Taste of China – Review (Awesome) – (See Updates)

We tried Taste of China near ACAC in Albemarle Square a few weeks back and really loved the food. We made a second trip this weekend and the food was awesome again. I ate the Tofu Casserole Sichuan Spicy (left) and Parchayi ate the Spicy Scallions and Chili hotpot (or something like that, right). Both…

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New Indian Store

Charlottesville now has a new Indian store on Westfield Rd. near the Comcast office called Taste of India. We’ve been to the new store twice and as compared to Indian Bazaar on Rio, the store is more neatly organized. There are more Frozen options and most of the basics are the same. The store owner…

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Tara Thai Charlottesville Review

We tried the new Tara Thai at Barracks Rd this weekend and were completely disappointed with the food. The soup we ordered was lukewarm (not even close to hot). When we complained, they heated it up for us in a microwave for a few minutes. After that it was ok and decent tasting. The food…

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Gelatin in Yogurt! Why? + Yogurts Without Gelatin

Update (2/6/2016): Now I’ve switched to eating mostly Siggi’s Skyr (Icelandic yogurt) or if not available, then plain Greek Yogurt with either Parchayi’s homemade jam or Trader Joe’s reduced sugar (these just have less sugar, no substitutes) preserves. Update (8/26/14): Now I’ve switched to mostly eating Greek Yogurt, which doesn’t contain gelatin and is a lot…

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Masala Wok – Herndon, VA

Parchayi and me were both excited to hear that Masala Wok, an Indian Chinese chain opened up in Herndon. We’ve been missing Indian Chinese food anywhere close by and last weekend while we visited a friend in Northern VA, we paid a visit to Masala Wok. I ordered the Masala Wok Spicy (description – Paneer…

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The Best Indian Food in Charlottesville

Indian restaurant owners in cville, if you are not prepared for some embarrassment, stop reading. Just to be fair, All this applies only to the buffet’s at Indian restaurants. I’ve not tried ordering off the menu at any and don’t plan to unless I get some nice coupons. Let me start with some history. Of…

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Sabra Hummus and Regenie Pita Chips

For several years now, we’ve been addicted to Sabra Hummus. Our favorite is the Supremely Spicy but all the others are great too. No other Hummus even comes close. Over the last few months other brands have also started making their own creamy style hummus but none of these come close to the Sabra either….

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Good things not so bad for you!

Recently I noticed some interesting flavored chips from Archer Farms (Target in-house brand) at Target. From a distance I saw ‘Jamican Jerk’, ‘Curry’ and ‘Schezwan BBQ’ only to go closer and find that they are baked. I decided to give them a shot anyway and I can say that the Jamican and the Curry are…

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