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Zardnaar

Legend
Not arguing, but you don't see lamb in Indian restaurants? That's ... mostly where I eat it.

Rogan Josh?

I probably eat it the most at Turkish donor kebab places with hot sauce.
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My last one it's about $11-$12 usd.
 

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Jahydin

Adventurer
Oh, not sure if I shared, but my favorite salsa:

INGREDIENTS:
6 Jalapeño Chiles
2 Serrano Chiles
1/2 cup Oil
Salt (I use Knorr Chicken Bouillon to taste)
Slice of Onion
1 Clove of Garlic
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Around here, Rogan Josh--and similar dishes--are mostly at Indian restaurants.

Same I normally go for paneer or chicken at Indian places. Our local one got replaced with a Thai place that's quite nice.

New favorite is Indo-Nepalese but it's inconvenient to get to (in town parking) and another one we like is further away so it's competing with our local, Thai, pub and cafe (3-4 minute drive) and multiple fish and chip shops nearby.

Or favorite places in town have more convenient parking and better access due
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
@Dannyalcatraz
Are you from the Texas area? I just got back from many great meals from San Antonio! Puffy tacos are awesome!
I’m from New Orleans, but I’ve lived in San Antonio, Austin, and the Dallas/Ft. Worth areas for most of my life.

There’s a Mexican joint in San Antonio that specializes in cabrito, and I try to hit them whenever I’m in town.

Austin is a big BBQ city, and is the first place I ever had smoked mutton ribs. OMG! Unfortunately, that place closed because the owner didn’t like paying his fees/taxes. Like…ever. That was like his third failed restaurant.
 


Zardnaar

Legend
The 2 of the last 3 Indian places I saw serving lamb both closed down pre-COVID. Goat curries are almost everywhere by comparison.

Haven't seen goat at any Indian place here. Normally chicken, lamb maybe seafood, paneer and vegan.

Christmas left overs did 3 more meals including blunches so 4 total. No one could be bothered cooking so we went to a fish and chip shop. All our favorites were closed so we took a punt.

$67 nzd (40 usd approx) fed 9 people. I had fish, chips and a steak and egg burger. Wife had chips and a sausage.

There curry roll looked really good, they were cheap (prices circa 4 years ago) and the family running it were super nice. Almost as good as our regular alot cheaper.
 


prabe

Aspiring Lurker (He/Him)
Supporter
The 2 of the last 3 Indian places I saw serving lamb both closed down pre-COVID. Goat curries are almost everywhere by comparison.
Huh. The two Indian restaurants we frequent A) both survived COVID (so far) and B) both serve lamb. I see goat on their menus, too, but ... at least at those restaurants, goat always has bones in, and I'm too lazy to do that much work.
 

Cadence

Legend
Supporter
How common is lamb in gyro and kofta?

Checking the online menus, the Greek/Italian restaurant near our house says the Gyro are lamb from the menu. The Middle Eastern one on campus has beef kofta.
 


Dannyalcatraz

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Huh. The two Indian restaurants we frequent A) both survived COVID (so far)…
Like I said, those 2 closed before COVID. One was on its second run in a location it had been in and closed for being badly mismanaged, and they hadn’t learned anything when they reopened. Good food, bad business.

The other was part of a small international chain, and something within the chain killed them off. They closed in 2017.
 

overgeeked

B/X Known World
Today I am making cheap and easy shredded chicken enchiladas.

Takes 5 hours. Makes 10-12 enchiladas depending on how fat you want ’em.

2 big chicken breasts (about 2-3 pounds).
2 28-ounce cans of La Victoria enchilada sauce.
Diced spicy peppers to taste.
Diced olives.
Tortillas.
Cheese.

Drop the chicken in a slow cooker for 4 hours on high (or 8 hours on low) with 1/3 of the sauce. Once they’re done you can spend 20-30 minutes shredding them by hand…or, if you have a stand mixer, drop them in there with the paddle attachment and put it on low for 2-3 minutes.

Add in 1/3 of the remaining sauce, peppers, olives, and some cheese. Mix. Fill tortillas. Line ’em up in an oven-safe glass baking dish, smother with the remaining sauce, top with cheese. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes. Let them cool for 5-10 minutes before eating.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
How common is lamb in gyro and kofta?

Checking the online menus, the Greek/Italian restaurant near our house says the Gyro are lamb from the menu. The Middle Eastern one on campus has beef kofta.

In NZ our equivalent of gyros and every Greek place has lamb as an option.

Favorite hole In wall Turkish shish.

Greek places closed but usually beeline for it travelling to Christchurch.

Dimitris Greek Food – Eat Souvlaki in Christchurch

Favorite Greek spot. Just down from where I had Prince of Persia which was Persian/Afghani.
 
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Zardnaar

Legend
Be anything appealing at this Fish and Chip shop Americans?

Menu. $1 NZD approx 0.6 USD.
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Chicken burger with cheese and bacon.

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And the Fish and Chips. 3 fish, 3 scoops.

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So fish and chips, burgers, Chinese all same spot.
 


Whizbang Dustyboots

100% that gnome
Be anything appealing at this Fish and Chip shop Americans?

Menu. $1 NZD approx 0.6 USD.
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No idea what a squid ring is (calamari?) or a pineapple ring is. Curry rolls and chop suey patties are also mysterious, but sound intriguing.

Honestly, I wouldn't want the burgers, since it'd probably taste off to me and I can get them/make them myself. I'd much rather go for the mysterious-but-intriguing dishes.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
No idea what a squid ring is (calamari?) or a pineapple ring is. Curry rolls and chop suey patties are also mysterious, but sound intriguing.

Honestly, I wouldn't want the burgers, since it'd probably taste off to me and I can get them/make them myself. I'd much rather go for the mysterious-but-intriguing dishes.

Squid ring is a battered ring of calamari cut from the "tube" of squid.

Pineapple ring is a battered pineapple ring deep fried.

Curry roll is a fried spring roll with curry in it.

Chop suey patty is chop suey in pattie form deep fried.
 

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