Cross Culture Haddonfield (NJ) – A Sin Not to Eat Here

Cross Culture is an unusual name for an Indian restaurant.

Typically, Indian restaurants in the U.S. have banal names like Delhi Palace, Indian Taj, Taj India, Gandhi, Nirvana, Taj Palace, Akbar, Mirchi or Maharaja.

Imagine our surprise when we heard of Cross Culture Ethnic Indian Cuisine at Haddonfield, New Jersey.

Cross Culture Haddonfield, NJ

Turning on our GPS, we quickly headed to Haddonfield.

Cross Culture – Fine Food

Located at 208 Kings Highway East in Haddonfield, Cross Culture is a spacious, clean restaurant.

Being famished, we let our palate roam across a range of items including Onion Bhujia, Navaratan Korma, Shrimp Curry, Alu Tikki, Lassi, Kheer, Persian Falooda and Gulab Jamun.

For once, our meal was an embarrassment of riches.

Cross Culture Indian Cuisine, Haddonfield, NJ

We started off with a glass of cold Cardamom Lassi. Man, was that divine.

The fresh Onion Bhujia was a treat with the Mint and Tamarind Chutneys.

Navaratan Korma in a creamy medium thick yellow-colored spicy sauce was a delight that seemed to have been prepared with fresh vegetables, not the frozen junk.

Cross Culture Indian Restaurant, Haddonfield, NJ

We swear we glimpsed heaven in Cross Culture’s Shrimp Curry.

In a medium-thick reddish brown sauce, chef Manish Chopra’s Shrimp Curry was a work of art. It came spicy as requested but with other ingredients in proportion.

Onion Kulcha (see above picture) was the pièce de résistance of our meal. Fresh off the oven, with cut pieces of onion, cilantro and green chili it was truly amazing. Strongly recommended.

Yummy Desserts

The medium-thick Rice Kheer was flavorful and creamy. It was polished off in no time.

But the Gulab Jamun seemed to have been nuked in the microwave! One of the few misses in an otherwise delightful meal.

Service @ Cross Culture

Our desi waiter (from Goa) was a little stiff initially but warmed up as the topic turned to cricket. He was sweet enough not to charge us for Garlic Naan.

There was also a minor blip over a LivingSocial coupon but it was quickly resolved. strongly recommends Cross Culture in Haddonfield, NJ. You can be sure it won’t be long before we return to Manish Chopra’s fine Indian restaurant.

5 Responses to "Cross Culture Haddonfield (NJ) – A Sin Not to Eat Here"

  1. sam   May 13, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Off-topic: Oh. so u r celebrating Amma victory? hmm

    Just saw Deiva Thirumagan’s short trailer.(1.2 mins) Seriously amazing! Responds:

    You write: Just saw Deiva Thirumagan’s short trailer.(1.2 mins) Seriously amazing!

    We got the Hollywood movie I am Sam from Netflix the other day.

    If you believe the rumors on the Internet, Deiva Thirumagan is a remake of I am Sam.

    So don’t get too excited.

    We’ll review I am Sam tonight or tomorrow.

    • sam   May 13, 2011 at 9:21 pm

      Oh no.

      Not an English movie copy again.

      Do not spoil the fun now! Responds:

      1. You write: Do not spoil the fun now!

      Tell that to the Kollywood c*nts like Murugadoss and Venkat Prabhu< who shamelessly copy from Hollywood plots.

      With regard to Deiva Thirumagan, we’ll have to wait and see if it indeed is a copy of I am Sam.

      2. Just returned from Bridesmaids.

      Has it released in your country?

  2. rama dasa   May 13, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    im surprised that there are still places SI HASN’T been to,especially restaurants in NJ.

    Have you guys been here?

    i didnt see it on delewareindia website so i assumed you havnt been there yet Responds:


    That is a Pakistani restaurant.

    • rama dasa   May 13, 2011 at 6:02 pm

      veggie pakora’s look orgasmic! have you ever had one of those experiences where you shout out ‘OH GOD OH GOD YES YES YEEES!” while eating at a restaurant? i know i sure have(especially when i have my favorite glass of rose lassi with the 7.99 buffet at a local desi joint) Responds:

      We’re not sure about Pakoras giving us orgasm but the new Hollywood film Bridesmaids certainly did. Multiple times. Superb movie.

      Review coming in a little while.


      Bridesmaids Review – Oodles of Fun; You’d be a Blithering Idiot to Miss this Delightful Comedy

  3. sam   May 13, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Must Have, ny case aapun English film nahin dekhta kya! Responds:

    Good idea. Why take the risk of watching good films. 😉

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