Sunday, October 11, 2015

Tandoori Garden- Another New Cuisine

Restaurant: Tandoori Garden
Address: 2002 Fry Road, Katy, Texas
Buffet or a-la-carte: A-la-carte
Date of visit: 9/26/14

Salam/hey guys! Welcome to my latest review. Sorry I have been out for a while as I have been busy with life and am currently sick. Anyways, my latest review is on Tandoori Garden. Why would I go to a place like this? It's because it features a new cuisine in the Houston halal food scene- Nepalese. Nepalese cuisine is very similar to Indian cuisine. They have various curries that are popular in both countries. One notable Nepalese dish is momo, which is essentially a Tibetan dumpling. It's basically the Tibetan version of Mantoo. They also have curries that use Nepali spices. There are some differences between Indian and Nepalese food. Nepalese food is generally less spicy than Indian food, and Nepalese curries do not have cream or curd. So the Nepalese curries have thinner gravy and is more watery. Also, Nepalese cuisine do not make green vegetable paste. The green vegetables are actually stir-fried and chopped. Finally, Nepalese food doesn't contain any sugar. Anyways, I set off to the restaurant. Before going, I called the restaurant and confirmed that they served halal meat

Let The Experience Begin!
Tandoori Garden is located next to Katy Halal Market. Inside, the ambiance was pretty nice. There was Indian music playing. I was immediately helped to a table, got a glass of water, then went to the buffet.

Let's Eat!
After seeing the options, I was disappointed. I was expecting some fresh momos, since they're the most known Nepalese dish. There was only one Nepalese dish, which was the Nepalese lamb goat curry. Everything else was the usual Indian fare. I got the tandoori chicken, chicken tikka masala, the kachumber salad, pulao rice, and the Nepalese lamb curry. I forgot the price, but it was indeed fairly priced.

Besides the few Nepali style items, the menu is made up of mainly Indian dishes. They have the typical kababs, curries, and rice items.

The Food

The Verdict:
Overall, the food was average. The tandoori chicken was cold when I had it. The kachumbar salad literally burned my mouth. They did give out free naan, which was actually really nice was crispy. The rice was also good. The goat curry was decent. Overall, two side thumbs
The service was normal. I neither have any praises nor complaints about it.

Well, I would only go when I try their momos in the future or if I am with people. But for the buffet, I give it a pass. The food at the buffet didn't convince me to try their Indian food again to be honest. I will provide an update on how the momos are.

Service: 8/10
Food: 5.5/10
Total: 13.5/20 = 67.5% (D)
Pricing: $$ out of $$$$

Restaurant Information:
Tandoori Garden
2002 Fry Road, Katy, Texas
Phone: (281) 579-7778
Facebook: None
Timings: Mon-Sun lunch: 11 AM - 2:30 PM; Dinner: 5 PM - 10 PM
Caters: Yes

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Zain Mohammed

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