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  • Post #31 - July 31st, 2010, 7:38 am
    Post #31 - July 31st, 2010, 7:38 am Post #31 - July 31st, 2010, 7:38 am
    griffin's wife wrote:. Gheeful spinach (without a greasy top layer, but with all the richness).


    I officially pronounce gheeful the word of the day. I look forward to using this adjective as often as possible, and am thinking of featuring it in our holiday greeting cards.
  • Post #32 - March 31st, 2011, 7:02 am
    Post #32 - March 31st, 2011, 7:02 am Post #32 - March 31st, 2011, 7:02 am
    Takeout from Shan really hit the spot last night. Palak aloo was light on the potatoes but heavy on the spinach which was fine by me given all the bread and rice eaten along with the meal, dal masoor was another hit and their samosas despite being bumped up to a dollar are as good as ever with a nice fry and well seasoned filling. The nihari was the real star of the show, thick fatty gravy, aggressive spiced and a nice amount of fatty beef. I might have liked a little more sliced ginger if only because the gravy was so rich. Worth noting they now offer a lunch buffet which i'm looking forward to checking out.

    edited to partially correct poor spelling
  • Post #33 - April 1st, 2011, 1:31 pm
    Post #33 - April 1st, 2011, 1:31 pm Post #33 - April 1st, 2011, 1:31 pm
    Shan has altered their menu recently, raising most entree prices to the $8 level, and establishing a higher price for delivery. They've added a few new items too, and I must say I like the new frontier rice.
  • Post #34 - April 2nd, 2011, 10:24 pm
    Post #34 - April 2nd, 2011, 10:24 pm Post #34 - April 2nd, 2011, 10:24 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:I did not realize initially this was THE Shan from the legendary 24-hour-athon memorialized in an article by Monica Eng which led me to Chowhound.com. In fact there was only one person in this article I recognized, it was the poster known as Just Joan who also attends Culinary Historians. Khan was where the intrepid 24-hour-athon had a 6 AM breakfast of brains masala.


    Today, I conferred with justjoan, Vital Information and ReneG, veterans of the 24-hour-athon. A ten-year anniversary 24-hour-athon is in the planning stages.
    "Don't you ever underestimate the power of a female." Bootsy Collins
  • Post #35 - May 1st, 2013, 6:53 pm
    Post #35 - May 1st, 2013, 6:53 pm Post #35 - May 1st, 2013, 6:53 pm
    $1 tax included lunch samosa was as good as ever, crisp, flaky dough and well spiced filling. Still love this place.
  • Post #36 - May 1st, 2013, 9:01 pm
    Post #36 - May 1st, 2013, 9:01 pm Post #36 - May 1st, 2013, 9:01 pm
    It's been too long. I need to get back there for some nehari. Thanks for the reminder.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #37 - November 11th, 2013, 6:15 pm
    Post #37 - November 11th, 2013, 6:15 pm Post #37 - November 11th, 2013, 6:15 pm
    It's not Khan but the chicken boti at Shan was a better than suitable fill in for a night when a trip to Devon wasn't happening. Well charred and nicely spiced thigh meat along with excellent paratha and raita really hit the spot.

    FWIW they've also one a remodel, flipping the dining/shopping spaces. IMO it looks much better.
  • Post #38 - November 13th, 2013, 11:12 am
    Post #38 - November 13th, 2013, 11:12 am Post #38 - November 13th, 2013, 11:12 am
    Want to reiterate that SHAN DELIVERS, which makes it relatively unique among cabbie Indo-Pak spots. Steamy nihari on a cold winter night, brought to your door. Strange upcharge system where each food item has a seperate delivery price, but it's still pretty cheap.
  • Post #39 - November 13th, 2013, 11:15 am
    Post #39 - November 13th, 2013, 11:15 am Post #39 - November 13th, 2013, 11:15 am
    They are definitely our go to for delivery curries. Fantastic stuff.
  • Post #40 - December 21st, 2013, 3:24 pm
    Post #40 - December 21st, 2013, 3:24 pm Post #40 - December 21st, 2013, 3:24 pm
    Shan has added some great pakora to their fried takeout offerings. Some nice green chili heat. Interior has also been given a makeover, with shopping and dining spaces switching sides.
  • Post #41 - December 23rd, 2013, 9:32 am
    Post #41 - December 23rd, 2013, 9:32 am Post #41 - December 23rd, 2013, 9:32 am
    Shan has hit the spot a couple of times in the last month. On this past rainy, Saturday night, I over-ordered for the two of us with aaloo gobi, torai, chana masala, chicken makhani, plain rice and one piece of naan. The torai was excellent -- subtle spices, great texture on the zucchini. It was a nice counterpoint to the spice in other dishes. As noted elsewhere, their naan isn't especially good, but I like having it to push things onto my fork.
    -Mary
  • Post #42 - May 1st, 2014, 6:30 pm
    Post #42 - May 1st, 2014, 6:30 pm Post #42 - May 1st, 2014, 6:30 pm
    Jazzfood wrote:It's been too long. I need to get back there for some nehari. Thanks for the reminder.


    Had an order of the nehari today. Wow. The gravy is rich and creamy with a nice balance of anise and heat. They serve it with fresh chilies and ginger. It's a must order going forward.
  • Post #43 - February 25th, 2019, 5:40 pm
    Post #43 - February 25th, 2019, 5:40 pm Post #43 - February 25th, 2019, 5:40 pm
    It's only been years but got back today for some brain masala, nehari, chanadal, and karahi gosht. Meats were a bit on the dry side but gravies were all very good to excellent. Itch scratched and back in rotation.
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    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #44 - February 26th, 2019, 1:06 am
    Post #44 - February 26th, 2019, 1:06 am Post #44 - February 26th, 2019, 1:06 am
    Jazzfood wrote:It's only been years but got back today for some brain masala, nehari, chanadal, and karahi gosht.
    Shan lunch hit the spot but brain masala caused flatulence, I'm having a brain fart.
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #45 - November 26th, 2021, 10:28 pm
    Post #45 - November 26th, 2021, 10:28 pm Post #45 - November 26th, 2021, 10:28 pm
    Mike G wrote:One of G Wiv's first posts on Chowhound was about Shan, four years ago; it's so adorable to see a little baby G Wiv talking so enthusiastically about scarfing down Brains Masala!

    Many years and brains devoured later, it was a pleasure to lunch with the older, more jaded and dissipated G Wiv as well as Cathy2 and Helen at Shan, which has quite the atmosphere-- imagine if you took a convenience store and treated it like mashed potatoes, digging out a hole in the middle and pushing everything up onto the sides. That's how it feels to dine in the little lunch area center of Shan while Diet Coke and Brawny paper towels tower over your head on the sales shelves.

    Jaded!

    This evening I finally had (Lamb) Brains Masala at Shan's. It was on my Chowhound/LTHforum bucket list for years. From reading this thread, it appears the Brains Masala might have been dropped from the menu for a while. It is back and finally ticked off my personal list.

    I went with a Chowhound old timer who was just as enthusiastic as ever and glad to keep me company for a late evening meal. We guessed it was two years since we last met, but who knows anymore.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    PS - It was delicious!
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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