Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mumbai Xpress

went to Mumbai Xpress in Floral Park for some chaat. these pictures are awful because we decided to go on the spur of the moment and didn't bring a camera (so these are my cameraphone pix).

Mango lassi and chikoo shake:


they put elaichi in their mango lassis, which is really weird--I liked it, but I like it better without.

Tokri chaat (in a fried potato basket):


Mumbai grilled sandwich:


This actually reminded me of India more than anything else we had--this is the kind of stuff you don't see in (non-chaat) restaurants here in the States but which Indian people make for you when you go over their houses in India. Cheese, peppers, potatoes, spicy coriander chutney.

Pao bhaji, which I had 3 times in India and liked each time, even when I had it on the plane. This version is great:


We got "special pav bahji" which comes with the heavily spiced rice.

We ordered this off the menu...rabdi:


they had a dessert of "rabdi kulfi falooda" but we didn't want kulfi or falooda. rabdi is the best mithai there is but it's impossible to get awesome rabdi in the States--in fact, we couldn't get good rabdi outside of Jaipur. this was OK but not great, very brown and caramel-tasting. still can never match Jaipur.

Jackson Heights is old news; Floral Park is the new Indian-food mecca!

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