Posted August 10th, 2010, 09:50 PM
Last edited by CalmCruiserNC; August 10th, 2010 at 09:54 PM
I loved the Tandoori grill on our Splendor cruise, but if you're an Indian food fanatic, you should know that they really aren't cooking on a Tandoor, so "Tandoori-style" would be more accurate — and there are several items on the buffet there that aren't Indian dishes. Everything is absoutely YUMMY though — but WATCH OUT for the garlic dip. Here's an excerpt from my review of our Splendor cruise:
"For lunch, I decided to devote my plate to the Tandoori Grill – and while it’s not the finest Indian cuisine I’ve ever had, it was VERY tasty! In addition to the Indian dishes, the offerings included several Mediterranean choices, including a Greek salad, tzadziki, and hummus. They actually produce a GREAT piece of naan too – but watch out for that garlic dip if you have smooching your sweetie on the agenda for the afternoon! I’d definitely recommend it – and there’s no crowd to deal with. (That applies to both the Tandoori Grill AND smooching your sweetie!)"
"The shops on board are MUCH more limited than what we’ve found on other ships, but we’re not here to buy jewelry, perfume or clothing. That begin said, I really did need a watch and they were having a 40% off sale, so we stopped for a look. Who knew that so many hideous watches existed? Whether you want to spend $10 or $10,000, there’s a phenomenally gaudy watch just waiting to be yours! Yet, there among the ugliest of the ugly, was a handsome, simple, black, square-faced Citizens watch with a simple, black leather strap — and I immediately KNEW I had found the watch of my dreams! Things were made even better when I found out that the watch is eco-friendly and recharges itself in ambient light — and with an affordable $100 price after the discount, I found myself wearing it a few minutes later. The sales guy, Mr. Zero Personality, certainly tried to interest me in a mammoth, solid gold, jewel-encrusted, 87-function chronometer that looked to weigh in excess of 10 pounds, but before he could even grab his calculator to tell me what a remarkable deal I could have, I labeled the watch a “monstrosity” — and he quickly handed me over to his colleague, Mr. LESS-than-Zero Personality, who silently processed my S&S card and seemed a bit put-out with me when I dared to ask what time it was so I could set the watch myself. There must be a sign in the storeroom that that says, “Customers … Just Ignore Them and They’ll Go Away!”
"OH!! Remember the garlic dip from lunch today? Well it’s back – and I don’t mean on the buffet! Apparently I am emitting a noxious cloud of tear-inducing, vampire-repelling garlic vapor that’s easily detectable from more than a yard away. Linda brought it to my attention … AGAIN! Mind you, I’ve brushed my teeth several times, scoured my tongue until it’s just RAW and even scrubbed my entire body in a combination of every scented body gel, soap and shampoo in our stateroom — but it’s not made a bit of difference. So, with a little huffiness of righteous indignation, I popped over to the shops and bought a tin of Altoids (you know, the “curiously-strong” mints that “freshen your breath while your head explodes”) and promptly chomped down a couple of dozen of them. Linda told me that the mints just “took the edge off” but did make it tolerable to be around me. Now that I think about it, I wonder if the sales clerks back at the watch table were just reacting to the garlic? Hmmmm …. "