Year of the Takeout Day 39: The Cottage

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Sietsema!

Malaysian Red Curry Tofu from the Cottage (33 Irving Place, 212-505-8600)

The lack of curry sauce is almost laughable in this $9 dish, though the potatoes add a unique -- and much-needed -- density.

After all, the plate, with its powdery gravy and spongy tofu, doesn't fully satisfy even a modest hunger.

Other dishes Year of the Takeout sampled with a friend didn't fare too much better.

And now we know: The free wine -- which we weren't offered -- really must be the best thing on the menu.


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