Satisfying two cravings at once is tough to pull off, because really, how many places serve black tar heroin and milkshakes? Satisfying your dual cravings for ethnic fare, Mumbai Chopstix, opening next week.
From the owners of Mantra & Diva and located in a new 6-room luxury boutique hotel in the former Jewel of Newbury space, MC aims to double your culinary pleasure, offering Indian/Chinese grub (a cuisine developed in 1800s Calcutta by Chinese immigrants) in a completely feng shui'd, chi-harnessing 66-seat spot replete w/ patio, 7-seat bar, couch-laden upstairs lounge, and an assortment of golden Buddha statues in wall alcoves, all silently judging your belly. Spiced meaty entrees include fried sliced lamb sautéed w/ onions and fresh green chilies; Hakka Chilly Chicken mixed w/ herbs and a light gravy; and meatballs cooked in a soy-cilantro sauce called the Meatball Manchurian, which doesn't realize it's been brainwashed into killing your candidacy for president of PETA. Sea/garden eats include marinated, crispy fried pomfret in a ginger sauce; Buddha's Delight (soy garlic'd tofu, mushrooms, and spinach); and sautéed lobster and veggies doused in an Indian "hawker style" hot garlic sauce that'll get you a great deal if you order it now, think about it my friend, this is the best offer in the city!
If you're more about imbibing and sweets, MC dons an extensive red/white/plum wine list, traditional Indian/Chinese beers (Kingfisher, Tsingtao), sake-based cocktails, and desserts like date pancakes and fried banana toffee, although eating both at once is as tough to pull off as securing a food license for your best resto idea, The Shake Smack.