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Disappointment in Chinese mirch


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Disappointment in Chinese mirch

zorgclyde | | Nov 10, 2006 02:53 PM

Went with some friends there yesterday to try Chinese Mirch, a Chinese Indian (or Indian-Chinese?) place on Lexington.
We ordered the fried cauliflower, Singapore noodles, and vegetable in green curry. The fried cauliflower was the only good thing there, with chili and tangy ginger ontop of peppered cauliflower. The Singapore noodles were limpy and look ...uninspired. My friend who ate that said it was worse than the $3 boxes you get in Chinatown. The vegetable in greey curry sauce actually didn't have any curry in it, at least I didn't detect any. It tasted like vegetables with lots of garlic, ginger, and cilantro in gooey sauce. All the entree servings were tiny, plus rice was extra (and small serving too!).
This was my frist time trying indian chinese, and I was a bit underwhelmed. Most of the food wasn't that different from the cheap chinese but with more ginger, the gooey sauce has no taste of real broth or curry, and plates were tiny and overpriced. Clinentle mostly indian and white. No east Asians save my friend and I there.
I am wondering if Indian Chinese is like American chinese - cheap, generic dishes with some modification added to them. BTW I dislike American chinese, so maybe I'm not being fair. But I wonder, is there such thing as really good Indian Chinese? Like real original dishes? I want to say yes but I cannot say so unless I've tasted them myself.

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