This week, the kids and I did a bit of learning about the Indian culture to prepare them to what would be a very different experience from eating at an ordinary restaurant. We located India on the map, learned a bit about the people there and about their culture. It was our hopes that by getting the kids interested in the actual culture, maybe they would be more open to trying new foods associated with it.
The waitress, a very nice Indian woman, came and took our orders. We had decided ahead of time that we would order a few different items to allow everyone to try various things, at various degrees of spiciness. Charles ordered mango chicken (Indian Hot), I ordered a mixed Tandoori with beef, chicken and lamb (Indian Hot), Alyssa ordered a Lamb curry (mild) and the kids both ordered chicken korma (a dish of chicken, raisins, and almonds in a mild sauce). We also ordered vegetable samosas as well as garlic and spicy naan breads to accompany our meal. Charles and I had the chai tea with our meal but all three kids opted for soft drinks (although they did try the tea).
The meal turned out to be a complete hit with everyone as everyone tried a bit of everything, The kids decided that the mango chicken was a bit too hot for them (although, Alyssa enjoyed the taste of it and said she would order it next time - just not Indian hot). Everyone enjoyed the Tandoori and the samosas and the kids really enjoyed their Korma.
|The kids had just gotten their food|