Food and wine are inexorably linked. Like fish and chips, shoes and socks and Little B and Aishwarya. There are some things in the creators' ensemble of wonder that are meant to be together. There is no denial to the fact that all sorts of Indian cuisine are dimensionally enhanced with the addition of perfect bottle of wine. So what exactly does constitute the perfect bottle of wine for food?
(#4) See a movie at Bay Ridge Alpine chicken tikka masala casserole 6817 5th Avenue. OK, to be honest, this isn't the greatest movie theater but it works in a pinch! If you want to see some more interesting type movies in a nicer environment check out the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in Fort Green, Brooklyn.
Desi Wok located on 41st and Yale across from the Promenade mall. The food is exotic and fun but with prices that will leave you smiling. The menu is Chinese/Thai with a sprinkling of Indian. May I personally suggest the low calorie chicken tikka masala slow cooker with Nan bread. The restaurant is quiet for an intimate and exotic date.
After the salad you can attack the main entrees, of which there are usually at least five to ten different choices. Vegetarians will delight in the lentils and veggie curries. Personally I love the Chicken Tandoori and tikka masala. Chicken Masala is also creamy and delicious, spicy and buttery. There are creamed spinach dishes that will make your mouth water, as well as different colored curries that make the fast Indian food look like the best choice you have made in a long time. Pair everything with some fresh Naan bread straight from the tandoori oven and you are in Nirvana my friends.
There is a large vegetarian selection as well as plenty of meat dishes. This is another restaurant where everything on the menu is delicious. The Galub Jamun dessert is excellent.
If you plan on coming back to Pakistan in the future, you should keep at least a few sets of Pakistani clothes. For men this isn't so important, but as a woman I feel uncomfortable moving around the country in Western clothes. Once we arrived in Lahore in the heat of July and I only had jeans, a long sleeve black top, and a winter shawl to wear to keep covered. This time I'm going to bring at least two winter suits and two summer suits with me so slow cooker chicken tikka masala that I never have to feel the uncomfortable in Lahore again. The 120 degree heat, the humidity, the staring....it was unbearable.
Soda Bread: 2 cups whole wheat flour; 2 cups all purpose flour; 1 cup quick oats; 1 1/2 Tbsp. baking soda; 1 1/2 Tbsp. salt; 3/4 cup sugar; 2 cups buttermilk; 3 Tbsp. molasses; 2 cups raisins. Mix together and form a loaf. Bake at 350 degrees until done.
The restaurant/store operates from 8 am to 9 pm on weekdays and from 9 am to 9 pm during weekends. The only negative factor of the establishment is its very limited sitting capacity. The restaurant remains always full during lunchtime due to this aspect. However, it offers great variety of food items that can be liked both by Americans and Indians equally. I would request you all to try this restaurant if you are fond of spicy Indian fast food items.