It’s been a while since I last posted something. Recently a lot of things changed in my life. I became an expat with my husband after living 11 years in the Netherlands. This time the destination is more Southern Europe Munich, Germany.
It’s an exciting move which brings a lot of new adventures with it. So far I have been in Germany for 3 weeks now, and what an experience. This time of year Munich is beautiful with the Christmas markets and glistering decorations. Everybody seems to be in a good mood and as they shop away, eat their bretzeln and drink their glühwein they greet each other in the Bavarian way of Grüß Gott.
Munich is more than just Oktoberfest as it’s known by most. It’s a city with rich history, beautiful gardens, famous art, great architecture and home of a lot of expats since it’s one of the most important cities of business for Germany. I hope to give you all a bit of inside information on the city, Bavarian food, how it is to live here as an expat, the day to day things and a different view on the city Munich, in the Bavarian region.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Indian food, the herbs, spices and different aroma’s always make me feel happy and warm inside. My relationship with Indian food go while back as I grew up in South Africa, which have a big Indian community in Durban which had the best curries in town. Also in the big supermarkets like Pick & Pay they had a samoussa stall. As we were doing monthly groceries shopping at Pick & Pay (like a tesco’s) I always begged to stop after at the Indian samoussa stall to get some fresh Indian delicacies.
Once moved to Europe I could only find that kind of food in the UK, London brick lane with the best curries and Indian snacks. In the Netherlands I’m still searching for the perfect location/restaurant that offers good quality Indian food. Most Indian restaurants I find once you order a meal it is so quickly served that it makes you wonder if it is really fresh. Covered in sauce but thinking abiryani that normally takes a few hours can be served in 15 minutes or even worse a lambcurry served in 10 minutes?
I finally managed to find a good, proper Indian restaurant in Haarlem close to the grote markt which take atleast 45minuts to serve a main course. As a starter they have samousas, fried cheeses, papadums with chutney, spicy pepers and raita (cucumber with yogurt mix). My favorite Indian meals are the lambcurry, lamb rojas or a vegetable biryani my husband always order a chicken curry.
Score out of 10 for the restaurant
Price & Quality
Would I recommend it
Yes I would surely recommend this. The restaurant has a modern look and feel. The service is great the only thing to mention would be that the price & quality level is ok but not great. The prices are conform to the specialty restaurants in Haarlem but more expensive than other Indian restaurants. Average price for a curry 18 euro’s. It’s a restaurant I will only try on special occasions.
It’s Apple and Pear season to celebrate it I made an apple & pear crumble recipe for you guys. It’s an ideal recipe to warm up in the cold days to come. The ginger and orange juice/zest in the recipe gives it a different dimension. Try the recipe and let me know your thoughts:)