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Anne Nov 18, 2011 08:31 AM

My husband & I will be in Queens next month and are craving delicious Indo-Chinese food. We were a big fan of Tangra Wok in Rego Park, but I understand that's gone now (?)
So, seeing some good reviews for both Tangra Masala (the one in Elmhurst) and Himalayan Hut. Although we hear good things about it, the Tangra in Sunnyside would be too difficult for us to get to to consider. So, which would YOU choose: Tangra Masala (Elmhurst) or Himalayan Hut? Or is there somewhere else even better we haven't yet heard about? Thanks!

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Tangra Wok
95-24 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11374

Tangra Masala
87-09 Grand Ave, Queens, NY 11373

Himalayan Hut
75-18 37th Ave, Queens, NY 11372

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    burton RE: Anne Nov 18, 2011 12:20 PM

    Used to be a fan of TM in Elmhurst but gradually lost interest after a handful of non-descript meals over time. Have not been there in a couple of years now. On the other hand, I would heartily recommend Himalayan Hut, including chili fish, masala noodles and momos. Consistent and pleasant too.

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    Himalayan Hut
    75-18 37th Ave, Queens, NY 11372

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      ny2chicago RE: burton Nov 20, 2011 04:43 AM

      I visited Tangra Masala many years ago and the food was great. Unfortunately, the place is small and often a wait - but well worth it. Since then, a lot of Indo Chinese places have sprung up, most of them so-so.

      Recently tried a place called Sagar - food is very, very good. Well worth a try.

      http://sagarchinese.com/innovate/inde...

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      Sagar
      168-25 Hillside Ave, Queens, NY 11432

      Tangra Masala
      87-09 Grand Ave, Queens, NY 11373

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        Mr Porkchop RE: burton Jan 18, 2012 08:21 AM

        I'd always heard a sort of conventional wisdom that Tangra Masala Elmhurst was better than Tangra Masala Sunnyside, but I had my first TME experience this past weekend and wasn't blown away.

        I tried the hot and sour soup to start. I enjoyed the addition of cilantro which really brightens it up compared to your corner Chinese equivilent (not a high bar). However, I found myself doctoring the soup up with a lot of the chili condiments on the table, in addition to some white pepper.

        The waistaff was really pleasent (though I suppose it should be considering I was one of two people there). I had a conversation with the waiter on whether to get the chili or Manchurian chicken, as I'm a fan of both. I opted for the Manchurian candidate. He asked if I liked spicy, and I gave an enthusiastic yes, hoping he might have the cook really bring it, but my Chicken Manchurian in gravy was pretty mild.

        So yes, Tangra Masala Elmhurst was more Tame-gra Masala. The food was significantly spicier in my Sunnyside experience. Add in the fact that it's closer to me, I can get a beer, and the weird cavernous Chinese banquet decor, and I don't think i'll be traveling the extra distance out to Elmhurst for Indo-chinese anytime soon.

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        Tangra Masala
        87-09 Grand Ave, Queens, NY 11373

      2. didactic katydid RE: Anne Nov 20, 2011 08:54 AM

        Delhi Heights in Jackson Heights always has at least one Indo-Chinese dish in their lunch buffet and I think their menu has Indo-Chinese offerings as well. I enjoyed it when I went for the buffet.

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        Delhi Heights
        37-66 74th St, Queens, NY 11372

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