Best Meal Ever Week: Lamb Vindaloo in Middle Earth

Michael Siegel

Michael Siegel is an astronomer living in Pennsylvania. He blogs at his own site, and has written a novel.

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  1. George Turner says:

    Well where was your hotel in Christchurch? There’s only about 20 Indian restaurants there, according to Google maps. It should be pretty easy to find.Report

    • James K in reply to George Turner says:

      A lot of hotels and restaurants closed in 2012 due tot he earthquake, so it may no longer be in business.Report

      • George Turner in reply to James K says:

        Maybe, but a good Indian chef doesn’t just disappear, I wouldn’t think. If he can give us an idea of the hotel or restaurant’s general area, we can see if he recognizes the likely candidates from pictures in Trip Advisor or Google street view. If it’s closed now, we still might be able to track down the chef at home, make them cook some vindaloo, and Air Express it to Michael. Or perhaps he could pick up Bombay Kitchen lamb vindaloo at the frozen food section of Kroger’s or Walmart and pretend we’d shipped it from New Zealand.

        Interesting fact: Google maps shows more Indian restaurants in Christchurch (20) than in Mumbai, India (19), so Christchurch has 50 times more Indian restaurants per capita than Mumbai. Google Maps also tells me that my city has more Mexican restaurants than Mexico city, which hardly has any, which is similar to the way San Diego has tons of Mexican restaurants while neighboring Tijuana doesn’t have a single one.Report