Thursday, August 12, 2010
Takeout From House of India
I need to think about updating last year's post about the best takeout in Howard County. An Loi's takeout pho is our "feel better" variation on the classic takeout soup. But I haven't been back to many of those places recently.
Our current hit has been House of India in Columbia. The curries are delicious, and they travel perfectly well. We had chana masala and a kashmiri chicken that goes more sweet with pineapple and raisins than hot peppers. House of India packages them up with extra case. The curries were piping when I got home, and they came with enough rice that we'll eat dinner tonight from the same packages.
Our favorite bhel puri didn't seem as crisp as in the restaurant. I might recommend samosas if you want an appetizer. But the mango lassi travels fine, and the host gave me pappadum -- the crisp spicy cracker-like appetizer that start a meal at House of India. We got the two starter sauces as well, one spicy and one sweet. They're fresh flavors, the type of clear, zesty food that makes me gorge and that makes House of India one of my 2009 best restaurants of Howard County.
If I rewrite the list of best takeout, what should I consider? We did Bon Fresco a few weeks ago. We were thinking about Cuban sandwiches from Cuba de Ayer. Where do you takeout?