Amber in Mountain View: so many dishes, so few diners
Two of us will fittingly follow a showing of the Apu trilogy at Stanford with dinner at Amber. The menu is so vast--any recommendations of real standouts, espcially among the lamb dishes, biryanis, starters?
Amber India Restaurant
2290 El Camino Real Suite 9, Mountain View, CA 94040
You can rely on the expert waitstaff for suggestions to match your tastes.
I have copied and pasted these from the dinner menu on Amber India's site:
I hope this helps. It's a great place for sharing dishes. Please post your opinions after your meal.
Three Mushroom Biryani -- from the Rice Bowl section)
(Assorted Mushrooms with spiced basmati rice
Mirchi Baingan Ka Salan -- from the Vegetarian Specialties section
(Anaheim Peppers and eggplant in a southern Indian peanut and sesame sauce)
Cochin Scallops -- from the Seafood Baits section
(Spicy scallop curry cooked with cocunut milk and peppercorn sauce with a hint of tamarind)
Reshmi Tikka -- Appetizers
(Kebabs made from minced chicken, cashew nuts and onions, cooked in the clay oven)
Kerala Lamb Curry
(Succulent chunks of lamb cooked in coconut milk with a unique flavor of curry leaves and peppercorns)