Jagdish Saini of Punjabi Tandoor, Part One
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OC Weekly: If you could teach the whole world one thing about Punjabi cuisine, what would it be?
Jagdish Saini: What the most authentic north Indian food looks like.
OCW: What's your favorite dish on your menu?
JS: Lamb Rogan Josh.
OCW: The original Punjabi Tandoor in San Diego is very popular; do you have more plans for expansion?
JS: Yes. We are planing to take Punjabi Tandoor to Las Vegas in the near future.
OCW: What's your favorite restaurant besides your own, anywhere in the world?
JS: Crocodile Cafe.
OCW: Who taught you to cook? How did you get into cooking?
JS: I always had a passion for cooking; I learned from my father.
OCW: What's one dish you wish you could sell (or sell more of)?
JS: The most traditional north Indian dish, Kadai Bakra [Goat]
OCW: What made you pick downtown Anaheim for your restaurant?
JS: It's a great city and down the street from Disneyland.
OCW: When you're at the market, what do you buy two of?
JS: Almost everything!
OCW: One of the best things about Indian cuisine is the amazing attention given to vegetables. What's your favorite vegetarian dish?
JS: Navratan Korma [mixed vegetables]
Punjabi Tandoor is located at 327 S. Anaheim Blvd. #A, Anaheim; (714) 635-3155; punjabitandoor.com.