Lynn Gold (figmo) wrote,
Lynn Gold

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In search of Really Good Indian Food

I had an interview in Milpitas late this afternoon (5pm). As I was getting ready to go, flower_cat phoned and told me about a Really Good Indian Restaurant near the Consonance hotel (also in Milpitas). Needless to say, my curiosity was piqued.

I didn't get out of the interview till after 7pm, and since I hadn't eaten since the afternoon, I decided getting food was A Really Good Idea. I then set out to find this place. flower_cat said this place was "the coffee shop attached to the Super 8 on the other side of the highway." I called her when I couldn't find it after 15 minutes; she gave me the name of the place ("Bombay Cafe and Curry"). I spent half an hour driving around, looking for a Super 8 in Milpitas. I then pulled in at a shopping center with pay phones that had phone books.

It turns out there are no Super 8 motels in Milpitas, but there is a Bombay Cafe and Curry. It was on "Valley Way." Next, I had to find "Valley Way" with no map. After tooling around for five minutes of driving down side roads, I found Valley Way off Abbott Avenue. The restaurant is attached to the Best Western motel. I ordered a dish with paneer in a tomato cream sauce, garlic naan, and pilau. The pilau was nice -- fluffy, flavorful, but not overpowering. The paneer and sauce were gently spiced (by my standards, anyway). The garlic naan kicked ass; it was really garlicky.

Perhaps the best features of this place, though, were it's really close to the hotel, and it was uncrowded (IMHO largely because of its hidden location), making it a great place to shlep to when folks need to rush dinner at a filk con. I'm not sure whether it's big enough to hold enough of us for a post-con dinner; I need to check it out again when my head isn't pounding from lack of sleep and too long between feedings.
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