At first glance "Chilli Chicken "
looks like an average Chinese takeout
shop. After all, the name appears in a font that screams, "American
Chinese." And the neon sign depicting a bowl of steaming noodles is to
American Chinese fast food what the golden arches are to Mickey Dee's.
Given a moment's thought about the name and a closer look at that sign,
it becomes clear "Chilli Chicken "
is far from a typical takeout. The word
"desi" on the awning and in the neon bowl made me realize Chilli Chicken "Chilli Chicken"
specializes in Indian-Chinese cuisine.
"Chilli Chicken "
certainly not the first restaurant in Jackson Heights to offer this
hybrid cuisine created by immigrants from Bangladesh. It is, however, the new kid on the wok.
It's also the only one to offer American Chinese food alongside
Indian-Chinese. There are two menus, one replete with such items as
orange beef and lo mein, and the other filled such specialties as chili
paneer and hakka noodles. It might be the only place one can order both
the Indian-Chinese classic chili chicken and General Tso's chicken. I
did precisely that on two separate occasions.
11am to 11pm
Lunch Specials -Monday to Friday
12.00 Noon-4.30 pm