Thursday, May 14, 2009

Kohinoor - Indian Classics!

Sorry folks, but I didn't write an actual review this time. Dan did however, and I echo most of his sentiments, save for this: I preferred the Vegitarian stuff I sampled over the meat dishes (I had Lamb Vindaloo, which was ok).

Anyway, here is what Dan had to say (My scores match his)

Here I was entering into this brave indian food world, not knowing what to expect. It was weeks since I last attended a FF, and what better a way to get reintegrated than with a shocking and exotic mouthful of curry spice and culture?

The front stood out from the strip mall with its own decorative addition. The windows were tinted, possibly for privacy. I opened the door and looked straight up at the US flag hanging off the balcony. I dismissed any suspicions of cultural accomodation as a man up front seated us at a round, elegant table. I heard some jazzy sounds oozing from the speakers that I could not locate with my eyes, but I did see some Indian art in frames along the walls.

Menus were brought to us.

I ignored some of the graphic design travesties on the menu and ordered a Lamb Madras. As I waited for it, I drank a frothy mango shake that had a hint of milk in it. It was grainily textured going down but the taste made me not want to stop. It was gone in a minute's time.

When the Madras arrived, it was presented with great care and in ornate bowls. The accompanying rice with pilaf had a larger bowl of its own. I chose hot foolishly. The first chunk of lamb was deceptively mild and tender. Seconds into conversation with my fellow foodies I was reaching for a glass of water, and another, and then another. The burn had snuck up on me; a delayed effect you could call it.

After my sinuses and throat were full on burning I pressed on enough in spite to see victory. The cauldron-shaped bowl of hellfire-kissed lamb gone, my fists in the air, and a roar of triumph escaping me...

In my mind, at least.

We moved on to dessert. I ordered the Rice Pudding, described on the menu as:

An exotic Indian dessert made with basmati rice, almonds,
cashew nuts, raisins and milk garnished with pistachio powder.

Everything they described was there, and it was an exquisitely creamy dessert with a lingering milk cream taste that faded long after the spoonful was gone.

After the meal, I visited the highly accesible restroom and noticed the urinal was higher on the wall than any normal man could manage. The paper towel dispenser was empty and in marker said "please use the dryer," which was also placed rather high on the wall.
Taking a stroll through the restaurant area I noticed a rather consistent placement of wall art and tables. There was no disruption in theme, save for the enormous US flag. (seriously, I'm here because I want to take in your culture :/)

So the scores are...
Appetizer - N/A (sorry, folks. Couldn't manage it this time)
Entree - 4
Dessert - 5 (whoa)
Overall - 4 (It's like that culinary dominatrix you want to see over and over again.)

Kohinoor on Urbanspoon

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Falafel Cafe

I want to thank Amaan Mohiuddin for suggesting this location as my first review back. Dan was unable to join me, and the same went for our usual photographer. The result? Just me.

But man, was I happy with the result. Here is the review: In Video Form!

I am aware of the audio sync issues in the actual review. I have no idea why it did that to be honest. >.>

Falafel Cafe on Urbanspoon

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Quick Update

Hello everyone! The current plan is this Saturday to visit an new place and do a review. We are looking to try a new review format, but have no fear! It will still be our usual unbiased way of speaking. I have to discuss the plans with Dan of course, but in general he agrees with me.

I want to thank everyone who is sticking around with us. I hope you have tried out those places we have yourselves, and have formed your own opinions!

You will also notice that there will be a link in each review if possible that goes to Urban Spoon. They do linkbacks if you include this link, and it could help increase awareness of the site. You don't have to click on em or anything, but the links will take you directly to the Urban Spoon page of the restaraunt in question. So if ya want some more information about the establishment, have a looksee!

Thanks again, and if you have a suggestion for a place you want us to visit I am all ears. Just remember the biggest rule: No more then 3 locations can exist for the place, otherwise its a chain and we will not touch it!

Monday, January 12, 2009

The State of the Foodies

I know I haven't updated in forever (although its really only 2 months and some change) but that will be changing.

You see, I Clayton have been without a job since October. Partially my fault. Its a long story that I will not get into here. So this reason is why Furious Foodies has not updated.

But today I got a new job, which I start Monday. Once I am paid, Furious Foodies will be making a comeback! So keep tight friends!