Yes! Indian-Chinese is one of my favorite cuisines actually. I haven’t yet been to any places here that specialize in it, though they certainly exist in Artesia. However, a few Indian restaurants in the immediate area (e.g., Zafran Pot, India’s Oven, and Mayura) serve some Indian-Chinese classics. Keep your eyes peeled for dishes like Chili Chicken, Chicken 65, and Gobi Manchurian.
That’s the perfect description. Over the years a number of places in Artesia have had Indian Chinese food but I never bothered. There’s lots in Dallas including a chain called Masada Wok which I found very meh.
It’s one of my favorites! In fact, I just made Indo-chinese Schezwan Paneer and Schezwan Fried Rice for dinner a couple days ago, with some corn and vegetable soup (Knorr brand).
Many indian restaurants will have Indo-Chinese food on their menus, but it isn’t always labeled as such. Look for Hakka noodles, Black Pepper Chicken/Shrimp, Fried Rice, Chilli Chicken, Chilli Paneer, Paneer/Chicken/Shrimp/Mushroom Manchurian, Schezwan Paneer/Chicken/Rice/Noodles etc.
We had a good Indo-Chinese restaurant near us called Bombay to Beijing but it closed up shop a few weeks ago. It was always empty, I think probably because people didn’t understand the food.
Bhanu’s Indian Grocery and Cuisine in San Gabriel (intersection of Rosemead and Huntington, in with the Trader Joe’s and PetCo) has some Indo-Chinese items on their menu. We’ve not tried them. http://mybhanu.com/page8.php
Yeah, well it’s a South Indian dish of relatively recent invention—probably at a restaurant in Madras/Chennai (though origin stories vary).
I shouldn’t throw cold water on your and others’ interest in Indian Chinese. I grew up eating it–which is to say that in my childhood when my family went out to eat at restaurants it was almost always to Chinese restaurants. My father was in the air force and we lived all over India for a couple of years at a time–I’m pretty sure that there wasn’t a single large town in India that did not have a Chinese restaurant named either Golden Dragon or Nanking or Kowloon.
When I came to the US in the early '90s I craved it from time to time, and on trips home would go out to Chinese restaurants in Delhi at least a couple of times. But once I discovered the SGV in the mid-late 1990s and began to eat actual Chinese food my relationship with Indian Chinese became entirely nostalgic (i.e. not about the food). But that’s just me.
See, and I had never had Indo-Chinese food until we moved from IL to CA when I was a teenager. Since my parents didn’t grow up in India, and there were no indian restaurants in our area, we had never tried it before. But I grew up eating traditional Chinese food in Singapore (we’d go there every other summer for 3 months at a time to visit family). So I guess that’s why it’s always appealed to me – it’s different than what I grew up eating.
We were in India about 3 years ago and we ended up at a popular restaurant called Mainland China. Oh my God, it was so good! Indo-Chinese buffet – so many items we don’t see here in the US. They probably had 30 items, and all were being freshly cooked and brought out in small batches. One of the highlights of our trip. LOL
Just looked at the menu for Tara’s and I don’t see anything Indian Chinese on it. And the stuff at Biryani Pointe is just barely Indian Chinese–it’s not anything to base an opinion of Indian Chinese food on.
Well, I don’t know how they do their “chow chow” noodles but that’s not the same as hakka noodles. Nor does their “chilli” dish sound like the Indian Chinese classic. It does sound like they have some actual Nepali/Tibetan dishes though–that’s probably a better bet there.