Known as The Chaikhana by insiders, Tandoori may be the best place in New York to experience Bukharan Central Asian cuisine, a distinctive mix of the flavors of the Silk Road. The name Tandoori may suggest Indian cuisine, but this restaurant is primarily Uzbek.
Visit Rego Park, Queens, home to the largest Bukharan Jewish population in the United States, for a Kosher feast to welcome the holiday season. This Meetup is a must for the adventurous and anyone who loves hearty winter fare. This may be a once in a lifetime chance to experience a meal like this; it's not just dinner, it's a feast!
The proposed menu:
Choice of one soup per person:
Lagman: Noodle soup with meat and vegetables
Shurpa: Oxtail vegetable soup
Morkovcha: Spicy marinated carrot salad
Chim-Cha Salad: Spicy cabbage salad
Samsa: Meat pies
Manti: Steamed dumplings
Shish Kebab: Lamb! Chicken! Offal!
Plov: Rice with meat and vegetables
Dimlama: Uzbek stew
Lepeshka: Chewy and crisp round loaf of bread
Non toki: Bowl shaped cracker
Hummus: Chickpea dip for the lepeshka and non toki
Tea: The "chai" in Chaikhana
The final bill for the meal, including tax and tip, will be divided equally among the diners. The estimated cost per diner is $25-30. You will be responsible for the cost of any drinks or individual desserts that you order. Cash only.
Please only RSVP “Yes” if you will attend. If your plans change, please update your RSVP. Some dishes will be special orders that require at least 3 days notice, therefore no-shows or late cancellations will be removed from the group.
- R or M to 63 Dr - Rego Park
(from Manhattan, exit near the rear of the train, walk down 63rd Drive by the shopping center)
- E or F to Jackson Heights - Roosevelt Avenue or 7 to 74th Street and Broadway, then 4 stops on the R or M to 63 Dr - Rego Park
Distance between New York and Bukhara, Uzbekistan: