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Mosaic Festival – Food and Music

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M and I had a chance to check out Mosaic this year and it was awesome.

Tacos

With vendors representing Palestine, Bhutan, Burma, Vietnam, Korea, the Caribbean, Iraq, the Congo, and others I’m forgetting plus two food trucks, there was a lot of food to try!

Chiba Chiba Dumpling and Taco Corner dishing out the goods.
Trucks

Killer dumplings and Hong Kong sausage from Chiba Chiba
Dumplings

Burmese Banana Cake
Banana Leaves

banana cake

Kabobs, somosas, and Congo-style scotch eggs plus killer pili pili hot sauce
Congo

Hibiscus and Ginger drinks from the Caribbean – pro tip from the Jamaican friend we made, mix the two 50:50.
hibiscus and ginger

Hummus, falafel and some stuffed and fried dumpling from Iraq
Iraq

Strange soda from Korea – awesome tagline!
Milki

Vendors
Vendors

The crowd
Mosiac

All in all it was a lot of fun. Good music too, a Jewish bluegrass band, some singers from Nepal, and one heck of a Bollywood dancer doing his thing. Be sure you’re there next there!

Saffron Indian Cuisine

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Saffron is an Indian restaurant that’s been around for a long time, but not enough people in Greensboro seem to know about it.

Located right off Wendover at the Westover Terrace exit, it’s in a shopping center next to Taste of Thai.  Saffron is M and my latest obsession – I think we’ve been 3 or 4 times in the past month or so.

They start you off with pappadums and chutney.  Pappadums are really thin wafers, usually made from rice or potato flour, and Saffron’s have a nice bite of black pepper to them.  The chutney is a mix of mint and onion, and is so good that we’ve bought some to take home before.

The common Indian dishes that you hear people talking about are tandoori chicken or chicken tikka masala.  While these are good, the hidden gems of Indian cuisine are the vegetarian dishes.

M and my current favorites are baingan bharta, a tangy sweet eggplant curry dish, and bhindi aloo, a stirfried okra dish.  Add some basmati rice and naan and you’ve got a solid meal.  Channa saag is another of my favorites, a curried cream spinach dish.

Saffron’s portions are huge too.  The bowls are really deceptive.  When we order two entrees, we easily have enough for lunch the next day.  Treating it like that, Saffron is a great value.

Sorry for the lack of pictures.  We’ll just have to get more next time we go!

http://www.saffronindiancuisine.com/