2108 Emmorton Rd, Bel Air, MD
I've enjoyed Indian food for the use of many varieties of spices not found in most American food. That's why I think Indian food is so unique.
Even the vegetarian food is spiced correctly different from the American spices used to flavor a dish.
I've been to Sizzling Bombay on numerous occasions because I'm just in the mood for something different and I found this place has what it takes.
I started off with an appetizer. They offer a fried dumpling filled with curry mash potatoes and peas and deep fried. So crunchy and so tasty. A change from Asian pan fried dumplings or Asian egg rolls.
They brought out this very thin crispy cracker with 3 dipping condiments, one is a tamarind sauce (sweet & sour), a onion type chutney (slightly spicy, sweet and oniony) and a mint sauce. Perfect together.
I had to order Naan, its a bread like no other, made fresh with fresh garlic permeating the entire naan. Goes well in dipping into your entree sauce or just eating it plain.
The I ordered a Palek Paneer which is an interesting dish made of ground spinach. and cubes of cottage cheese. Slightly spicy but definitely creamy in texture.
and finally Lamb Korma, nice pieces of tender lamb in a creamy nut sauce with a slight hint of raisins, Oh so delicious and the meal came with Basmatic rice.
There was nothing wrong with the meal. The atmosphere was relaxed and comforting. I really enjoyed myself for a delicious Indian meal.
I do encourage you to try the place. The servers were plesant and friendly and definitely accomodating.
On a scale of 1-5 with 5 being excellent, I give Sizzling Bombay a 100.. It's that good thru and thru.
Note, you might have to develop an acquired taste to the curry. It takes awhile but if you like a taste challenge then this is a place for you and your family.
By Chef Woo Can