Chinese food as known in India - Tangra Masala
- Hiro Yoshikawa
I can recommend Tangra Masala -- a Chinese Indian restaurant on 87-09 Grand Ave (at Queens Blvd). No it's not really fusion Chinese / Indian, but Chinese food as they serve it in India. Excellent tangra masala chicken (like chili chicken, popular on some Queens Indian menus, e.g. jackson diner), and "manchurian" shrimp. Both dishes were unlike most Cantonese, Sichuan, or Fukien style Chinese food in NYC (let alone Chinese American style). Nearly all South Asian clientele, Chinese waiters, and great prices. BYOB. Anyone else been to this place? It's been open 4 months.
I've been eager to find such a "Hakka-style" restaurant in NYC since seeing so many of them in Toronto last year.
So chilli chicken is originally a Chinese dish? Interesting. I didn't know that. Is it simply an Indian General Tzo's (General Tzobinder's, lol) chicken?
A big thumbs up on Tangra Masala. I liked the tangra masala chicken, but the real standout was an amazingly tender and delicious Manchurian goat.
Our extremely friendly waiter recommended we try the pakoras, the chili chicken, and the fish in black bean sauce next time.