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Mar 28, 2013 10:46 AM

Best Vindaloo in Boston Metro?

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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  1. 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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    1. re: mwk

      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.

      1. re: C. Hamster

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

    2. 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.

      1. 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. 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. Kebab and Tandoor in Waltham will definitely bring the heat.