Lamb Curry and Lentil Sambusas Are the Dishes We're Digging This Week

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Laura Shunk
Our edible escapades this week took us up to the Bronx and out into Brooklyn with stops in Manhattan in between. We were particularly enamored of noodles -- they were tucked into a curry, swimming in a bowl of ramen, and covered in spicy red sauce. We also found a steak tartare worth loving and an Ethiopian dumpling we're continuing to crave.

Steak tartara Piemontese at Locanda Verde, 377 Greenwich Street, 212-925-3797
Several years into this Andrew Carmellini restaurant's Tribeca run, you still need a nighttime reservation -- the spot is consistently packed, and it's hard to nab even a bar stool. But go for a late lunch, we learned, and you'll have no trouble landing a table. And you'll still be able to get into the steak tartara, a heap of silken beef studded with hazelnuts and imbued with earthy truffle topped with a quail egg and a slice of crispy guanciale. Split it with your table, or have it for lunch -- it's substantial. --Laura Shunk

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King Noodle via Facebook
Lamb curry at King Noodle, 1045 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-456-6543
This neon-infused den of debauchery is known for serving uber-hip stoner food, often combining noodles and low-brow, proprietary ingredients like Doritos and Spam. But the lamb noodle curry is something else altogether: Wide noodles come dressed in thick coconut curry with a generous serving of mildly-musky braised lamb and long strips of sweet red pepper. Topped with bean sprouts and fresh herbs, this dish is far classier than its surroundings, and it's worth a trip even if you don't have the munchies. --Hannah Palmer Egan

Location Info

Locanda Verde

377 Greenwich St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

King Noodle

1045 Flushing Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Bunna Cafe

1084 Flushing Ave., ,

Category: Restaurant


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