Cart and I both love Indian food and I was quite amazed to see that Cart was able to take the heat of Indian food during his visits to Singapore.
It’s a misconception that all Europeans are not able to eat hot food by the way, and Italians have their hot food too like Arrabbiata. Also, the people of South Italy are known for their use of chillies in their food.
While driving to Cart’s parent’s place, sometimes we pass by The Himalayan Palace Indian restaurant. Cart was so curious to know how the food was like that last Saturday, that he couldn’t contain his curiosity any longer that we stopped by to have dinner there even though we were going back to Singapore in less than a month.
As we entered the restaurant, there were quite a number of people there already and the amount of people coming in kept increasing. This was a popular restaurant it seems. I looked around the dining area. It was a nice looking place, with Indian art decorating the walls.
We both had the fixed meals. Cart had the vegetarian set while I had the fish set. I looked through the menu, recollecting some of the names of the food that I used to eat and was looking forward to eating them.
When the food arrived, it looked colourful and inviting. But eating it, it lacked the kick and heat that I’m used to. I mean, it tastes authentic enough with the use of spices. But it was just too mild for me. And believe it or not, I had chosen the hottest food in my menu.
I suppose the food was catered to the majority of the population here. While Italians can take hot food, their level of tolerance is not the same as mine. If the food was adjusted to the level of heat that I like, I believe the restaurant will go out of business in less than a month.
The 3 ladies who were sitting at the table next to us seemed to enjoy their food a lot anyway.
At least the food here seemed authentic enough,
Ristorante Indiano Himalayan Palace
Circonvallanzione Gianicolense, 277-279
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