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Indian in Seattle?

I appreciate the heads up on that. It's definitely something to consider, and probably something we wouldn't have thought of.

Oct 29, 2011
MaddoxBT in Greater Seattle

Indian in Seattle?

Trini and Sri Lankan are not similar at all. The both have some Indian roots, but they're very different. Trini food is basically a mix of West African and Indian with Caribbean ingredients. Sri Lankan is a very intense, pungent, spicy cuisine with strong Indian and Maldivian influences with some far subtler Dutch and Portuguese influences.

They're both very good, and I'm happy to learn that there is at least one Caribbean restaurant in the area. I appreciate the heads up, because I wouldn't have thought to look for it.

Right now, I'm four hours from the nearest Sri Lankan restaurant. It'd be nice to have one nearby, or at least a Sri Lankan market, but I can make do with an Indian market. My Sri Lankan food is pretty damned good, I don't mean to brag, so I can satisfy myself by cooking it. But having a good Indian restaurant is pretty important because I don't always feel like cooking. It's nice to know that Seattle isn't a black hole for Indian food like my other potential destinations.

Oct 29, 2011
MaddoxBT in Greater Seattle

Indian in Seattle?

When I said "Seattle", I was basically referring to the metro area. I live in Metro Detroit right now, and while there are four Indian restaurants within a three mile radius, my go-to Indian place is 35 miles away. According to my check-ins, I've been there 54 times in the last year and a half. So I'm more than willing to drive a ways to get good Indian food.

Side question - does the floating bridge move with the motion of the water? I've never seen or been on one before.

Oct 27, 2011
MaddoxBT in Greater Seattle

Indian in Seattle?

Thank you both!

Wow, I'm very impressed with the depth of knowledge here. Detroit has some really good regional Indian places, but the people here can't tell the difference between Indian and Lebanese, much less regional Indian.

I'm excited about the place that sometimes serves hoppers. I have to make them myself or drive 4hrs to Toronto to get them right now.

Oct 25, 2011
MaddoxBT in Greater Seattle

Indian in Seattle?

We're going to be moving for my wife's job, and Seattle is one possible option. Canada is a great place to visit (we visit a few times per month right now), and I have a lot of friends there, but I could never live there.

Oct 24, 2011
MaddoxBT in Greater Seattle

Indian in Seattle?

Nice. So I'd still be able to cook and get short eats when the mood strikes me.

I take it the Indian population in Seattle is small? Even with Microsoft?

Oct 24, 2011
MaddoxBT in Greater Seattle

Indian in Seattle?

This Mayuri has a chaat place? That sounds promising. Is it prepared chaat (with chutneys, etc) or just the dried snack items?

Oct 24, 2011
MaddoxBT in Greater Seattle

Indian in Seattle?

I am looking at a potential relocation to Seattle and I'm wondering about Indian restaurants and markets in Seattle. I cook a lot of Indian and Sri Lankan food, so I'm looking for a good Indian market. Is there one in Seattle?

As for restaurants, my tastes go quite a bit beyond your typical Chicken Tikka Masala and Mutter Paneer. I'm actually not at all interested in North Indian food (if you're eating CTM or Mutter Paneer with garlic naan and a mango lassi, you might as well just get the microwave kind you get at the grocery store as far as I'm concerned). I'm really hoping for a good South Indian place (preferably non-veg), and ideally a Keralan, Hyderabadi and/or Tamil place. I'm sure there's no Sri Lankan there - it's rare to find that anywhere outside of NYC and Toronto - but that would be nice.

So does anyone know what kind of good, authentic Indian stuff there is in Seattle?

Oct 24, 2011
MaddoxBT in Greater Seattle