Indian food en Food: Asian Market <p></p><p>I love Asian grocery stores. All of those mysterious, oddly named ingredients-- stinky tofu, anyone? Anyone?-- the smell of rice and soy and dried mushrooms. I visit Asian Market on Central, near Hydraulic, often, because it is close to both the restaurant and home. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Tanya Tandoc 9203 at Food: Asian Market Passage to India <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">If you want spicy, complex, and savory cuisine, Indian food will fit the bill perfectly. It can be chili-hot or creamy and mild, meaty or completely vegan, and diverse enough for even the most jaded palate to enjoy. I love the diversity of Indian cuisine, from spice-coated tandoori oven chicken to crispy fried samosas. One can spend a lifetime discovering its nuances.</p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Tanya Tandoc 1270 at Kababs <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">I have heard many Midwestern people complain that they don&rsquo;t like the taste of curry, and therefore will not eat Indian food at all. I can relate to that, but I just find curry powder pretty boring. Curry powder itself isn&rsquo;t Indian. It is an invention of the British that was made to export during their colonial occupation of India. It is a blend of coriander, turmeric, cumin, fenugreek, celery seed, and other spices. Fri, 12 Aug 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Tanya Tandoc 1246 at