Every now and again I get to meet a cyber buddy. I have been following a great blog called Steinway Street written by Abigayl in New York City for over a year. She has lived in the Big Apple for a few years, takes her camera on her daily excursions and shares the greatest little spots in New York City that, as a regular tourist, you may never come across. We have chatted back and forth via our blog comment sections and e-mails. A little while ago she had a little blog candy to share and guess what .. I WON! Check out the cool packaging on those threats. So..to save her some postage I suggested we finally get together to meet while I was on a layover in NYC. She was up for it and so we decided to go to one of my favorite restaurants near our hotel...for Indian Food.
Here we are just after we met..
She is delightful..and as sweet in real life as she seems from her blog. We were joined by one of the pilots and one of the flight attendants from my crew and we laughed so much and had some GREAT food. I am sure Abigayl is still shaking her head about us...LOL
Here are Joelle and Jimmy..they really were having a good time...just hungry and waiting for the food to arrive LOL
Bhel Puri which is an assortment of crisp rice and noodles with potatoes, onions and tomatoes with a sweet and tangy sauce. They only serve this in the restaurant and not as take out because it does not travel well at all...it is delicious. I have never seen this on a menu before and I LOVE it..now I am going to have to look more closely in other Indian restaurants!
HERE ia video of how to make one..it seems there are many combinations as it is a street food in India.
We also shared some Vegetable samosas..served with Tamarind sauce and Cilantro sauce
Then the main dishes...Goan Shrimp, Chicken Makhani/Butter Chicken (YUM!!!..just sayin') Keema Mutter(lamb) and Saag Paneer (Spinach)
The restaurant does not have a drink license yet but you can bring your own bottle which is great! (We passed as the crew had been partying a wee bit the night before LOL). The restaurant is quite softly lit and there are beautiful lights hanging all over the ceiling..I really really want some fo these for my garden this Summer...
Photo credits for most of these go to Abigayl ...she was drooling a little over my new lenses..LOL Wait until that girl gets her next lens...there will be no stopping her!
So if you are in NYC and want some great food try
RUCHI Indian Cuisine, 120 Cedar Street between Greenwich and trinity Place in the Financial District.
I think Abigayl enjoyed it..
I think I am going to miss the Olympics!!!
and I had to share this...love it
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