When visiting Bavaria (Legoland, to be precise) my wife and I had a craving for Indian food. Since there was nothing we could find in Gunzberg, we travelled to Ulm to the Himalaya Indian restaurant.'Tis a pity that we did. Firstly, and this is no fault of the restaurant, there is parking nearby, but only for a maximum of one hour (1.8 Euro), so if you intend a lengthy meal, be ready with your Euro small change and the willingness to leave your family/friends every 55 minutes, although having tasted the food, 55 minutes is more than enough.
We were there at lunchtime on a weekday, There were two waiters on duty, one who was reasonably friendly, and one who was downright surly. We ordered and after quite some time, and a trip to the parking meter, the popadams arrived. These had been taken out of the packet and burnt in a pan, no oil, just burnt and served up. The children had the so called kid's meal which was spicy (we specifically asked for no spices) chicken pakora and chips. The chips were the best part of the entire meal. By the time the rest of the meal appeared we were starving so were very distressed to discover that the Aloo Gobhi (potatoes and cauliflower) had miraculously become Daal Aloo (lentils and potatoes), or rather Daal Aloo and lots of salt. The Chicken Korma was also liberally dosed with salt and the rice was stone cold. The final kick in the crutch was the bill. A staggering 40 Euro.
We might have had the bad luck to have been there on a bad day when the chef was feeling particularly anti-customer, but both my wife and I had the distinct feeling that we were being fobbed off with third rate quality Indian food because, being foreign "we wouldn't know any better".
If you get a craving for Indian food in this part of Germany, better to travel 100km to Stuttgart then waste you money, time and taste buds here.
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