To harvest the rich milk of a coconut, one must break through its hard husk by hitting it with a hammer or bowling it down a city street to smash against parking meters. Taste this laborious delight and other staples of Indian and Chinese cuisines with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Indo-Chinese fare at Inchin’s Bamboo Garden.
A culinary concept from the gourmands behind Tadka, Inchin's Bamboo Garden conjures up a menu brimming with spicy and savory Indo-Chinese cuisine. Noses swoon over savory smells as diners appease their voracious palates with appetizers such as pan-fried chili paneer—indian cheese fried and tossed with green bell peppers, onions, chilis, ginger, and garlic ($9). The cuisine cruise continues with a selection of entrees including the simmering Devil’s beef, featuring sliced slabs of carnivorous bliss sitting in a spicy szechwan sauce with green bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes ($13). Sate a veggie hankering with a plate of the twirl-worthy vegetable lo mein noodles, as festive as a hair-braiding, prank-calling slumber party, tossed with a combination of fresh vegetables ($10). Meals can be brought to a lip-smacking close with a decadent date pancake, sweetly snuggling with vanilla ice cream ($6).
Inchin's treats eyes as it fills bellies, serving guests in a stylish dining hall adorned with traditional Eastern décor. Relax amid bamboo accents, spicily-hued walls, and decorative paintings, or cozy up to a tempting plateful in a secluded booth. The restaurant's sleek interior and flavorfully fused cuisine provide a tasty getaway from the demands of the kitchen and its gaggles of accusing Betty Crockers.
The menu at Tadka features dishes of double-fried tofu and hot-garlic beef point to Sichuan influence, while tomato-chili paneer and curried noodles brim with Indian spices. Whatever the culinary inspiration, cooks create each dish from scratch at the moment it's ordered. Once ready, servers ferry the feasts to tables in a red and mustard-yellow dining room adorned with waterfalls, Asian accents, and black stalks of bamboo.