Cauliflower would be the undisputed star of the produce department if more people tried Saffron's Gobi Manchurian. It's a dry version of the Indo-Chinese specialty, but the tomato, garlic, and soy-based sauce is expertly spiced and proportioned to keep it moist and delectable. It's a surefire antidote to this town's parade of boring brassicas. Who knew the path to enlightenment would be found in a shopping center restaurant's fried florets?
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