|Talk of the Town - "Healthier" Indian Cuisine in Elmwood Park
||[Dec. 20th, 2007|01:07 pm]
New York - New Jersey Cuisine
It's been a while since I've posted on here, but lemmywinks30 and I checked out a new restaurant last weekend and I wanted to share.|
The place is called "Talk of the Town."
Talk of the Town
213 Route 46 west
Elmwood Park, NJ
Currently, their menu is entirely Indian cuisine, though the owner told us that they would be making some changes. She's looking to remove a few of the less popular dishes and maybe expand to include a more diverse menu, particularly, Indo-Chinese. But she's keeping the Indian food on there, so don't worry if you're a fan!
We shared the Samosa Choley dish for an appetizer, and I would definitely recommend it. The samosas are very good, but what's even better is that they're served over a bed of this chick pea concoction that's incredibly tasty.
For an entree, I had the Lamb Keema Mutter. I had never had that before and didn't know what to expect. It comes out with a dish of rice, and this bowl of an orangish creamy sauce with bits of minced lamb and peas, and I don't know what else. It was damn good! And it reheats well too, for those that typically go home with leftovers.
lemmywinks30 had the Malai Kofta, and she said that it was different from other versions of the dish that she's had, but it was definitely good. She'd get it again, she said.
The atmosphere is casual, but nice. The restaurant is in kind of a strip mall. The music they played was kind of modern Indian. It wasn't as traditional as the music I've heard in other Indian restaurants. Also, they are going to try out having some live music. This Friday, Dec. 21st, she said they'll be having some live music, but not Indian music, more like a relaxing jazz, she said.
The service was decent. The owner was walking around chatting with people and making sure everyone was happy. The prices are good. We had 2 entrees, an appetizer, and soft drinks for about $35.00 for both of us. Not bad.
One good thing is that they apparently, make healthier Indian cuisine.
If you check out this article from the Bergen Record, she explains how they cook their food with less oils and grease, to make for a healthier meal.
Plus, there are a lot of vegetarian dishes, for those who don't eat meat.
They don't yet have a website or online menu, so I asked for a copy so I could post it here, and she was happy to comply.
( So here's the current menu in its entirety:Collapse )