I wanted to take my new camera out and dine-in in Curry Hill (late 20’s of Lexington Ave). There’s a few places that are low-lit and would be great to try out some shots. I was thinking of Kabab House’s unlimited kabab special in their dark dining room. But like several other places on the strip, it’s closed for renovations or a for new upcoming Indian restaurant …including Tamil Nadu Bhavan (Dosa Hut) where I’ve had one of my favorite lunches, which is now all boarded up.

I ended up at Curry Express, which I believe has also gone through it’s own outside renovations. I remember passing this place and thinking it used to be just Indian sweets, but on the contrary as I stepped in for the first time. Steamed trays of Indian food and a flat screen playing an awesome 60’s Bollywood film, where there was a 60 year-old tranny in a choreographed dance/fight scene and the guys were swinging at each other with colored¬†handkerchiefs. It reminded me of the old Batman TV show.

I got the curry goat with two veggies (saag & mixed vegetables) $7. It came with a small salad and bowl of cool white sauce. Pretty good, although I’m starting to think all these places taste about the same.

I’m pretty happy with my new camera. The food pic below has no Photoshop re-touching (which I usually do to all my photos). I have a feeling my camera let me enjoy my meal more. Perhaps the Bollywood movie helped too.

[update on the camera: The new Canon S90 is a tad bigger than my old SD1100 IS. And with the selectable ring around the lens, it gets a little tight in the back pocket of my skinny jeans. I’m afraid to sit on it. I used to sit on my old one all the time …and slide on the floor during karaoke. but maybe that’s why some of the buttons don’t work anymore.]

Curry Express – 130 E 29th St (btw 3rd & Lexington Ave) New York 10016
01 Curry Express Inidan Restaurant & Sweets02 Curry Goat Saag & Mixed Vegetables - Curry Express

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