Sure, I love cooking a wide variety of tasty and healthy recipes, but some of my favorite go-to recipes are my simple curry recipes. Even before I started cooking for myself I would grind up spices in a coffee mill to make my own curry powder. In my spice cabinet, it always seems like I'm running out of turmeric. What can I say? My love affair with curry recipes is too deep.
The owner, Clive Hutchens (a Kiwi), was honored in New Zealand as its 1988 Chef of the Year. From there he worked as a sous chef in London before moving to Berkeley where he founded CW Catering. It was there that Clive strove to make "the perfect New Zealander meat pie," which was a big success. To find a place to begin "serious production" of his pies, Clive found a home in the 125-year old Croll's building, and in 2004 The New Zealander was opened.
For dinner I had the Moussaka, a baked eggplant with spiced beef topped with Bechamel sauce. It was quite good and was $13.00. Hubby had lamb shanks slow cooker easy , he loves Lamb and I rarely make it at home. That was a reasonable $14.99 for a good size portion but he had to order sides as well. They offer Salmon and Shrimp as well as TIlapia. You can also go Italian they have a long list of Italian selections.I can't imagine going to a Greek restaurant for Italian food but there must be a demand for it or it wouldn't be on the menu. Still, it seemed odd.
The giant tiger prawn is the another name given to the black tiger shrimps. They are generally big and can be as long as long 36cm. The black tiger shrimps are named like this because of the black strips which surround the black tigerEUR(TM)s shell. The black tiger shrimps are mainly found in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Australia. They are also good for health and highly nutritious. People enjoy various recipes such as coconut shrimp lamb curry, tangled tiger shrimps and pineapple salads, jalapeno tiger prawns, lemon risotto with grilled tiger shrimps and many more.
Both Len and I only ate about half of our curries and hardly made a dent in the bread. It was really delicious and we knew that this hadn't come out of a packet.
On the way to the town of Golden, our next destination, we stopped to hike to Johnston Canyon, a worthwhile trek! The falls were splendid! The journey curried lamb took us less than an hour. It was a little crowded, even with the rain, but by the time we reached the falls, there were very few people around. On the road again, we encountered four majestically antlered elk! They know they are VIPs, and don't allow us people to hurry them along. They promenade along the road and graze gracefully by the roadside.
The food is traditional Indian food, and from the first mouthful, I was hooked on the food. It is not overly hot, or spicy, but you will need plenty of water with it. We were brought up in England, with Indian lamb steak, but if you are not used to the cuisine, then you may find it hot.
There are new names popping up on the east side as the community tries to revitalize the neighborhood. Some young guy should get out there, discover and promote the new barbecue stars of the future. It would be nice to see suburban faces coming into the city to support our neighborhood businesses surrounding the new Sprint Center. When you go into a BBQ joint you want to see black faces in the kitchen and in the dining room enjoying the food. The same goes for Hispanic and Chinese restaurants: stay away from places with pimple faced suburban white kids slinging food, corporate ownership and a bland crowd of suburban diners. Embrace tradition, ethnicity, community and diversity.