Saturday, April 12, 2008

Tikki Masala, Masala Dosa, Lamb Vindaloo, & Chicken Saag...

Omid loves saying these Indian foods (with an Indian accent). Last night we went into NW Portland for dinner with Arezou & Evan, Evan's sister Lisa and Evan's parents (Pak & Earl). Naseem had "other" plans and couldn't join us (such is the life of a teenager). We met at Arezou's and piled into the beast (aka the Excursion). Omid found a parking spot and magically maneuvered the beast into the spot in ONE TRY. This would have taken me around 25-30 minutes with a group of spectators laughing & pointing, but oh well.

We went to an Indian restaurant called Swagat. I have no idea what it means, but it was fun to say. They have a huge menu. Some of the items like 'lamb & chicken saag' I just couldn't order. I have no idea what saag means in Hindi, but in Farsi, 'sag' is DOG. There were a few other things that didn't translate nicely, so I can't post them here, but I am sure you get the idea. When the waiter came, Omid said to try the lamb _______ (through a fit of laughter). I was trying to keep a straight face and place my order at the same time.

I ordered this lamb dish that was sauteed in almond powder & spices. It was really good. Matty ordered Tandoori shrimp. The shrimp was so salty he couldn't eat it. Too bad. Everyone else seemed to enjoy their meals. Omid, Arezou & I shared our meals with Matty so he could have something to eat. He also ate several baskets of the fried naan. That was tasty.

I forgot my camera, so there are no pictures to share of our dinner. It's too bad as the dinner was served on stainless steel plates/bowls. That was interesting.


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you guys had funnn :D

erinz said...

We missed you!

Anonymous said...

Pak said you looked "worried" about me