That’s right–I have a new hero. I’m sorry, Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, you’re going to have to move over. Meat Indian food has replaced you.
For months, I’d heard about a new kosher restaurant in New York that serves meat Indian food. There are plenty of vegetarian kosher Indian restaurants in the city–and I eat at them fairly often. But this is a whole other beast. This is something I’d never tasted before.
Last week, I finally had the opportunity to go to Dakshin, and I gotta tell ya, this place was awesome. Some of the time, when you go to kosher restaurants, the food can be sub-par because some owners feel like their clientele will come regardless.
But as a guy who knows his Indian spices, this place definitely did not disappoint. This was for real Indian food. Lamb samosas? You betcha. Chicken Tikka Masala? Yes please. Next time I’m there, and you better believe there will be a next time, I’m going to try the Tandoori Chicken. Because it’s Tandoori Chicken! That stuff looks SO good! And I’ve never been able to eat it before! I can’t handle not using exclamation points! The idea of tandoori chicken in my mouth makes me that excited!
Okay, enough free advertising for this awesome restaurant that anyone in the greater New York area should go too. Let’s watch some classic Fresh Prince.
Pronounced: KOH-sher, Origin: Hebrew, adhering to kashrut, the traditional Jewish dietary laws.