Saagar in Gaithersburg, Maryland: An Ocean of Authentic Indian Flavor
edited: Sunday, April 18, 2010
By Anthony Beal
Rated "G" by the Author.
Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010
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A review of Saagar Indian Cuisine in Gaithersburg, Maryland by a native New Yorker who knows from Indian food.
...My first taste of Indian cuisine happened over fifteen years ago in New York City, at a restaurant called Maurya. In its sunken dining space stuffy with summer humidity and no larger than my parents' living room, I first experienced levels of fire and spice that would forever expand my view of food and how it should be eaten. It is against the tastes I enjoyed that August afternoon on Manhattan's lower East side that I have since measured every other experience with regard to Indian restaurants. Until recently, most post-Maurya establishments that I've visited have served me fare that, while adequate in flavor and presentation, placed a distant second to what I first enjoyed all those years ago. More than a decade later, I am relieved to have at last found a place whose food is comparable in its power to delight me as that first tasting did. As Maryland Indian restaurants go, Saagar Indian Cuisine is superior to most, and equal to any for miles around...