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Reporting on samosas at Crosby/Houston

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Reporting on samosas at Crosby/Houston

Kenzi | Feb 25, 2002 05:34 PM

Someone suggested trying the samosas at the little Pakistani hole-in-the-wall on Crosby below Houston, to the left of the Pottery Barn dumpsters. The place is frequented by Pakistani taxi drivers; this is a big spot where the taxi changeover occurs between 4 and 5pm. I don't know which came first, whether they always changed cabs there so someone opened the shop to sell food to them, or if the shop was there first so everyone changed cars there in order to stop for a snack. Or maybe it's the gas station...duh!

I got the meat samosas because they were all out of veggie samosas but I didn't see them go into the bag or anything. I only saw them when I got home. They look like those flat pain au chocolat pastries: rectangular (4 x 6) pastries made of puff pastry usually with a square of chocolate melted inside. These looked EXACTLY the same but have a different filling. It was tasty but not extraordinary and the puff pastry was a little off-putting. There was too much pastry for the amount of filling and it was just too strange to be eating puff pastry like that. I left one on the table for my husband to find; I didn't tell him what it was so he can get a little surprise when he bites into it!

They had other things there in pans but I didn't have time to ask about them or try them. Hopefully the other stuff they have is better than the samosas. I'll report back when I try it. Another item of note, their health certificate on the wall categorize them as a cigarette stand! It's very makeshift with a regular small fridge, a rice cooker on a little shelf, a small kitchen, a microwave etc. and stuff piled everywhere, all in about 75 sq. ft.!

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