a blog with cultural bulimia.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Mental note: gotta try this place.

"Chinese Mirch is the first Manhattan restaurant to serve this strange but satisfying hybrid of two of the city's favorite cuisines. Chinese-Indian food, like Chinese-Cuban and Chinese-American, took shape when a community of Chinese immigrants had to stretch its home cooking to accommodate a new environment and new ingredients. (The most notable adaptation on the menu at Chinese Mirch is its omission of pork and beef, which are forbidden, respectively, to Muslims and Hindus, the two dominant religious groups in India.)"