Like Curry but Not the Heat? Try NY Biryani Express Cart’s Chicken Curry
My recent Fahima Halal Cart post sparked some debate in the comments over chicken curry. (For the record, I tried their curry chicken and thought that it was pretty good.) In the comments, it was clear that I had to trek over to the Trini Paki Boys cart (on 43rd & 6th) for a more delicious curry chicken (according to fellow Lunch’er EaterKnievel). Though I was more curious about this comment about a “baller chicken curry” found at the cart on 45th and 3rd Ave. I knew exactly which cart that was, and I chose the shorter walk to NY Biryani Express over the trek to 6th ave. Until now, I had only tried their chicken and rice, although I guess I should try their kati roll also. But first, the curry!
For $5.50 (50 cents less than Fahima’s curry chicken), the curry chicken from NY Biryani Express looked more like a regular chicken over rice, especially with the addition of the white and hot sauces. Unlike Fahima’s curry chicken, which is more like a curry chicken stew with a thick sauce, NY Biryani Express’ version seemed like it most likely used a dried curry mix to cook the chicken. I could definitely taste the curry in the chicken, but it wasn’t very hot. Actually, the majority of the heat came from the hot sauce, which you can omit, so if you prefer the taste of curry minus the heat, this might just be for you.
Besides the obvious next cart to try, the Trini Paki Boys cart, any other carts or places that you think has a good chicken curry?
NY Biryani Express Cart, Southeast corner of 45th Street and 3rd Avenue