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M3-Power! (Spicy Mina)

James L. Rogan | Oct 25, 2005 04:21 PM

I went to Spicy Mina's for lunch this afternoon, around 1:30. One other customer was there. This location seems to have elements of both previous Mina-restaurants in it. It's not a 'dump' (like some people thought the original Sunnyside Mina's was), which is something some people might appreciate... Also--and this probably has a bit to do with the fact it just opened--but the place had a bit of the unorganized, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants feel. For instance, I asked for some chutney, was told that Mina hadn't had time to make chutney yet, and the host brought me a bottle of Heinz Ketchup instead!

Which was fine, because--even though I didn't use the ketchup--my god the food was unbelievable today. I've probably been to Mina/Angon around 25 times, and probably ordered the palak paneer around 20 of them, but today's was the best rendition I've had. Totally green, fresh, glistening spinach, with plentiful hot peppers, and--I'm pretty sure there was fresh garlic in it, too, which I don't remember in the past (ok, I haven't been to Angon in a few months, actually, so maybe I'm misremembering).

Although it sort of goes without saying, the Samosa Chat was perfect, and served in a small cereal-sized bowl with a spoon.

As far as concerns about the prices, my meal (Samosa Chat, Palak Paneer, Rice, 3 Roti's) came out to $15 before tax/tip.

Mina told me, though, that next Monday, when things are more settled down, she's going to have lunch and dinner specials...

--james

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