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Singh's--oh my god!

JC | Oct 16, 2003 05:36 PM

BrooklynBoy, I went out to Singh's for lunch today. I saw the one by the Lefferts stop, but headed to 131st Street (131-18 Liberty Avenue, Richmond Hill, Queens) based on your recommendation. Nothing could have prepared me for how good the food was. As you may know from my other posts, I don't eat meat. Even though they serve meat, Singh's is like a dream come true for vegetarians.

First of all, the "doubles." Thank god I heard everyone else ordering them, otherwise I might not have tried one. Two hot tender breads served like a sandwich with a curried chickpea filling and three different kinds of hot sauce. The bread simply couldn't be any better--fluffier than roti, delicate, soft, and chewy all at once. The filling was spicy and sweet at the same time. I think it costed a dollar.

The veggie roti fillings were divine. I'd never had pumpkin puree like that before--again slightly sweet, but spicy too, with great spices. The spinach puree was far too simple to taste so good. I could have eaten a bucket of it. It's better than any Saag I've had in even the finest Indian restaurants. I hate green beans, but I liked the green beans at Singh's. And the roti bread was fantastic. I could have just snacked on the bread alone, still warm from the oven.

The coconut bread (a yeast bread, not a quick bread like you might think) was great too. I tried a Trinidadian "Solo" soda, orange-flavored. This was enough food for two people, and the bill was $8.75. I went back for a piece of "fudge." That's what they call it, but even though I enjoyed it, I wouldn't call it fudge. It was very sugary and it crumbled into wet granules in my mouth.

BrooklynBoy, between this place and I'Qulah, you're really on a roll. Any way you could give me a top-ten list? You seem to have the exact same taste as I do. I love finding out about these down-and-dirty places. I could care less about the trendiest new spot in Red Hook.

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