Indian Heat In Suburban Strip Mall

Craig LaBan says its the Indian side of the menu that has the heat at Spice Indian Thai Bistro.

This is especially striking in a lesser-known specialty like chicken coondapur. Inspired by the south Indian port of Mangalore, the pique of red chiles in its sauce is softened by coconut milk infused with cumin, coriander, mustard seed, and the herbal lift of curry leaves. It’s a seductive brew for anyone whose Indian experiences have been limited to the more familiar northern Moghul flavors – tandoori-roasted meats and cream-enriched sauces – more typical in U.S. Indian restaurants.

Two Bells – Very Good

Spice Thai Indian Bistro [Philadelphia Inquirer]