September 25th marks my 31st birthday, so to celebrate, a few friends took me out to dinner at Delhi Club, a local Indian restaurant I'd been wanting to try out for a few years.
The dinner was worth the wait. The top photo was my friend Jason's sizzling dish of tandoori lamb, chicken, shrimp, and salmon.
I think it looks even tastier in the photo (the restaurant was dimly lit)!
As for myself, I love curry chicken, and there were plenty of options to choose from on the menu.
I went with malabar curry, which was coconut-based with crushed red pepper and curry leaves. It was rich and delicious, with just the right spicy kick!
Lastly, as seen below, we ordered up a variety of naan (bread).
To wash it all down, I had a couple of authentic, Indian Kingfish beers. Apparently they're the “Budweiser” of India.
Sometimes beer is just beer, and I can't really tell the subtle difference between them, regardless of their country of origin. T
he only beers that disagree with me are the ones with super high (like 10+ percent) alcohol contents.
After dinner, I went to my friend Mark's place and promptly lost $20 in a poker game. I'm not much of a gambler – I always expect to lose, though I did win one hand with a full house.
Special thanks to my friend Phil, who gave me a birthday gift in the form of a donation for my backpacking trip.