Category: India

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Quick affair with Indian food

The waiter laid out this round tray on my table, and I just stared at the hodge-podge of selections despite the hunger that already numbed my senses. It’s the result of just pointing to the first item that seemed attractive from the menu. I learned that hunger makes you cross-eyed and I only realized I ordered total “strangers” when the waiter set it on our table. By strangers,...

Tandoori flavors at the Taste of India
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Tandoori flavors at the Taste of India

I HAD always planned to try out the Taste of India ever since it moved to a new location in Garapan last year, but the plan remained a plan, until last Saturday when I was out looking for a place to have lunch with a friend. As I entered the restaurant I held my breath, preparing for the familiar smell of curry to greet my nostrils, but there...

Templa: Chamolinian mix, island-style fine dining
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Templa: Chamolinian mix, island-style fine dining

TEMPLA, Saipan’s authentic Indian Restaurant, offers a whole new world of fine dining. Located on Middle Road near IT&E, the restaurant, formerly the Taste of India,  now under new management has a bar, a buffet section, wider dining area and an outdoor lounge. The Taj Mahal decorations on the walls were replaced with colorful paintings depicting the different islands in the CNMI painted by local artist Anthony Teregeyo,...

Savoring the taste of India
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Savoring the taste of India

  THE sizzling sound and the heavenly aroma teased our senses as a smoking hot plate of chicken slices on a bed of cabbage and green vegetable strips was laid on our table. It was our first time to try one of the Tandoori treasures of the Taste of India, the famous Tandoori Chicken. Wasting no time, we dug into our order and found the chicken tender and...

Indian food and more at the Palms
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Indian food and more at the Palms

It looked like a pot of white soup bubbling gently on top ofa stove, but the label says it’s hot tea. Curious, I stirred the pot and laddled  a small portion into a cup before bringing it to my lips to take a sip. And another sip. And yet another sip until my cup was empty. It was good, kind of sweet with a blend of ginger and...

A Taste of Indian cuisine
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A Taste of Indian cuisine

When the craving to have a taste of Indian cuisine (or for the curious ones) hits you, the only place to go to in Palau is Taj Restaurant, located right across the old OEK building. Taj Manager Robert Scaria said the latest offering they have for the customers (it’s not yet in the menu) is the Thali Set, a splendid feast and a taste of the real “India”...