Indian food offers splendid variety, letting you pick from curry, to tandoori, to samosas, to -- if you're being hosted by finer trance-bound child sultans -- chilled monkey brains!!! Giving you those choices in the formerly barren Philadelphia Hospital area, Mumbai Bistro
Starting up Wednesday in the former Shinju space, MB's serving affordable versions of curry-fueled classics from a dining room that's small on space but big on light, with tables lined up next to a wall of windows that let the sunshine in without the fanfare of proclaiming the dawn of some new, annoying age. Sides include chutneys and pickled veggies along with filling fare like pita and onion naans and basmati rice, while appetizers mean veggie samosas and a tandoori chicken platter that includes one leg and one thigh, so enjoy eating the love interest from Deuce Bigalow! Big plates rotate daily with the exception of the lentil beans/herbs/spices Mumbai Dal and Chicken Tikka Masala, while dishes like chickpeas/herbs/spices/medium-hot sauce Channa Masala, minced spinach/cheese cube Saag Paneer, and veggie ball/peas/mild sauce Vegetables Malai Kofta are available as hearty entrees, and they also do it up buffet style, for those who care little about their own heart(y)
Specialty drinks include a variety of Lassi yogurt jawns, and dessert options're either Gulab Jamun (milk balls in a honey syrup) or Ras Malai (sweetened milk-soaked cheese dumplings), with everything available as take-out in case you've got no time for lunch, Dr. Jones.