Posted in A Whole Lotta Spice!, Restaurant Hopping, The Flavors of Asia

The Indian Quick-Fix

Vegetable Samosas

Ever have one of those days when you’re craving for Indian food but don’t want to have to go through the hassle of choosing through a long litany of curries, masalas, biryanis, and whatnot?  When that particular craving hits, grab a couple samosas.

The two above are from The New Bombay Canteen‘s stall over at the Glorietta’s Food Choices.  Filled to the gills with potatoes and peas, they’re beautifully spiced with a mix of turmeric, cumin, and coriander seeds.  And, while they’re deep-fried, they aren’t greasy or soggy at all; the crust is wonderfully crisp.

Samosas at this particular establishment come with two sauces: the sweetly tangy tamarind and the fragrant, slightly bitter cilantro.  I suggest you dip your samosa in one, then the other before taking a bite.  The flavor dynamic is unbelievably good.

One last thing…

Strawberry Lassi
Strawberry Lassi

lassi – in this case, a strawberry lassi, is the best thing for washing down your sub-continental snack.  It’s non-negotiable, trust me.  🙂



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

2 thoughts on “The Indian Quick-Fix

  1. Oooooh I love New Bombay too! I frequent their small restaurant in HV Dela Costa St. My favorites are their Masala Dosa and the Paneer Tandoori… 🙂

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