Took the bus into Little India for dinner. Had no idea what to expect other than what the travel books mention which is the place is overpowering with colors, scents, and sounds. We got off the bus one stop passed where we should have so walked around a very sterile and quiet hospital and university campus area for awhile until we got where we wanted to be.
Cross one street and turn a corner and BAM right in the middle of Little India. Wow what a huge change in just one short block! Stores and stores filled with flowers strung on ropes, colorful garments, odd fruits and vegetables everywhere. One shop just seems to blend into the next, the sidewalks go in and out of shops without any differentiation. It's like the stores are inside out in some way.
We stopped to eat at, what else, an Indian restaurant. We ordered a number of things and got a metal platter each with rice and three different bowls of sauces with a few bits of vegetables in them. I thought we ordered butter chicken but our waiter must have thought otherwise.
These sauces with rice were very very good and the garlic naan that finally came was hot and tasty. It was a good meal but definitely different than any other Indian meal we've had.