Thrill your tongue with the tantalizing tastes of India with today's aromatic Groupon: $9 gets you $18 worth of Indian cuisine at Tun-du-ree, the food-trailer-turned-sit-down-restaurant of tandoor-cooked flavorificness. Tun-du-ree follows the Ayurvedic traditions of balancing herbs, vegetables, and meats in healthy and delicious combinations, creating a flavor harmony that will send your tongue into complex yogic poses.
Before you relent to the exorbitant cost of having your taste buds removed and flown to India, take a look at the Tun-du-ree menu for delights of the sub-continent at a much more reasonable price. For starters, order a plate of spinach-and-cheese or potato-and-peas samosas for $4.99 or tasty little lentil flour papadums (chips with yogurt and mint dipping sauces) for $1.99.
For a main dish, try the succulent tunduree chicken (marinated in spices and yogurt for more than 15 hours) or the chicken biriyani with basmati rice and cottage cheese sauce for $7.99. Vegetarians rejoice in a hot, tangy bowl of channa masala (chickpeas in masala sauce with basmati rice) or delicious dhal curry (yellow lentils and spices) for $6.99. Meat curries abound too; try chicken korma with cashews and cardamoms or chicken tikka masala with yogurt and basmati rice for $6.99, or sink your teeth into spicy lamb vindaloo curry with potatoes for $7.99.
These delicious, healthful treats come out at the price of fast food, but instead of getting a factory-painted plastic clown with your meal, you get the flavor, tasty ingredients, and an authentic experience. Tun-du-ree is located on West Kennedy, a few blocks west of North Boulevard, and serves up delicious traditional fare Mondays through Saturdays.
Tun-du-ree gets a 79% approval rating on Urbanspoon:
- Before you comment any thing else on this place [sic], try their Lamb curry...... OMG it was absolutely fabulous. – fooddiejohn
- Customer friendly guy serving spicilicous food. Chikken tikka is my favorite. – Joe wu
- Here is an establishment which has maintained its consistency and quality and given a new meanig [sic] to freshness. I know for a fact that they cook their basmati rice every few minutes in small batches so that every customer is served fresh steaming rice. – rags
Dishes such as those served at Tun-Du-Ree are so great that people will commit to learning a whole new vocabulary just so they can order them. An even more familiar example can be found at the Buckstops Coffee Chain, the ubiquitous coffee franchise that exploded during the ’90s to become the universal temple to caffeineation gratification. Here are a few phrases you might have picked up while ordering your favorite Buckstops beverage, and what they actually mean:
Order: “Hi, I’d like a venti non-fat, no foam, no water, six-pump extra hot chai tea latte, and make it quick.”
Translation: Just because I’m changing a diaper while I place this order doesn’t mean I won’t punch you in the brain if you get it wrong.
Order: “Could I please have a grande coffee in a venti cup, with two pumps of hazelnut, two pumps vanilla, two “Sugar in the Raw,” four “Sweet and Lows,” extra whip, small cup of whip on the side, and a caramel lattice pattern that looks like a spider-web?”
Translation: My parents didn’t let me have Halloween candy.
Order: “Hi, I’d like a 16-ounce black coffee.”
Translation: My aggressive refusal to engage you civilly in your environment signifies my individuality. I am an immoveable object standing alone against the tidal wave of corporate hegemony. In my head I look kind of like Mad Max, except holding a briefcase, and Katherine Hoffer from fifth grade is there and she finally sees that I’m different from the other guys on the inside. Together we ride through a post-apocalyptic landscape, and you and your coffee empire are naught but dust and bone…Man, this is really bitter, could you put some ice cream in it or something?
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