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12 Things To Know About ‘Indian’ Food Before You Seek It, Cook It & Eat It by Devaki

Namastey!

My new friend, Devaki at Weave A Thousand Flavors has come up with an essay on Indian gastronomy, which I think deserves special attention.
She says it took her 30 years in the making, and knowing so little myself about the culinary splendors of such a vast country/sub-continent, I took the liberty (with my friend’s agreement) to introduce her work for all to know.

In her own words, she is a purist when it comes to food and she worships the concept of ‘authentic’ as the benchmark of what is good especially when dealing with ethnic cuisines. If it’s being done successfully for over 3000 years years then she thinks it deserves that we sit up & listen!

She is still too modest about it when she says that she has no doubt that some of what she says here will have many of us in an uproar. But it can’t be helped as she courageously ponders.

Her hope is that people will view this incredibly vast, almost unfathomable cuisine in a new light. And if the next time when many of us go to a restaurant or decide to cook Indian at home, she hopes that what we have read in her posting will give us a moment of pause and enable us to make much more informed choices.

So here goes:
12 Things To Know About ‘Indian’ Food Before You Seek It, Cook It & Eat It

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Indian Restaurant: Lunch at Laxami


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So many so-called Indian Restaurants in Japan are either completely walking beside their shoes or a pale copy of an extraordinary epicurean culture that I always warily walk in any such establishment.
Well, this time I needed not worry as I was enjoying the company of my new Indian Cricket friend Deepak who simply said, “just like home!”. The fact that the owner, Mr. Binay Kumar, hails from the same State in India certainly did help!
We had booked lunch as we would be coming between opening hours, which did not seem to trouble the owner, a single proof that pleasing his customers is a rule.
Mr. Kumar had worked for the first restaurant, Kumar in Act City in Hamamatsu cIty, before acquiring it five years ago. Two years later he opened Laxami in the same City, far away from the centre, proving his business acumen.
Lunches come at reasonable prices at 750, 980, 1,450 and 1,500 yen with a 680 yen special for kids. An array of single dishes are avalaible from 630 yen apiece.
Lunnch buffet is on offere on Saturdays and Sundays for 1,000 yen per person.
Not only soft drinks, but also wine, beer and even whiskies are on the menu.
As we were starving we chose the 1,450 yen menu.
I will let judge for yourselves:
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Tandoori Chicken and Mutton Kebab

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Vegetables Curry (probably a different name!).
Note that there is plenty on offer for vegetarians and vegans!

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Mutton curry.

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Enormous Naan!
Potato Parantha, Poori, Chapati and so on are also featured on the menu!

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Chicken Curry.

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Dal Soup. For Vegetarians and Vegans again! Actually Mr. Kumar had a lunch of Dal Soup and Rice later!

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Seasoned Rice.
“Don’t break my herat!”, the owner could not help joke!

Laxami Indian Restaurant
433-8122 Hamamatsu City, Naka Ku, Kamijima, 2-1-1
Tel. & Fax: 053-474-0300

Kumar Indian Restaurant
430-7790 Hamamatsu City, Naka Ku, Itaya Cho, Act Tower, 111-2, Act Plaza B1
Tel. & Fax: 053-451-0154

Business hours: 11:00~13:00, 17:30~22:00
Parties welcome.