Friday, June 17, 2016
India Trip Round Up
at 1:30 PM
There's also a diversity in India that you just don't find in average Indian restaurants. We only traveled in the northern part of India, a small fraction of the country, yet we tasted so much variety in the food. In some cases it was drastic, like the Tibetan influence in McLeod Ganj, or subtle differences, like the variations of butter chicken we sampled.
The big disappointment on this trip came from the western food. I often enjoy sampling chain restaurants in foreign countries to see how they change up things for their own taste. We tried 4 different fast food places, and all but one was pretty gross. KFC, McDonalds, and Pizza Hut, all didn't agree with my North American sensibilities at all. Maybe the changes were too much, but I didn't like them. The only chain that worked for me was Subway, and when we ordered we avoided any fresh vegetables (because it's a developing country). If you're going to get fast food in India, go local. Visit a Dahba or any street food vendor for some great local flavour. As I said above, you do have to make sure that everything's cooked, and even then you're taking a bit of a risk. But when the risk pays off in India, it pays off so well that's it's worth a few bad nights on the porcelain throne.