For you good East Coast folks,
If you haven't tried these dishes, please do.
Pakistani "biryani" is good, cheap and SPICY eats. It's basically a rice mixed with beef strips. And to really stuff you, get some chicken "tikka" with nan bread. For the fiery tastebuds for sure.
And doing the Indonesian "rijstaffel" is really fun. It's like a big sampler table of the different dishes like ayam goreng, sate and gado gado. A bit costly, but definitely worth a try.