In addition, when asked what is the most attractive aspect of Taitung, Praveen is quite clear. He described it as entering the time tunnel, and all the while he employed his relaxed and pleasant tone to express his deep feelings about Taitung.
He has already been making traditional Indian cuisine for four years in Taitung City. Through word of mouth, Praveen’s Indian cuisine has gradually become more popular.
“I am very serious and focused on my cooking, because Indian cuisine is different from other dishes. Not everyone can do it,” he says, referring to Indian cuisine.
Praveen’s expression suddenly became serious. He added that making Indian cuisine requires a lot of concentration, and needs considerable cooking time. Each dish showcases a unique recipe, such as which spices to add, the number of various spices, and most importantly, adding just the right amount of spices to alter the taste of the cuisine. The mix of spices is all about the accumulation of wisdom.
“Opening an Indian restaurant is not only about making a lot of money. It is about sharing Indian delicious dishes to the people of Taitung,” Praveen says.
The restaurant is currently open five days a week. When the restaurant is closed, he occasionally goes to the hot springs in Zhiben, or strolls along bicycle trails in Taitung City. Praveen likes this rhythm of life very much, and he feels this is the most comfortable lifestyle for him.
“Although I am far from my hometown in India, I am not very homesick. But when I went back to India to visit my family last year, I actually missed Taitung. It’s because I have gradually realized Taitung as my own home,” Praveen sensibly says, now that his life is now inseparable from Taitung.”