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Friday
Aug052005

Shalimar (on Polk)

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One night before I left for France, I got hungry at about 10:45. Stuff was closing and I wanted something quick to eat. Paul thought Darbar on Polk migh still be open, and I'd been wanting to try it so we stopped by. Unforunately, they had just closed so I barely missed it. Luckily for me, Shalimar has an outpost on Polk directly across the street, and they were still open for another 10 minutes! I eagerly went in for a bite.

murghi korma shahi - "the king of curries," chicken flavored with saffron and gently simmered in a blend of yogurt and selected spices - $5.95 Now this curry may not look like much, but believe me it was delicious. The chicken was tender and the curry had a hearty, complex flavor. I just wish there was more!

naan - $1 Even just 5 minutes before closing time, I was able to get a fresh, hot naan, crackly on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Delicious! I guess the Shalimar vs. Darbar vs. Naan'n'Curry vs. whatever wars will go on for a long time to come. The way I see it, we have plenty of good quick Indian/Pakistani options in the area. It's a big eating week for me - I'm going to French Laundry for lunch today. With some amazing French meals still fresh in my memory, I'll be able to see how FL stacks up. :) One more SF post coming up, then the France reports begin.

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