You know, I often refer to myself as a foodie. And the dictionary kind of supports that:n. Slang
A person who has an ardent or refined interest in food; a gourmet: "in the culinary fast lane, where surprises are expected and foodies beg to be thrilled" (Boston Globe).
But I’m not that adventurous. My Irish heritage basically deemed Italian food exotic.
Wednesday night we went for Indian food. Prior to this my foray to this type of cuisine was a Tandoori Chicken at Cosi.
We went to Chand Palace and started with an appetizer plate. I think it had at least some of the following.
Spicy deep-fried minced vegetable patties, served with chutney
Crispy turnover, delicious filled with mildly spiced potatoes and green peas
Fresh vegetable dipped in a special spiced batter and fried to golden perfection, served with chutney
Sabzi Vindaloo (Hot & Spicy) Mixed vegetables cooked with spices in a tangy, sharp sauce
The verdict? I really liked it. It was spicy but not too too spicy. I felt full but not stuffed and it all seemed much less scary (this is a weird way to say it but really – I’m intimidated by food I’ve never tasted before).
I’m glad I pushed my boundries a little and think trying new things might give me a little more foodie street cred.
Like foodies are a tough group to begin with. ;)