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Saturday, October 25, 2008

My Favorite Eating Establishment - Bombay House

I thought it was about time to do a post about my favorite restaurant in Utah... The Bombay House in Provo right across from the Provo Library. We have eaten here three times in the last couple months. Everything 
is delicious! I'm no expert on Indian food so I can't compare it to any other Indian restaurants.  All i can say is everything is FILLED with flavor.

The first dish i ever had her
e was the Chicken Tikka Masala which is a "boneless chicken barbecued in tandoor oven, then cooked with bell pepper, onions, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, cream and spices." Very Very tasty. Really good accompanied with the Indian flat bread they serve called "Naan" or the "Onion Naan."

The last two times i've been to Bombay House i've ordered Chicken Makhani -- boneless tandoori chicken cooked with onions, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, cashews, cream, and spices. This dish is very similar to th
e Tikka Masala, but i like it a little bit better. I don't know why so don't ask.

Rachel always orders the Chicken Curry which is also very flavorful, and a little bit different from the Makhani and the Tikka Masala. The curry is cooked with boneless chicken, onions, garlic, ginger, tomatoes and curry spices. It isn't as creamy as the other two dishes. 

I know it doesn't sa
y that any of the dishes have cilantro in them, but it seems like cilantro is used in most 
of the dishes and even the rice. It is just a subtle taste, but i know it's there. I'm a cilantro fan so it's heaven to me. Anyway, take my word for it! If you try this place and don't like one of the dishes i mentioned, we probably shouldn't be friends! No, i'm just kidding, but seriously i don't see how anyone could dislike the Chicken Tikka Masala. The only reason you might not like the Makhani
 is because it has cashews and i know some people don't like nuts.

One thing to keep in mind about Bombay House is that the meals are big. They are made to share if you have an order of "Naan bread." Two people can share one order of Naan and one dish. The food is a 
little pricy unless you share: $13.00 for a plate, plus $2-4.00 for the bread.

Try the Mango Lassi to drink! It's a creamy mango flavored yogurt drink that "raises the roof!" You might want to s
tay away from the Rose Milk, though if you like trying new things it is quite the experience. It really does taste like a rose blended with milk and sugar! The other drink i tried was the Indian Tea which is a special tea blended with milk and spices. It would be perfect on one of those bitter cold and wet winter nights... just add lots of sugar!

This place is the bomb! It is a must eat! Please post your experience if you've been here or remember to come back and leave your input after you go try it out. I'd love to hear what other plates everyone likes.

Click Here for the menu.

Click Here for more reviews and a brief history 

Click Here for locations

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I Finally Made it to Flying Sumo in Park City

Mark said the best sushi place in Utah was the Flying Sumo, so i had to check it out... It was pretty good. I don't think i can say it was the best i ever had, but the rolls were pretty good, the fish was fresh and the atmosphere was cool.   I must have a thing for the Rainbow roll. That was my favorite of the three i was able to sample.  The other roll i really liked was the Chuck Norris. Something that made this particular time special was being there with most of my family. My brothers Spencer (11) and Jeff (16) tried sushi for the first time. Even though Jeff hates fish, he was a good sport and tried a little. Spencer seemed to love his California roll and was daring enough even to try my Rainbow roll... he loved that too! Sushi is just a wonderful thing! I didn't try sushi until i was in my early 20's!!! How is it that i missed out for so long? 


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