Friday, April 3, 2009

Veg Out: Bombay Express

See that orange in there? Meet paneer.

I headed back to Bombay, the lower quality and fast-foodier alternative to Minar Palace. Why would I do such a thing? The good fight between curiosity and common sense found me inspecting the paneer tikka panini. I absolutely had to try it.

Now, I should have had one bite, captured my blog thoughts, and disposed of the naan-wich right away. Not that it wasn't good, because it was. There just weren't enough redeeming qualities to justify this bastardization of Indian and Italian cuisine.

Slabs of orange paneer tikka are arranged next to thin slices of cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and onion. The whole thing is covered with a mildly spiced cream sauce that drips out of the flatbread, which isn't grilled enough. I demand major grill marks.

Considering that this is a $3.5 sandwich, it might be protected from my scrutiny on value alone. It's Indian grilled cheese. As long as you accept that, you'll be fine. It at least got me thinking about paneer burritos.

Bombay Express, 122 S. 12th St.

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