Monday, July 20, 2009
When Margaret suggested that we go to an Indian seafood place, I immediately responded with a resounding "hell, yes!" And, boy, was I ever correct in my enthusiasm. Rasa Samudra, though the decor was hideously pink, contained phenomenal food. We started with a sampler of 6 pickles: mango (really good, when normally I hate them), onion, lemon, fish, shrimp and another that was also tasty. Oh my, yes. Then our mains:
That's some crab with a dry curry. It's sinfully* good. We also had coconut rice, which sounds blah, but was the best rice I've ever had, a beet-spinach curry, which was delightfully different, and some paratha bread which was even better than Thai Garden's roti bread.
Just FYI: the dried pepper in the middle of the coconut rice (similar to the one atop the beet-spinach curry) is not hot at first. It's a time-delayed burst of fire. Fortunately I was able to fill my own prescription for cold Cobra and tasty coconut rice to salve the pain.
* Leviticus 11:10-12