The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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Just added to the intriguing mix of Indian restaurants in Hicksville is Taste of Madras, serving a menu of Southern Indian specialties. The restaurant takes over the former Curry Club space.
Owner Raj Ram, who hails from Chennai, named some dishes you probably won’t find at most local restaurants. Under the menu heading of “extreme South Indian delicacy” are aapam, fluffy pancakes with egg...Read more »
Namaste America, new to Deer Park, is driven by the concept of Indian buffet. Owner Andy Advani adds that diners who prefer can also order off the a la carte menu.
Some dishes you’re likely to find on the table are makhani chicken (also known as butter chicken), methi chicken, which is cooked with fenugreek leaves, tandoori chicken, soy bean korma and, at the more wide-ranging dinner buffet,...Read more »
Chennai Dosas announces its presence with only a makeshift banner draped in its window, underneath the sign of its predecessor, Dosa Diner in Hicksville. Bear this in mind when seeking out this Southern Indian vegetarian restaurant, which looks as though it might be a genuine dining destination.
A recent afternoon buffet lunch, at $8.95 a person, was more than just a bargain; it was...Read more »
Chennai Dosas entered the thriving Indian restaurant scene in Hicksville last month when it opened in the strip mall storefront that last housed Dosa Diner. As you see from the above photo, it's still awaiting a permanent sign.
Like its predecessor, the place serves a vegetarian South Indian menu with an emphasis on the stuffed lentil rice flour crepe known as the dosa. A once-over of the...Read more »
It was lunchtime when a friend and I stopped into the spacious new Delhi 6 Indian Frontier Cuisine in Hicksville.
Everyone in the main dining room, it seemed, was partaking of the restaurant’s large and varied lunch buffet. “What kind of bread would you like; naan, garlic naan or puri?” the waiter asked, assuming we’d be hopping on the buffet bandwagon. Bread, it seems, is gratis in the $9.95...Read more »
Delhi 6 Indian Frontier Cuisine is now on the frontier of Hicksville’s Indian restaurant scene, opening in the cavernous former digs of Jaiya Thai. Chef co-owner Noddy Singh, who used to be with the nearby Royal Bukhara Grill, said the place has seating for about 150 people. There's also a bar, lounge and private party room.
Delhi 6 serves a lunch buffet from 11:30 to 3 p.m. weekdays ($9.95...Read more »
I’m easily distracted in restaurants by passing food. Last night at Southern Spice in New Hyde Park, a waiter walked by our table carrying a plate of food that was visually smoking, audibly sizzling. “What was that?” I asked on him on his return trip. “It’s not on the menu," he replied. "It’s the paneer pudina tikka.”
Paneer pudina tikka, it turns out, is a vegetarian dish wherein...Read more »
On Wednesday March 28, Cooking Channel’s Bal Arneson will be making an appearance at Adelphi University as part of the school’s celebration of National Nutrition Month. On her show, “Spice Goddess,” Arneson presents Indian food that is based on fresh, wholesome ingredients and is easy for Western cooks to prepare.
From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., a dinner featuring Arneson’s recipes (including tandoori...Read more »
Shopping at the mall. Hungry. What to eat?
Came around the bend at the second-floor food court and saw Café Spice Express, an Indian food steam-table eatery recommended in Newsday's guide to eating at Long Island's food courts.
I had the “manager’s special,” two vegetarian dishes — I chose dal makhani (simmered lentils) and saag paneer (fresh cheese suspended in spinach) — with basmati...Read more »
At the new Cotillion Lounge, a chic little Indian-Chinese-Thai restaurant embedded in a Jericho catering hall, the room is bathed in purplish light. I also hear strains of Indian-pop music from a nearby ballroom. Yet no sensory distractions keep my attention from the corn soup with chicken that shimmers in the bowl set before me. One sip and I’m warmed throughout. My dining companion’s manchow soup...Read more »