Indian at home!

I was at Costco the other day and saw this on the shelf! I’ve always wanted to try this. Ended up having this for dinner! It was absolutely delicious! Tasted like the cuisine at the restaurant.

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I saw this while I was there at Costco, too, and thought it would go perfect with the curry. I think this is a new item. Never seen this before.

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Bam! This rice was awesome, but DON’T follow the directions on the pouch. It comes out super mushy. I like my rice on the drier side. I had to make a second batch and added less water. The outcome was so much better.

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Hmm, mixed veggies! Green beans, brussel sprouts, and purple onions. Seasoned with olive oil, garlic/Hawaiian salt, and pepper.

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I added some purple onions to the curry mix. Mmmm! Added to the touch!

You gotta have Indian in Japan!

Happy Saturday and a week before Christmas! Hope y’all are enjoying the holiday season! Make the best of it; it’s flying by so fast!

I’ve got more food to share while on my trip to Japan. We had an array of diverse food while we were there. I love that Japan is so full of diversity when it comes to food. On my last trip in April 2015, I saw so many Indian places, I really wanted to try. I knew that I had to do that on my next trip. …And that’s what my auntie, her friend, and I did! We have about three Indian places on O’ahu. I’m glad we have this wonderful ethnic food. It’s so good!

We came across this Indian curry house in Ikebukuro. The dishes were so reasonable (all curry bowls were ¥680, which is about $5.76 USD). Pretty awesome, right? We had to try it! The restaurant was a small-type dinner, that only fit eight people. Talk about cramped! Thankfully when we got there, it wasn’t crowded just yet. Phew!

I ordered the mutton (aka lamb) masala curry bowl, turmeric rice, and garlic naan bread. There were only two chefs running the entire place. When we were first there, there were a couple other people seated with us, and only one chef was cooking all the dishes. What amazed me is that he made the naan breads fresh. It didn’t take very long to cook. It was an entertaining experience because it was like we were watching a cooking show while we waited for our food and while we were eating.

Some pixs of the kitchen/restaurant:

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The awesome chefs!

And now, for the final presentation- the food!

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Mutton masala

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Turmeric rice (using Japanese rice;)

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Garlic naan- the BEST naan I’ve ever had!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

A BIG SHOUT-OUT to one of my besties on her upcoming graduation from UNLV this morning! Yea!!! Go REBELS!