Thursday, January 29, 2009

Easing In

Our hotel has three restaurants; an Indian, a Japanese and a “global” that serves everything from Indian to Italian. We chose the latter for our first dinner in India. Jules had a pizza, one girl had pasta and another had an Asian dish.

I chose to have an Indian dish because, well, because I’m in freaking India. Although, I’m sure soon enough I’ll be ordering pizza too.

I had the hyderabadi dum biryani, a dish I was familiar with from eating at Bombay Café in Atlanta. Basmati rice and chicken with fragrant spices are all cooked together in a sealed pot. Delish.

The best part was that along with the typical yogurt it was served with a spicy pepper gravy. I was really happy to be in control of my spice level and towards the end of my meal I was drenching everything in it and almost sweating.

It was so good that we ordered it from room service the next night.
From blog photos

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

to eat or not to eat?

It seems Julie and I were not the only ones curious about the small centerpiece-like dish on our hotel coffee table. A couple of the other girls here were asking about them at breakfast…”What is it? Are we supposed to eat it?”

So we decided to ask our housekeeper today just exactly that this little orange tower was “food or décor?”

Seems we were right it thinking it was food…gooseberries.
I decided to give them a try and found them to be delicious. Very sour as you can see but delicious.

Friday, January 9, 2009


to "kick" off our culinary adventure i decided to try the frog legs at zaya in inman park...although the preparation of the meat was a little too heavy on the lemon flavor for my taste the old saying "tastes like chicken" held true.

this was one big frog!