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Don’t Miss the First Taiwanease Dinner Evening (3/17)

Postby ThreadKiller » Sat Mar 03, 2012 02:38

The 1st Taiwanease Dinner Evening

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I first tried the food at the Calcutta Indian Restaurant a few weeks ago and was sincerely impressed!!! :smile:

We – that is the effervescent Lili, charming jimipresley, and my own psychedelic self, stopped in there last night to eat more (the food is so damn good) and to chat to the owner.

We’re all set. Believe me, the food ROCKS! Moreover, I hope I’m not the only one who needs some time with my Taiwaneasian friends.

Where: Calcutta Indian Restaurant, no.126 KunMing Street, 1st Floor, XimenDing
(Across from ChengDu Road, beside the KFC; nearest MRT: Ximen; phone: 02-2389-3878)

When: 3/17 (Saturday) from 8 pm

Why: Nothing beats friends and good food!

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Don’t miss this one – it’s our FIRST and I’ll be there. All are welcome, but space is limited.

Taiwaneasians will be doing dinners every one or two months to sample cuisine around Taipei, and this will be our first. It's not a Happy Hour and it’s not a Curry Night (I’ll see you at those as well). But it is starting with really good curry and other delicious Indian food.

The owner’s setting aside tables for us during their busiest time of the week and stocking up on the BEER which we’ll be getting at a discount (NT$80 – Tiger, Corona, Heineken, etc.!)

If you let us know you are coming, your seat is assured. The food is great, the place is cozy, and everyone will want to sit next to me, so it’s best to RSVP here if you want a seat at 8. You could probably find place if you stop in a little later – around 9:30. And I’m sure nobody at Speakeasy will mind if some of us wander off after dinner to have a drink or two.

A review of the place: http://www.jaysuneatstaipei.com/calcutta-indian-food-restaurant-cafe-taipei.html

A review of the people going: None needed.

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Re: Don’t Miss the First Taiwanease Dinner Evening (3/17)

Postby Lili » Sat Mar 03, 2012 02:42

ThreadKiller wrote:A review of the people going: None needed.


Wise decision, indeed.
Mrs. jimipresley: You're scaring the girl!
jimipresley: Lili, you give the Taiwanese culture shock.
bismarck (aka Kal El): I woke up in a strange house next to a naked woman I'd never seen in my life, far from my scooter and I'd lost my house keys. At least I still had my underpants on.
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Re: Don’t Miss the First Taiwanease Dinner Evening (3/17)

Postby ThreadKiller » Sat Mar 03, 2012 02:44

Lili wrote:Wise decision, indeed.


:lol:
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Re: Don’t Miss the First Taiwanease Dinner Evening (3/17)

Postby Lili » Sat Mar 03, 2012 02:55

After tonight's rendevous, I think Threadkiller, jimipresley, and myself came to the conclusion that the mutton samosas with mint sauce, palak paneer with garlic naan bread, tikka/tandoori chicken, and butter sauce chicken were great dishes, complemented by a very nice strawberry lassi. Between 2 grown men *cough* and one starving American girl, we could only finish half of our dishes.

This night will be a great night to make a new friend(s) by sharing two or three dishes (plus lassi and naan) between you.
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Re: Don’t Miss the First Taiwanease Dinner Evening (3/17)

Postby MilkTeaJack » Sat Mar 03, 2012 07:46

I will be there. May I wear my traditional male Indian garb, the dhoti? Or does TK prefer my sari? However, it is essenital that aiyaya and powrninja also attend. Has anyone seen them? :eh:
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Re: Don’t Miss the First Taiwanease Dinner Evening (3/17)

Postby cfimages » Sat Mar 03, 2012 08:44

I'm in.

EDIT Should note that I think it'll be just me. Mrs cfi is supposed to be going to Nantou to visit one of her oldest friends that weekend.
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Re: Don’t Miss the First Taiwanease Dinner Evening (3/17)

Postby maoman » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:54

I shall be there with bells on. Just bells. :heybaby:
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Re: Don’t Miss the First Taiwanease Dinner Evening (3/17)

Postby sandman » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:27

Ooh! This one has my interest piqued. Can I put a "maybe" for me, Jojo and the brat? We have a school field trip to some kind of farm in Hsinchu during the day, but I have a sneaking suspicion that I'll be in desperate need of some discourse with real people after that...
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Re: Don’t Miss the First Taiwanease Dinner Evening (3/17)

Postby Yaode » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:56

Looks exciting! I don't know if I'd call Lili effervescent, but I do love me some Indian food :)
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Re: Don’t Miss the First Taiwanease Dinner Evening (3/17)

Postby ThreadKiller » Sat Mar 03, 2012 14:04

It's starting to sound like a party - bells for maoman and a sari for MTJ. Image

By the way, they have some pretty decent vegetarian fare.
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Re: Don’t Miss the First Taiwanease Dinner Evening (3/17)

Postby cfimages » Sat Mar 03, 2012 15:26

ThreadKiller wrote:It's starting to sound like a party - bells for maoman and a sari for MTJ. Image

By the way, they have some pretty decent vegetarian fare.


As a vegetarian I can certainly vouch for that. I've eaten there a couple of times and always been satisfied.
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Re: Don’t Miss the First Taiwanease Dinner Evening (3/17)

Postby zyzzx » Tue Mar 06, 2012 02:22

I will hopefully be in. I'll definitely be there if I'm in town, but there's a small chance that I'll be out in the field next week...
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Re: Don’t Miss the First Taiwanease Dinner Evening (3/17)

Postby petrichor » Tue Mar 06, 2012 06:35

Me, hubby and the young'un will be coming, though we'll probably beat a hasty retreat once jimipresley's got a few in him (just kidding :heart: ), so if anyone's coming later they could have our seats.
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Re: Don’t Miss the First Taiwanease Dinner Evening (3/17)

Postby Bu Lai En » Tue Mar 06, 2012 22:14

What's the sharing policy likely to be.

For me Indian sucks if you can't share at least 3 or 4 dishes. But I'm vegetarian, so it cuts down the sharing potential somewhat.

Also, what are the prices like?
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Re: Don’t Miss the First Taiwanease Dinner Evening (3/17)

Postby ThreadKiller » Tue Mar 06, 2012 22:51

Bu Lai En wrote:What's the sharing policy likely to be.

For me Indian sucks if you can't share at least 3 or 4 dishes. But I'm vegetarian, so it cuts down the sharing potential somewhat.

Also, what are the prices like?


I would certainly recommend sharing. The dishes are quite filling, so if you want to sample a few things, it's the only way to go. I'm certainly up for sampling some of the vegetarian fare.

When we ate there, JP and Lili and I ordered 3 dishes and each had a drink. I ordered another dish take away. There was still some of the 3 dishes left for a doggie bag. This came to under 2 000. (So 4 fulfilling dishes and 3 drinks for that amount.)
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