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Heavenly Subs at New York's Tastee Curritos





Don't you just love fusion?

Try the  chicken achari hero at MacDougal Street newcomer Tastee Curritos.

The idea is pure genius.

Most Punjabi chicken curries in restaurants are hobbled by being made with skinless, boneless, and boring breast-meat chicken. But put the same thing in a sandwich, and it turns out to make wonderful filling.

You can get such subs as chicken keema, butter chicken (a/k/a chicken makhani), paneer tikka masala, and Punjabi chhole (chick peas), the latter two vegetarian.

We tried the chicken achari and it was fiery and pungent with mixed pickle. At $6, it was almost sharable in size.

We also tried a scrambled egg wrap, which at $4 was a great deal. It was tasty, but not as tasty as the chicken achari sub.

Tastee Curritos (snappy name, though sounding more Mexican than Punjabi) replaces an earlier chip shop, and has retained its signature dish -- a masala fries that sprinkles a spice mixture on regular french fries, to great effect.


Tastee Curritos, 99 MacDougal Street, New York, USA

Open at least till 3 a.m., seven days


[Courtesy: The Village Voice. Edited for]

January 5, 2012

Conversation about this article

1: Aryeh Leib (Israel), January 06, 2013, 10:33 AM.

This culinary trend has been going on for years, here in Israel, with Thai dishes going into baguettes - a delicious by-product of Israeli tourism to Thailand, combined with Thai guest workers in Israel!

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