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Chinese Indian Vegetarian in Hicksville

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Chinese Indian Vegetarian in Hicksville

Paul Trapani | Jul 26, 2002 01:59 AM

I just tried the new Chinese Dosa a recently opened spinoff of House of Dosa's in Hicksville. Chinese Dosa features a menu of Chinese Indian dishes, traditional Dosas (one non-traditional one called a Chinese Dosa consisting of vegetables and noodles) and traditional and Chinese style soups and appetizers. Like House of Dosas this place serves vegetarian items only. I asked a friendly diner what was good and he asked me if I liked spicy food (which I do) and recommended Mysore Masala (spiced crepe rolled w/ spiced onion and potato). Then someone chimed in that if I really wanted something spicy I should get the Pondicherry Masala (similar to the Mysore but spicier and with whole hot peppers and crushed peppers in the masala, recommended for spiciness masochists only). I ordered a Lychee shake to drink that helped cool my mouth between bites of pleasure and pain. The Dosas differ from house of Dosas in three regards, they are greasier, they are served cut into six pieces instead of whole and they are $2 cheaper (thought not as much of a selection). Also, this place is geared more for takeout and the eat in food is served on plastic plates.

For a Chinese dish I tried the hakka noodles (which isn't on the takeout menu I'm now looking at, but is on the menu in the restaurant). Hakka noodles were shorter and flatter than Lo Mein. The noodles were gingery and spicy (not nearly as spicy as the Dosa, but spicier than anything you'll get at any Long Island Chinese restaurant even if you ask for extra spicy). Besides loads of ginger the noodles had carrots, scallions, onions and cabbage. As I was paying my bill the man behind the counter tipped me off on the Cauliflower or Vegetable Manchurain with gravy for next time (Chinese dishes are available Dry or with Gravy). There's also Sweet Corn Vegetable Soup which I watched pass by destined for the table behind me. I almost ordered one, but since the noodles and the dosas are both so good that you keep eating well past the point of being full, I didn't have the room. I'm not sure if the prices are introductory or not but the highest priced items are $5.50.

Chinese Dosa
470 South Broadway
Hicksville, NY 11801
(516) 935-1597

House of Dosas
416 South Broadway
Hicksville, NY 11801
(516) 938-7517

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