An overflowing play on taste is probably how some will describe the Indian cuisine. Heavily influenced from other countries’ cuisines as well as religious, cultural choices and traditions, the Indian cuisine remains unpredictable to the taste buds. One will always be excited to try out their exotic ingredients, rich flavors, different spices and herbs. There are actually around 20 – 30 spices used in their many dishes like coriander, turmeric, cumin, ginger, etc. These spices are also good for the health on some ways.
The Indian cuisine became popular in Asia, proving from the numerous Indian restaurants sprouting all over and even for food delivery also becoming available. If you suddenly felt the craving for some good Indian food and you reside in Asia, then here’s a list to help you out with:
1) DARJEELING RESTAURANT in Japan
The homemade door frame and gold decorations of Darjeeling will already set your mood for some Indian food experience. The different artwork and intricate design when you enter is impressive. There is a yellow and red fabric designs from the ceiling down to their chairs with carvings. To complete the whole aura, they also play Bollywood mosic videos. Aside from its beautiful interior and façade, Darjeeling also never fails on taste. Do try their sweet red chutney, chicken Kashmir and cheese kofta.
3 – 10 – 3 Nishinippori, Arakawa, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
813 – 5685 – 0267
2) PUNJAB GRILL BY JIGGS KALRA in Singapore
Starting a branch in India, Jiggs Kalra finally opened outside the country and shared the experience to those in Singapore. You would appreciate the unpretentious ambience and friendly staff, but most of all, it’s their great food selection you’ll love about the place. Their dishes come from different gourmet metropolises like Kabul, Amritsar, Peshwar, Multan and Patiala. You would also like their 4 types of kebab making techniques: tiridor, sighri, tawa and kadhai, and create your own best Indian food!
2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1 – 01A The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands
3) KASHMIR in the Philippines
Kashmir has been awarded “Best Indian Restaurant” by the Manila’s Best Kept Restaurant Secrets panel in 2010 and was even given a positive review by the New York Times. Aside from this awards, what really defines its success is that it’s been serving great Indian cuisine since 38 years ago! While waiting for your order you can munch on their appetizer of “trail mix” made from potato chips, peanuts, fried noodle bits and raisins. You can also the lamb or mutton stew, chicken tikka masala or kashmiri subzi.
816 Arnaiz Ave. (formerly Pasay R.d) Makati
(02) 844 9294
4) ARYAA’S INDIAN RESTAURANT in Thailand
Aryaa is a pure Indian vegetarian restaurant. Unlike the others mentioned in the list, Aryaa specializes on vegetarian catering and strictly giving emphasis on quality. It is a casual contemporary Indian restaurant featuring traditional vegetarian Indian dishes. They offer services like Indian food home delivery, outdoor catering, South Indian food catering, office catering, etc.
Shop No. 164/1 Sukhumvit Road
Corner of Soi 8 (on main road)
Klongtoey, Bangjkok 10110