*DISCLAIMER - If are thinking about not reading this because it involves a type of food that you are unfamiliar with, I urge you to keep reading.*
Since I have not been able to drive around much lately, I figured I would write a bit about another hidden hot spot downtown. Located near The Cheese Shoppe (see last post), down a set of stairs on Calder Way, is an excellent Indian food restaurant. I know this makes some people say, "Ewww, Indian food", especially the people who have never given it a try.
I tried Indian cuisine last year, while studying abroad in Ireland, and fell in love. Unfortunately, it can get expensive, and as a college student trying to be as thrifty as possible in a foreign country, I had to limit myself.
While abroad, I was also told that Chicken Tikka Masala is the national dish of England. Don't quote me, but London served it nearly everywhere. Most people would think the national dish is fish and chips. So, with that being said, take all stereotypes out of your head and give Indian food a try. People all over the world like it, afterall.
|Chicken Tikka Masala|
Back to India Pavilion, the staff is very friendly and tends to the customers needs. The prices are not as steep as I saw abroad. My dinner cost about $12.00. I hear there is an $8 lunch buffet, too, which would be a great inexpensive way to try different authentic dishes.
And if my blog hasn't convinced you to try this place yet - it is BYOB! So if nothing else, try some naan and beer.
Rating: 5/5 (A delicious and enjoyable experience)
222 East Calder Way
State College, PA 16801
For their full menu and more details check out their website: