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Best Vindaloo in Boston Metro?

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hillaj1 Mar 28, 2013 10:46 AM

Any recommendations? I can't find Vindaloo with enough zing after living here for a year, and the old posts aren't giving me much help. Thanks!

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    mwk RE: hillaj1 Mar 28, 2013 11:37 AM

    I don't know where you live, but there's a fairly new Indian restaurant that opened in Quincy Center called Sher-a-Punjab. When you order there, they offer the usual options of mild, medium, and spicy. However, they also offer "extra" spicy. I tried it once, and it had a real kick to it, although I suspect it probably wasn't completely up to authentic standards. But, I bet it would be a good place for you to start.

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      C. Hamster RE: mwk Mar 28, 2013 05:27 PM

      I need to try that place.

      You can order any dish "Indian spicy" and get a heat zing from any Indian joint. I like heat but thats inedible to me.

      If you are talking about Vindaloo's piquant "zing" or some other "zing" then I think you have to be more specific.

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        aregularjoe RE: C. Hamster Nov 22, 2013 09:20 AM

        Its average to good, based on several buffet lunches there.

    2. maillard RE: hillaj1 Mar 28, 2013 12:32 PM

      The only vindaloo I've had that was actually spicy was at Gourmet India at the Prudential food court. Unfortunately, it looks like they've closed.

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        lossless RE: hillaj1 Mar 28, 2013 12:36 PM

        I've had decently spicy lamb vindaloo at Punjabi Dhaba in Inman Sq. The problem is that they are maddeningly inconsistent - sometimes it has the nice slightly gooey texture, other times the meat and potatoes are floating in watery soup and the flavors don't stick.

        1. Beachowolfe RE: hillaj1 Mar 29, 2013 04:49 AM

          India Samraat in back bay has been rated "Ok" by an Indian colleague.

          Our Indian offerings suck. Need to trade a few "mexican" places for an upscale Indian.

          1. StriperGuy RE: hillaj1 Nov 22, 2013 10:00 AM

            Kebab and Tandoor in Waltham will definitely bring the heat.

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              meeps2002 RE: hillaj1 Nov 23, 2013 01:03 PM

              I though India quality was good

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