skilled chefs that cook Indian cuisine (with pride), please come to Brooklyn (preferrably Park Slope or Prospect Heights ;-) ) and open a restaurant that serves good quality Indian food.
It makes a difference that there is a desi populations around. There is none in Brooklyn, except around coney island avenue (as mentioned below), and the south asian population there is of new and rather poor bangladeshi and punbaji immigrants without much money to spend. So the restaurants are cheap and basic (as on CIA-Church Ave) or anglo oriented, cookie-cutter and inauthentic..
Out in Morris County NJ where I work there is a significant south asian professional and business population, and quite a number of rather upscale restaurants with pretty good food, rather like what you describe for Philly. There is always going to be a struggle with presenting the food so that westerners will accept it, but at least if there is a strong desi audience you have a shot at getting something good. On a recent trip to India, it was really a struggle to get good, wellspiced indian food at hotels (mostly few if any indian travelers). They have learned how nervous westerners are about spice. Buffets can be the worst from this point of view.