So I've been to Mina's in Sunnyside maybe three times. It was great, but maybe I had too-high expectations with all the raves on this board. So I was a little worried when I went to Angon last night with my boyfriend as a last meal before I go off to study abroad. But boy I was pleased.
EVERYTHING was AMAZING!!! the Pani Puri?? TASTY! DELICATE! POPPABLE! THe Samosa Chat?? The best I've ever tasted, and I loved it before. The yogurt was tangy, almost sweet, and the samosa and spices were killer. I could have ended dinner right there. But I'm glad we didn't.
My bf ordered the Chicken Dopeajee, and on Milton?'s rec, I ordered the Lamb Rezala. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. The chicken was in big chunks but damn, was it TENDER! The "gravy" of the Rezala was so hearty and comforting. There were tiny chilis chopped up in it, which I soon discovered upon the burning of my tongue. But it was still good. I insisted mine be made spicy, and my boyfriend had no such request, but our food was PERFECTLY spiced, not bland at all, and terrifically luscious. We also had the nan, which was crispy in some parts and delectably moist and chewy in others. THe keema paratha, which looked like a scallion pancake but stuffed with meat, was awesome too, and I don't even eat much beef, or lamb for that matter.
Milton was totally friendly and chatted us up, especially about the idiocy of Bush. The lady server kinda got confused with the dishes (pani puri almost became palak paneer, "meat" with "mint," etc.) But otherwise, it was such an amazing night, with incredible food, I'm SO glad Angon lives up to the hype. Take it from a skeptic.