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TANGRA MASALA is great

mrnyc | Jan 31, 2004 10:00 PM

nooged on by the thread below i went to TM today (sat) around 4:00pm. not too busy, two other couples were there and me. believe me right off the bat you like the place. pop indian bangra music playing, how cool. very nice people, smiles, fine serrvice, etc--yet very serious about the food they serve. it easily passed my informal "there is love in the kitchen" test.

i had a bowl of veg corn soup which was just super on a cold day. i added a little red hot sauce at the end to kick it up a notch. the next time i'll try the crab-corn, but i'm also curious about the tangra masala and manchow soups particularly. guess i should not be such a stranger to TM i have a lot of soups to try!

for a main i had the manchurian goat w/ gravy. you can get it dry but i bet that would be an epic mistake. i have never tasted a gravy so delicious i wanted to lick my plate. its curry/spice slowly builds to a tingly crescendo, but backs off just in time. its perfect really. the shredded fresh cilantro makes a nice foil. spice freaks feel free to add the side red pepper sauce or green pepper/vinegar sauce (i tried a little of both, fine but this dish did not need it).

the puffy dry style rice is also awesome. you eat with a fork/spoon here as i guess because it's indian style rice not the sticky chinese style.

what a fantastic experience to have a chinese-indian restaurant, let alone a great one. also, i cannot see TM having any misfires so go go go.

outer borough-phobes its easy to get to from manhattan (even given the screwy mta wkend schedules). take the r,g,v local trains to the grand ave stop, exit queens blvd. --- just make sure to leave the station on the south side, you do not want to be caught walking across the "blvd of death." TM is right there.

TANGRA MASALA
87-09 grand ave
elmhurst, ny 11373
718-803-2298
718-803-2381
hours:
sun-thurs: noon-10pm
fri & sat: noon-11pm

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