Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Top Ten Dishes of 2007: #6

Posted By on Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 11:05 AM

gutcheck.jpg

This week I'm counting down my ten favorite dishes of 2007 -- and the absolute worst thing I ate all year.

#6. Nihari at Indian Food

Nihari doesn't look extraordinary. A dark stew, chopped cilantro scattered across its surface, chunks of beef shank bobbing ever so gently. First there's an explosion of lime, cilantro and -- more than anything else -- ginger. A breathtakingly sharp combination of flavors. Then the beef, a tough cut stewed tender, full of savor, with the buttery note of ghee. Then, on the finish, a hint of toasted cumin and cardamom that lingers just long enough to spice the next burst of ginger, lime and cilantro.

-- from "Naan Better" (May 24, 2007)

Indian Food 8629 Olive Boulevard, University City 314-991-9999

-Ian Froeb

Tags: ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 16, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation