Ganesh Indian Restaurant
97, ReHe Rd, Sec 2, Beitun Dist.
moved to: 39, SongZhu 5th Rd, Beitun Dist.
Hours: 11:30 am-2:30 pm, 5-9 pm (closed 2nd, 4th Mondays of the month)
Credit cards not accepted.
No service charge.
Ganesh owner Kongba Tenam, who was born in Tibet and grew up in India, is a shy, but humorous and very warm-hearted person. His fluent, thickly-accented Chinese and Taiwanese is evidence of his full integration into local society. The restaurant's specialty is common southern Indian dishes. Most of these are curry and the owner sometimes adds some Tibetan spices--a fusion that resembles his own Tibetan-Indian background. India Fried Rice starts from NT$80 and entrees for the reasonably-priced Indian sets (NT$150-220) include Spinach Cheese Curry, Eggplant Curry and Tomato Curry. Non-vegetable curry options include beef, mutton, pork, chicken or fish. These sets also include rice, naan bread, a side dish, yogurt and an Indian milk tea or lentil soup. Beef Momo (NT$120/10 dumplings) a is Tibetan dumpling made with beef, onions, Tibetan spices and handmade dough. Shaballe (NT$120) has a very unique and tasty flavor, but diners have to call to reserve this dish in advance. --By Niang Chen, translated by Angel Pu
A. Ganesh adds a bit of exotic ambiance to Rehe Road.
B. Ganesh Special Sets (NT$180-220) feature various dishes that can only be eaten during festivals in southern India. The main ingredients for the sour curry are large amount of cumin, mashed potatoes and lemon juice. Although this curry itself is very appetizing and refreshing, diners can always mix it with a yogurt provided by the restaurant for a different flavor.
C.The Spinach and Cheese Curry Set (NT$180-220) is one of India's common dishes. This delicious, creamy curry contains large amounts of mashed spinach, cheese, fresh Bailing mushrooms and some meat.