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Red Velvet Cake in Philadelphia

Oh thank you all for your helpful tips on getting Red Velvet cake. Gosh I will definetly try some of those bakeries mentioned here. Thanks again!

Dec 02, 2006
desidivazz in Pennsylvania

Your Favorite Ethnic in Philly?

Pho Cali in Chinatown...cheap yummy and hot pho for people who cannot make it to Washington Ave at 9:30 at night

Rangoon is also great but service can be hit or miss depending on the server..owner is wonderful lady though.

Kabul in Olde city

Dec 02, 2006
desidivazz in Pennsylvania

Keralan Indian Restaurants in NJ

Hey no problem

My latest favorite happens to be in Ming's Restaurant on Oaktree Road in Iselin. I am a fan of the Indo-Chinese food popularized in India nowadays. Hakka Chicken and noodles and spring rolls. It tastes like the best fusion I have had since I ate French-Chinese at Susannah Foos in Philadelphia.

Second I like Bombay Talk, located in Mahatma Gandhi Plaza(I kid you not, thats the name of the plaza). This place is pure veggie and has some wonderful chaat and Bombay street foods done hygenically (no delhi belly haha) since I cant eat them in India as I will get sick eating street food. My favorite dish there is the Bombay Sandwich, sort of a Indianized version of a toasted club sandwich with tamarind chutney sauce, cucumbers and Amul Indian cheese. Its real good. I also like there Chole Bathura, a big fluffy poori bread with chick-pea curry sprinkled with chopped red onion, accompained by a mango lassi. yum

Otherwise mostly been disappointed nowadays with what Iselin been offering. For some odd reason Indian restaurants lose their consistency within months starting out pretty wonderful and then becoming sub-par. Anyways hopes this helps a bit!

Dec 02, 2006
desidivazz in New Jersey

Keralan Indian Restaurants in NJ

Hey guys

No Problem..you arent deviating at all! I love to answer stuff I might know..just like I like to ask alot of questions too.

Peter: Kalluri Corner is South Indian food (with a few northie dishes thrown in) so it covers all four states of South India. But when husband and I went 2 years ago, the chef came out and spoke to diners and when he came around to our table we learned he was from Tamilnadu..so I ordered all the Chettinad Tamil style dishes with plain rice and the Non-veg Thali as well. They tasted pretty authentic because I think he has "home-based" experience too!

The Ganges Andhra restaurant has north Indian dishes too. I figure Indian food in the US hasnt progressed as it has in Great Britain (which in my opinion has the best Indian restaurants in the world!) so when even a South Indian family opens a Indian restaurant here, they include the standard mughal dishes(chicken tikka masala, Spinach Paneer etc) most Americans are familiar with. First time I went to Ganges I found it better than the second time..hope they keep that bar up.

I found a link for a Malayalee Church in Philly. The photo gallery shows them chowing down on yummy food..sigh. WIsh my family made non-vegetarian Indian food like they do
http://ebenezerphila.org/photo_gallar...

Dec 02, 2006
desidivazz in New Jersey

Keralan Indian Restaurants in NJ

Hmmmm...

Desi girl here! I love Kerala food too! Yummy fish curry in coconut sauce! Or avial...

There used to be a pretty good Keralite restaurant on Route 27 in Franklin Park, NJ called Cochin Cove. I dont know if it changed owners but that had pretty good stuff.

Kalluri Corner in Princeton NJ is pretty alright. The chefs are Tamilian(my husband speaks that language) and its the closest to Kerala. Food was good.

Ganges in Princeton Junction is run by Andhra family and they do pretty good South Indian non-vegetarian..however more of a spicy andhra style compared to cooler Kerala style.

Malabar House on Stelton Road does Kerala food...dont know if they do non-veg though.

You might want to try Philadelphia..many more Keralites live in Philly area than in New Jersey which is more populated with Indians from Gujarat so more Gujarati or Mughal places. Even a Malayalee/Kerala church dinner (might have to give a donation) but the food will be homemade might be a good option. Might be delicious...good luck..do let me know if you find a good place! I am craving some seafood!

Nov 29, 2006
desidivazz in New Jersey

Red Velvet Cake in Philadelphia

I am craving red velvet cake. When I was in NYC I would go to a few good bakeries which made it but here in Philadelphia no luck so far. Anyone know of a good place to get yummy red velvet cake??? I dont even mind mail ordering from NY but I dont know any bakeries that do. Thanks!

Nov 29, 2006
desidivazz in Pennsylvania

Red Velvet Cake Order Online

Hi I moved away from NYC and now in Philly! I miss getting red velvet cake and have a strong craving for it. Anyone know of bakeries who do online/mail orders for red velvet cake.

I saw Oprah and she mentioned a bakery in LA, but shipping is 45 dollars so I thought NYC might be more feasible (and cheaper shipping). Thanks

Nov 29, 2006
desidivazz in Manhattan

Thanksgiving Dinner Restaurants in Central New Jersey?

Thanks for the wonderful tips! I will try calling those places.

Thanks again!

Nov 21, 2006
desidivazz in New Jersey

Thanksgiving Dinner Restaurants in Central New Jersey?

Hi there

My first post!

Does anyone know of a great place to have Thanksgiving buffet? Last year we went to the Westin in Princeton which was nice, but some of the dishes werent upto par. We did however get a good seating time though.

Any other hotels or restaurants out there do a great Thanksgiving dinner? We really love buffets as it makes everyone in our group happy.I want to book ahead to get the best seating time for us. I prefer something more upscale at least on this one day we like to go a bit fancier...thanks in advance!

Nov 20, 2006
desidivazz in New Jersey