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Offline DeeDee

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NYC ... New Yawk Curries!!
« on: November 16, 2005, 02:58 AM »
Dear all,

Damien from New York City signing in and saying hello!  Any friend of curry is a friend of mine.  Been living here since 2000.  Previous to that I lived in Southall, West London, one of the centers of Curry in the UK.

I'm an avid cook and I'm really excited to see this fab site, the pictures and the recipes ....

Jalfrezi is the one for me, but my wife prefers Rogan Josh.

Stay tuned for NYC Restaurant reviews.  There are some great places here, most of them in Queens of course, where I live!!!

:-)

DeeDee

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Re: NYC ... New Yawk Curries!!
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2005, 07:37 AM »
Hi Damian and welcome to the throng.

It would be great to hear your reviews.

I have had a few curries in Florida and found them vastly different from the home BIR ones we have here. Not as nice I am afraid. More home made tasting (if you understand me). Jalfrezi is my favourite too.

Great cooking,

Regards

Ray


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Re: NYC ... New Yawk Curries!!
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2005, 02:34 PM »
Welcome to our world DeeDee.
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Re: NYC ... New Yawk Curries!!
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2005, 04:00 PM »
Florida ... yikes .. run screaming.? They have good tho' expensive Chinese cooking (China Grill) but I never found any good Indian.

The real BIR-style food is in NYC.

An ultra-quick tour of New York City:

We have five Boroughs (if you lsiten to the last Beastie Boys CD you'll know that!)

1. Manhattan:
Tourist: The bit you know, visit and shop in, Times Square, Empire State, Ground Zero, East Village etc etc
BIR Rating: Generally pricey but there's definately good stuff there.

2. Bronx:
Tourist: The "scary" Black and Latino area from Kojak. Home of the New York Yankees and the Bronx Zoo.
BIR Rating: Some diamonds, lot of rough.

3. Statan Island:
Tourist: Isn't that the place where they used to dump all the trash? Yes.
BIR Rating: Oh, please!

4. Brooklyn:
Tourist: The above-road train track from The Warriors and The French Connection, Russians at Brighton Beach. Cooler than Manhattan.
BIR Rating: Better Pizza than Manhattan, but can't get close to Queens' curries.

5. Queens:
Tourist: Shea Stadium, La Guardia Airport, the big globe from Men In Black, where The Ramones flunked school.
BIR Rating: Aha! You have arrived! Look no further!

I'll do detailed reviews as we go along but that's the city in a nutshell ...

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DeeDee


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Re: NYC ... New Yawk Curries!!
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2005, 09:02 PM »
You also got Les Halles (btw where is that in NY?), not Indian but a bistro, run by Anthony Bourdain  today Ive just finished Kitchen Confidential and a Cooks Tour, both books written by the chef in question - both brilliant, entertaining and hysterically funny. If you?ve ever wanted to open a restaurant, then think again. It gives you the whole ins and outs of the restaurant trade and believe (him) its a hard life.

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Re: NYC ... New Yawk Curries!!
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2005, 03:32 AM »
Seems like there are two Les Halles. One way downtown on John Street ...

http://www.leshalles.net/ny_downtown.php

and the other north on Park Ave ...

http://www.leshalles.net/ny_park.php

(on the East side about 5 blocks south the Empire State Building for King Kong fans) 

I used to be a Catering Manager of Private Parties for Cipriani here in NYC so I know all about what goes on behind closed kitchen doors!  As a punter I prefer NOT to know!

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Re: NYC ... New Yawk Curries!!
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2005, 06:28 AM »
lol  ;D


 

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