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Ethnic Indian and Sri lankan Cuisine at Dahami in Shizuoka City!

Service: Smiling, very friendly and attentive
Equipment & Facilities: Old but clean overall. Basic washrooms (Japanese-style on first floor, Western style on second floor) but clean
Prices: very reasonable
Strong points: Authentic Indian and Sri Lankan Cuisines. Take-outs available. Asian beers.

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Dahami Restaurant located in a back street away from busy Kitakaido Street is small.
But it serves authentic ethnic cuisines from India and Sri Lanka!

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Their prices are very reasonable, especially the lunch sets and bento so popular with nearby office workers.
But even a full lunch is so reasonable!
I advise you to visit it at least in pairs, or better in group of four to be able to share and taste a great variety of dishes!

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For all its simplicity the restaurant and its chef are being recognized by the local media!

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Left: Second Chef, Mr. Herath Mudiyangelage Wasantha Kumara herath, “Wasantha Herath” for short!
Right: Firts Chef, Mr. Mahanamage Rukman Bandara Weerasingha, “Rukman Bandara” for short!

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Traditional Sri Lankan fish and potato balls called “cutlets”!

It was my first visit with a good Sri Lankan friend, Mr. Lalith Prelis, and being three of us we were able to share quite a few scrumptious dishes!

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The “cutlet” inside!

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We ordered three types of curry in sauce!

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Indian Chicken Curry!

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Sri lankan Black Chicken Curry!

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Sri Lankan Potato and Fish Curry!

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Standard nan!

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Cheese nan!

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Turmeric Rice!

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Fiery Sri lankan pickles!
We also had some salad.

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And ginger tea to wash it all down!

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The above is only part of the lunch menu.
Lunch and dinner menus would take quite a few visits to exhaust!

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Next time I will have one of those Asian Beers!

DAHAMI/ダハミ Indain & Sri Lankan Restaurant & Bar

420-0882 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Ando, 1-5-11 (Hase Street, not far from Eisel)
Tel.: 054-285-9144
Opening hours: 11:00~14:30, 17:00~22:30
Closed on Mondays (open if National Holiday)
Small car parking available
Parties welcome!
Take outs and bentos available!

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Nepalese-Indian Gastronomy: Vegetarian Lunch at Namaste Nippon in Shizuoka City!

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Service: Very friendly, polite and smiling
Facilities & Equipment: Very clean overall. Spacious washroom
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: A great blend of Indian and Nepalese cuisines. More than sufficient drinks list. Vegetarian set or single dishes available. Very generous portions!

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Namaste Nippon Nepalese-Indian Restaurant and its bright colors have been standing along the Kitakaido Street in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, 10 minutes walk from Cenova Department Store, and had often been recommended to me by friends.
I took advantage of free time at lunch yesterday to pay them a belated visit!

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The owner and the staff all hail from Nepal but the chefs graduated from a cooking school in India, allowing them to combine the two cuisines with even a little Japanese twist at times!

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Lunch time is particularly busy and they do have a hefty menu!
One can choose from set menus or single dishes.
I already know I’ll have to plan a few more visits!
A good idea, since they serve a great variety of drinks including Shizuoka sake, would be to g there for a drink in the evening and eat their food as snacks!

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I chose the vegetarian set lunch which should give me a good idea of the chefs’ skills!
It includes a lot!

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But first of all I had to taste a “Nepal Ice” beer!

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Enormous potato samosa with vegetable salad!

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It would be enough as a great snack in the evenings!

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The Vegetarian Lunch Plate, which includes the aforementioned samosa and a drink!

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You can choose 2 out of 3 curries (sorry, this is how it is written on the Jpanese menu! Mind they all speak fluent English):
I opted for the above “Parapanilu” spinach and cttage cheese curry!

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Dahl/beans Curry!
The third one was “Alparaku” Potato and Cottage Cheese!

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Turmeric rice!
One can opt for plain rice, too!

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“Achar” home-made Nepalese vegetable pickles! Very tasty!

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“Papado”!

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And a great freshly baked nan!
Actually they bake many kinds of nan, chapati and so on!

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I couldn’ help taste an Indian Legend beer!

Meet you in the evening there again!

NAMASTE NIPPON Nepalese-Indian Restaurant
420-0845 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Oda Cho, 31-1, Ono Bldg, 1F (along the Kitakaido Street, 10 minutes walk from Cenova Department Store)
Tel. & Fax: 054-247-6775
Opening hours: 11:00~15:00, 17:00~22:30
Closed on Thursdays
Credit Cards OK
Paries welcome!
Take outs OK!

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-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
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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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24 Ways of Preparing Chicken by Mira of Malaysia!

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Mira of Malaysia (from Sarawak, Borneo, now living in Kuching) is a student from Malaysia who has been recently chosen by Foodbuzz, a world-wide Food Bloggers Community counting more than 18,000 (in only 2 years!), with 23 other bloggers to post a food event article and pictures for the pleasure of all!

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So Mira, with a little help of her friends prepared, cooked and presented no less than 24 different chicken dishes, including Malay, Chinese, Indian and Sarawak, her home, in as many pictures and recipes!

Do visit her blog at Glancing Thru My Crystal Ball, I can guarantee you will not only enjoy every recipe, picture and comment, but you will feel the more cognizant for it!
I forgot to mention it: Mira is apparently setting a record (as far as I know!) as the youngest blogger chosen by Foodbuzz for their 24, 24, 24 Worldwide Event!

Now, you can be sure the Missus will ask me to do all Mira’s recipes! LOL


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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.