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Indian Chinese at newly opened Dosa Hut/Thai House

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Indian Chinese at newly opened Dosa Hut/Thai House

Lisa Antinore | Apr 30, 2002 09:37 PM

A few days ago a second Dosa Hutt, same owners, opened on 45th Avenue around the corner from the original Hut next to the Bowne Street temple. My husband and I discovered this after our monthly masala dosa fix earlier this evening. The Indian Freddy Mercury-ish gent behind the counter told us we should go by and give the menu a look over after our meal. We did and will definitley check it out later this weekend. The emphasis is on "spicy vegan Chinese food in an Indian style, like Singapore" as was explained to us. The place was completley barren, felt strangely Zen, and didn't yet have take away menus or business cards. The offerings looked quite interesting- lots of mushrooms and spicy cauliflower and noodle dishes. We would have supplemented our dosa meal with a shared entree but the cook told us it would take about thirty minutes (he was dealing with an electrician and seemed to be the only one there) and we couldn't wait. Lucky for us.

Driving down 45th Avenue I almost jumped out of my seat when I noticed an awning with palm trees and hula girls. "Thai House" it read. I hadn't been down this block in over a year. Upon closer look we read that the specialties were Burmese, Southern Chinese, and Thai fare. It took us about twenty minutes to park but was well worth it. We ordered in a take-out/steam table area and were shown back outside and next door to a miniscule dining area completley unconnected to the restaurant. Th Burmese chicken, Thai Chinese broccoli with pork, and deluxe rice cakes ( especially good- a ton of braised celery, bamboo shoots, carrots, fresh mushrooms, chopped shrimp...) were fantastic. The English speaking cashier begged us to try the Burmese ice cream plate, but we had to show some restraint. On the way out she tried to interest us in the Pre-paid member special whereby we could purchase ten meals consisting of three entrees, rice and soup for $45 or a family special for $150. Maybe next time.....

Lisa

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