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Offline richclever

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Kannimaaraa - Paris
« on: August 12, 2007, 03:38 PM »
Hi all, Not been on here for a while due to a close family member having a heart attack here in France.

Anyway, been in Paris visiting the hospital with my mother and staying in a hotel.  Looked in one restaurant and saw the prices were high so didn't go in but found this one on Rue du Moulin des Pr?s, just off Place du Italie in the 13th arrondissment.  I was a bit apprehensive before we went in as I know what French Indian food can be like.

Ordered, my mother having Aubergine bahji (slices in a gram flour batter) and me having Vadai (a bit like Indian Falafel), which were both great.  The waiter warned me about the vegetable pickle that came with it as it was 'spicey', but just what I expected (pataks or rajah I think).

I ordered a chicken Vindaloo and my mother a prawn korma, both with Pillau and naan breads.  Both gorgeous, the vindaloo had just the right amount of vinegar in it and was just the right side of spicey.  My mothers Korma looked great, and I know she enjoyed it massively.

The naans over here are not massive, but very tasty (don't get cheese naans in France because it is normally primula triangles not paneer).

desert was great home made kulfi, and followed by coffee and Indian cigarettes.

Oh, and they served great cumin poppodums at the beggining of the meal which is very unusual in France.

So, if you come over the channel for a weekend then get to this place, well worth the walk etc. if you are not in the area.


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Re: Kannimaaraa - Paris
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2007, 07:38 AM »
It is several years since I was in Paris and after trying a couple of curry houses I gave up as the fare was so poor. Everything tasted as if it had been made with the same two or three spices and really was not nice. I am glad that they seem to have improved. I am pondering a trip back to Paris in the spring so I may get a chance to give this place a try.

I also recall being in Moscow during 95/96 and the curry we got over there was very similar to that which I recall from Paris. After three years in Russia and three Russian winters, including one in Siberia building a Pepsi Factory, I certainly harbour no ambitions to go back and see if they have improved. One memory that sticks right out from the Moscow curry scene was asking the way to the toilet. I entered the room and there was the toilet. One toilet, on its own in the centre of what could have doubled as a ball room. Very weird.


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Re: Kannimaaraa - Paris
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2007, 07:11 AM »
French Curries are normally a you describe tempest which is why I was very pleasantly surprised how good this one was.

We have two Indian restaurants here in B?ziers (in the S of France), one which seems to serve everything in a vile gloopy yellow sauce and one that is much better.  Fortunately for me the decent one has a chef who used to work in Manchester and always makes his food 'BIR' style for me.



 

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