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Back in Malaysia, I have always enjoyed eating ‘Roti canai’ and ‘Nasi kandar’, authentic Malaysian food with Indian origins. Coming to India, I am curious to see how different the taste between Malaysia-Indian and India-Indian food is. There are certainly overlaps, such as biryani and tomato rice, dal, and roti pratha. My favorites so far are the kashimiri biryani rice, dosa, and sev puri. Indian street-food is one area of great potential but also great danger. Yes, one has to be extra careful to indulge in street food in India, for fear of diarrhea or worst, food poisoning. My stomach is strong enough to withstand at least one experience of Sev-puri on a small street off Hill Road. What makes Sev-puri tastes so good, is the addition of fresh coriander leaves and young mango peels, which gives a soury taste at the end. And this balances perfectly with the intense garlic, green, and tamarind chutneys. For a safer alternative, one can always go across the street to a place called Elco restaurant, which is popular amongst the locals for its Panipuri and other street food offerings in a cleaner setting.
|Dosa, Puri, and Biryani rice|
|Traditional Indian chips store|
|Grating potatoes with traditional grater into wok|
Note to future interns version 2:1. A non-spicy dish from an Indian or Indo-chinese restaurant is not necessarily not spicy in lay-man standards
2. Absolute requirement: Smart phone with GPS (you want to know where the rickshaw is taking you and its also a good source to pinpoint where you want to go especially if you dont know Hindi), umbrella (because it rains non-stop here….!), sandals (to walk in the rain) & toilet-paper/tissue