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Al-door Indian restaurant BR: first visi


New Indian restaurant near Coursey and Jones Creek (old Pizza Hut). Caught the buffet Sunday...wanted to try a variety of dishes. Everything was excellent. Some really tasty chicken, lamb and goat dishes. Perfectly spiced with reasonable heat level. Family run and everyone was very friendly. Only problem was the AC was not working...still working out the bugs. Can't wait to return and start plowing through the 100-item menu.






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100-item menu.








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Brinner
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Sounds...not as good as bay leaf





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Can't wait to return and start plowing through the 100-item menu.


Translation - lots of frozen stuff.






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Powerman
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Most Indian places have a lot of frozen stuff

And that's actually a good thing believe it or not






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I love Indian food, but goddamn I think we have enough places in that part of town now.






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Powerman
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Well that's where all the BR Indian's live. Not surprising that there would be a saturation in that area and a drought everywhere else (other than India's on Essen which isn't that far anyway)





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urinetrouble
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I know, just wish another one would open closer to my work.

That is now four Indian restaurants in the Sherwood/Coursey area.






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Powerman
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There isn't an Indian food restaurant within 2 hours of me. You know how much I love Indian food. No sympathy!





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urinetrouble
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Yea I'll shut up now.







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Powerman
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The Thai and Vietnamese food here blows BR out the water by a country mile though





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I'm not really interested in going to another Indian place other than curry n kabab. The food is delicious there and the staff is super friendly.





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Houston has a legit Little India part of town. I went to a restaurant the other weekend and couldn't even read the menu! Made for some interesting choices.







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100-item menu.


They team up with Sonic?






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islandtiger
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Frozen or not, subsidiary of Sonic or not, I was quite pleased with the results. I have not been to curry-and-kabobs, but this place is my ne favorite in town. Reminds me of the old Indian place near the perkins overpass.

As for the menu, I am looking at it now: 14 appetizers, 11 chicken dishes, 9 lamb, 7 goat, 11 vegetarian, 9 rice, 11 tandori (meat and fish), 9 breads, 6 seafood, 2 soups, 2 salads, 5 deserts...I guess that is only 96, unless you count the 9 beverage options!






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Prices compared to Bay Leaf?





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How much was the buffet?





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Powerman
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As for the menu, I am looking at it now: 14 appetizers, 11 chicken dishes, 9 lamb, 7 goat, 11 vegetarian, 9 rice, 11 tandori (meat and fish), 9 breads, 6 seafood, 2 soups, 2 salads, 5 deserts...I guess that is only 96, unless you count the 9 beverage options!


Really that isn't that big of a deal no matter what side of the fence you're on (whether you think 100 items are just too much or if you think that it's too much to produce good quality)

The main sticking point with European style Indian (which is essentially what is in American Indian places) is the sauces are very labor intensive to make. It's like a gumbo in a sense to make a curry base. It's a time consuming process to do it right. You need a good vegetable base and a stock to work with. When you order gumbo at a restaurant they aren't making it to order and for good reason. Everyone that knows anything about gumbo understands that and expects to get reheated food. It isn't much different when it comes to complex curries. And similar to a Thai restaurant, most Indian places basically say pick your meat or vegetable that you want this sauce to go with.

Someting like butter chicken or chicken korma or chicken tikka masala simply can not be made to order. You have to make the sauce and then serve it with whatever meat your clients ask for. It isn't practical or even possible to make that shite to order.






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islandtiger
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Buffet plus beverage approx $10





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urinetrouble
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Does anyone have an exact address of this place? I'd like to try it out tonight, but can't find any information online.

ETA: Nevermind, looks like the actual name is Al-noor.




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