I’ll give the guys some credit for cooking this on a campfire in the desert, but I have to say the only quality difference between this meal and most of the food I’ve had here is that there was a little bit of sand in it. All in all every meal here so far is a serious mental debate with yourself about if it’s worth risking getting sick over. Often times choosing to eat bananas and oranges for a day because they seem to be the safest. Luckily we happened upon a restaurant, The Trio that was actually really good.
We had heard they had desert beans on the menu, so we had to go just to check it out. Desert beans are a traditional ingredient here and are by no means good (think bitter fibrous sea beans). Neither were the unpickled/brined capers served with them, but they did the best they could to make them palatable and keeping with traditional flavors by putting them in a salad with cucumbers and cabbage. It was crisp and well-seasoned. The stuffed tomatoes were also a shocker with the sauce tasting like an earthy mole made with Indian spices. If you find yourself near Jaisalmer I would definitely recommend The Trio and follow it up with a bhang lassi (medium strength) at the Government Authorized Bhang Shop. It’ll take the edge off of a long day.