Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Mango and Lassi, two separate objects

There is no such thing as Mango Lassi. There is Lassi and then there is Mango, both very delicious but separate objects and both lose their taste as soon as you combine them. Unfortunately, many Indian/Nepalese restaurants in europe are spreading the wrong message just to simply their task of selling both on the same ignorant (of Indian cuisine) customer. I was already annoyed enough by the Waiter bringing me a Mango Lassi each time I order a Lassi in Nepalese restaurant and now I'll be seeing (maybe also using) a nice free software project by the same name. :(


sri said...

Amen, dude. Amen. They do that here in the U.S.A as well. I hate mango lassi, they might as well call it Mango milkshake or something else. They should be offering sweet or salty lassi.. bah. Just make the stuff at home..

I should tell you my experiments in making "Energee".

Varun said...

How can they not be combined?! It's delicious! Though of course, not traditional, but when's that stopped a good idea? :)

Zaheer Abbas Merali said...

Mango Lassi is just awesome, I love it.

Juri said...

So if I go to an Indian or Nepalese restaurant here in Helsinki, is there actually a choice on the menu that is the real deal or are all the choices non-traditional? I rarely drink lassis but ISTR they tend to have more than one flavour choice available.

zeenix said...

Varun! No body is against trying something new but Mango Lassi tastes much like Mango Milk-shake so why not call it that instead of spreading a very wrong impression of "Lassi"?

zeenix said...

Juri! I am affraid you'll have to tell them very explicitly that you want a Lassi without any impurities like Mango. Unfortunately many of them just have Mango Milk-shake ready and they might still bring you that and insist that this is Lassi without Mango. :(

Anonymous said...

How traditional are we talking
about? 'round these parts(Canadian prairies) I need
to order a Special Lassi from those in the know to get what I'm looking for. (I think the term used by many is bhang lassi, though I may be mistaken)

odd post to get scraped up at maemo-planet, the aggregator I followed from, but I happen to feel the same way about lassi's: two types, salty and edible... If we're talking about the same thing

Varun said...

Zeenix! To which I can say naught but this -

"'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."

Anonymous said...

At least in the UK, it's pretty common for them to have sweet, salty and mango.

I think it's silly to say "there's no such thing as mango lassi". The Italians don't put pineapple on their pizza, but that doesn't mean that pineapple pizza doesn't exist.

At least to me, mango lassi tastes different to mango milkshake.

zeenix said...

Daf! You are the first person to claim that mango milkshake and mango lassi taste different. Let me write a blog entry to announce it. :)

Unknown said...

Mango juice, milk shake and lasssy are very tasty.