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Taste of India

 1195 Boyson Rd
Hiawatha, IA

Great Service, Great Lunch

I had heard from friends the service at Taste of India had improved and yesterday had the opportunity to check it out for myself. I got to the restaurant about quarter until one, walked inside and was seated immediately.

At this time of day, they only serve a lunch buffet. So after being show to my table, I headed over to the buffet. It was well stocked, steaming hot (my glasses literally steamed over while looking at the food). Everything looked & tasted very fresh.

I give them bonus points for having both rice & mango puddings in the desert section of the buffet (side note: I highly recommend taking 1 scoop of each & mixing them for your desert).

But I have to take away some of those points for having the most flavorless chicken tandoori I have ever tasted. It looked like chicken tandoori, but tasted like plain chicken (no seasoning/spicing flavors at all).

Lunch Buffet

Items on the buffet that I can remember the names of:

  • Rice
  • Chicken Curry
  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Chicken Tandoori
  • Rice pudding
  • Mango pudding

Additional dishes I don’t remember the names to:

  • a very spicy chicken rice dish with bits of chicken and peppers, it was ok but too spicy for my taste
  • homemade cottage cheese (this isn’t that lumpy stuff from the grocery store, but rather blocks of cheese) in a mildly spiced brown sauce and was extremely tasty.
  • Fried slices of vegetables
  • some sort of brown sauce with chickpeas (didn’t try myself, but my wife liked it)
  • a spinach based dish (didn’t try myself, but one of our friends said it was good)

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