Good Taste: Oh, Calcutta!

RYAN S. GREENBERG / Staff Photographer
RYAN S. GREENBERG / Staff Photographer
Posted: October 04, 2012

The world's cuisine is shaped by immigrants - migrations large and small. Jose Garces showcases the influence of Chinese settlers on Peruvian fare at his Chifa. Munish Narula has added an Indo-Chinese menu to the original location of Tiffin.

Chinese immigrants in cities such as Calcutta and Mumbai adapted Indian cooking styles and ingredients such as cumin, coriander seeds, and turmeric.

Most of the menu is a spice lover's dream - the green chiles in the manchow soup, the red chiles in the kung pao dishes. Then there is the chicken lollipop - a spicy-battered drumstick whose end is wrapped in aluminum foil for cleaner eating. If you dare, dunk them in chile sauce.

Chicken lollipop, $8 for an order of six, at Tiffin, 710 W. Girard Ave., 215-922-1297.

- Michael Klein

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