Monday, June 30, 2008

The Last Word in Fusion Cuisine

View of the Spiti Valley
I have to share with all you foodies on this blog a unique dish I tasted on a recent trip through Lahaul and Spiti, which I thought was a complete breakthrough in innovation. The only other tourists we saw on that route at this time of the year were Gujaratis from Bombay. Which meant that they were shakahari and that too Jain, sans onion and garlic. At one of the places we stopped for the night, dinner we found much to our excitement, was Chinese. There were just us and a Gujarati family for dinner. Amidst the veg fried rice, veg noodles, ubiquitous chilli paneer, what do I find? Gatte Manchurian! Who among you has had something that beats this?