Restaurant Review: Cross Culture, Princeton NJ

Cross Culture, Fine Indian Cuisine
Cross Culture, Fine Indian Cuisine

 

Last Saturday Irm and I decided to pay a visit to a new Indian restaurant in town, Cross Culture. The place opened more than 6 months ago, but only now we got to know about it (hmm, bad marketing I guess).

Let me jump to the food:

For appetizers we ordered some vegetables samosas, which were very good but lacked some more vegetables in them (lots of potatoes, not as much peas). We really liked the two sauces that came with it, Imli and mint chutney, both were absolutely delicious.

For our main meal we ordered the Lamb Biriani and a dish called Lamb Karahi. The biriani was very good, with extra large pieces of lamb mixed in it. We actually enjoyed this dish very much, and I must admit the quantity was enough to feed two people.

The Karahi was okay, too oily to my taste. I think it could have been a much better dish had they not used too much oil in it. Other than that it was very good. Just like with the biriani, the dish was enough to feed two people. Very generous portions.

In addition to the lamb Karahi and the Biriani, we also ordered some Naan. We found the Naan to be a bit dry, but maybe because this place does not use butter on its naans. I personally like it without butter, so I did not really mind. If you want your naan to be buttered, make sure to mention it when you place your order.

For desserts we ordered some Gulab Jamun, which is a dough rolled into a ball together with some flour and then deep fried. It is then put into in a sugar syrup flavored with cardamom seeds and rosewater, kewra or saffron. It was very good. Highly recommended if you go there.

All in all, I think the place has a potential to be become a leading Indian restaurant in this town. I have a few more dishes to try before I finalize my conclusion, but I definitely recommend it.

 

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