I stumbled upon a new Indian restaurant in the Lower East side of Manhattan as I did my open house tours. The place is called The Masala Wala. The owner who hails from Calcutta, India has had 25 years of restaurant experience. They wanted to create this cafe as a tribute to the South-Asian (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and neighbors) street cuisine. Meaning, food sold in public market/street by vendors from a stall.
As I spoke to the store Manager, he explained that they had just opened 10 days ago. Upon seeing the photo of the featured dish, I decided to have lunch here. The price seemed very affordable and the presentation on the photo looked good.
|This little place packs a great curb-appeal on a busy street.|
|The Masala Wala also serves beer and wine. I did try their MasalaWala mango lassi. It's a yogurt drink with mango, rose, and salt.|
THE MASALA WALA
179 Essex Street
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