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Amber in Mountain View: so many dishes, so few diners

dordogne Feb 17, 2009 09:58 AM

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

  1. anyhow Feb 17, 2009 07:08 PM

    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)

    1. Porthos Feb 17, 2009 08:40 PM

      Try the goan fish curry. The tender halibut is perfectly cooked and the curry delicious. Not your typical indian dish but its a real winner.

      1. rworange Mar 13, 2009 12:28 AM

        Did you go? What did you order and how was it?

        Amber India Restaurant
        2290 El Camino Real Suite 9, Mountain View, CA 94040

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