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Tangra Wok in Rego Park


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Tangra Wok in Rego Park

JH Jill | | Aug 1, 2006 02:46 AM

Went with Indian frind to Tangra Wok (95-24 Queens Blvd. opposite Sears Mall) for the first time last night. We had been so disappointed with Tangra in Sunnyside where nothing stood out except the rose-flavored ice cream. This is definitely a cut above in food but also decor and service. We both ordered soup - Sweet Corn Chicken and Manchow Chicken - and they were both flavorful though I didn't find any chicken in the Manchow. It was like a somewhat spicy eggdrop soup, but we both managed to finish the last drop. The Lollipop Chicken (wet) had a complex sauce and was pleasant, light but not earth-shattering. Our two entrées, Chicken with Eggplant and Chilli Fish were tasty, both somewhat spicy though nothing was really that spicy. All of the vegetables were nice and fresh and bright tasting and the Basmati rice was perfectly done. I just had left-overs and liked both of the entrées the second time around too. The surprise for me, and probably something most CH's wouldn't think of ordering, was the American Chop-Suey from the Side Dishes section on the back of the menu. My friend wanted it for old-times' sake since it is what she used to eat for 3 rupees in her student days in Delhi. It was delightful - the bed of fried noodles was composed of something a bit thinner than spaghetti and fried to slight crispness, covered with fresh sweet-and-sour veggies, a bit of chicken and a fried egg on top. It's nothing like any chop suey I'd ever tasted and a fun dish all around. We're definitely going back.