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Cardamom Hill Summer Hours Soon | The Third Space in Full Progress

In Awesome People, Chefs, Restaurants on April 25, 2013 at 4:42 pm
Cardamom Hill's Kerala Fried Chicken

Cardamom Hill’s Kerala Fried Chicken

Cardamom Hill has all the natural beauty of fresh Indian foods with the atmospheric sensibilities of the grand hotel restaurants in India with American restaurant business savviness.  The Cardamom crew will be changing to summer hours soon to focus on their great new chef testing, educational and event facility, The Third Space, which I hope to write more about and post interior layout plans and construction progress later.

Original Link: https://twitter.com/CardamomHill/status/327163046327906304/photo/1

I first tried Chef Asha’s fried chicken at last year’s Fried Chicken Festival. It took me back to India and reminded me of a fried chicken recipe that some of my family members have perfected and serve for lunch. Warm spices marinate throughout the chicken, tenderizing it, and you get a nicely spiced crunch as you bite into the chicken, not a mouthful of battered bland breading, like some cooks prepare their chicken (over-battering is not my fave).

If you’ve only tried Southern fried chicken, I’ve gotta say that there’s a whole world of fried chicken to try and enjoy. I may go on a quest within metro Atlanta to find all the different versions of fried chicken that the world has to offer. ‘Kentucky’ may get a run for its money with Kerala, Kolkata and Korean Fried Chicken.

As an Indian chick, I’m a big fan of Asha. I’d like to see more types of Indian cuisine come to the forefront of dining culture – where the real spirit of Indian cooking is showcased, instead of buried in cost-cutting measures, as is the case with a lot of Indian restaurants: few pieces of veggies or meats swimming in a sea of greasy sauce, bad customer service, and unappealing eating areas.

Asha Gomez truly gets the opportunity of bringing Indian culture to the dining table and adds the personal and beautiful touches that grandmothers and other beloved family members have done for generations when feeding their loved ones.

Try the Kerala Fried Chicken, of course – but venture into Asha’s stuffed eggplant dish, the variety of croquettes, and for something different, try the seasonal roasted fish, prepared in a particularly wonderful Indian method of wrapping the fish in banana leaves for maximum flavor and juiciness. Full menu for Cardamom Hill is available on the website: http://cardamomhill.net/ ; check Cardamom Hill’s social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr to get specially-created dishes of the day.

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