Best 'ethnic' dishes in the city?
I always feel like I get in a rut with the restaurants I frequent in NO, but I love me some ethnic cooking, so I was wondering if anyone had good recommendations. To start off, I love the cubano sandwich at Churro's in Metairie, and the lamb and couscous at Jamila's.
China Rose, be sure to ask for the Authentic Chinese menu for the real deal
Royal China, order the dim sum
Kim Son, for salt baked lobster, crab, shrimp and scallops, lettuce wraps, garlic green beans and the special 7 course meat dinner
Cafe Minh for asian short ribs, bouillabaisse,
Chateau du Lac, for mushroom strudel, foie gras, coq au vin
Cafe Degas, moules, onion soup, and their specials
Lilette, braised veal cheeks, braised pork belly, coq au vin
Jamila's Cafe, lamb tagine, rack of lamb, lamb merguez
Vega for their special Med menus
Laurentino's for paella and order every app (they're all good)
Lola's for their lamb stew (on a cold night)
Sara's for lamb oxford, lamb vindaloo and lemongrass crab bisque
Irene's, love the duck
Fausto's for eggplant parm, fett carbonara, and veal saltimbocca or marsala
Two Tony's for their lasagna
Ciro's Cote Sud for their lasagna
La Thai for their Tom Gar Gai soup, seafood stuffed pineapple, and any of the red or green curries
take your pick of all the taquerias popping up all over town
Felipe's for their shrimp quesadillas, pork tamales, and steak taco salad and many margaritas
Clementine's, no one does mussels and frites better
goat curry roti at Boswell's on Tulane
There's an Indian restaurant called [I think] Tandoori Chicken on Cleary Ave. in Metairie, just north of the I-10 overpass. It's hidden in a little strip of bars and stores and a motorcycle shop. It's a little pricey to me, but I really like the saag paneer there. And the rice is way better than Taj Mahal.
Just had my first banh mi at Jazmine Cafe. I think it's the best I've had outside of Pho Tau Bay. I was skeptical about the butter, but ended up liking it a lot more than the sweet mayo that some places have. I hope they expand their sandwich offerings!
Taco San Miguel on Severn is, in my opinion, by far the best authentic mexican food in town.
Has anyone found an Ethiopian restaurant? Never made it to the now-dead Red Sea and all my searching online is for naught...