Jagdish Saini of Punjabi Tandoor, Part Two
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OC Weekly: What's one food you can't live without?
Jagdish Saini: Saag [spinach].
OCW: What's the single most important rule of conduct in your kitchen?
JS: Keep it organized.
OCW: What are six words to describe you?
JS: Ambitious, caring, creative, nice, funny and active.
OCW: What are ten words to describe your food?
JS: Quality, fresh, solid, appealing, delicious, flavorful, rich, authentic, colorful, beautiful and yummy.
OCW: If you could cook for one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
JS: My wife, because i love her.
OCW: What's the most undervalued ingredient?
JS: Turmeric powder.
OCW: What would you like to see more of in OC from a food standpoint?
JS: More authentic cuisines.
OCW: When you're not in the kitchen, what are you doing for fun?
JS: Spending time with family or going to Gurdwara [Sikh temple].
OCW: What's your favorite restaurant in Orange County?
JS: I've just been here for 3 1/2 months and really haven't gotten the chance to explore.
Punjabi Tandoor is located at 327 S. Anaheim Blvd. #A, Anaheim; (714) 635-3155; punjabitandoor.com.