Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Cold Drinks: Mango Lassi at Mirchi Wok
This is a fruit and yogurt, whipped into a shake and then cooled down with ice. The lassi is an Indian restaurant standard, and I can vouch for them at House of India, Akbar, Mango Grove and Mirchi Wok.
At the dinner table, the mango or the rose-flavored "sweet" lassi is a must-have for Mrs. HowChow. But I carried one out last month from Mirchi Wok as a lunchtime treat. I think all the local Indian joints will let you carry them out.
A lassi is thick. It's not the icy refreshment of water, but it's cool and substantial considering that you're sucking down yogurt. It's half of a meal, so it's worth the $4.
(Update: Mirchi Wok and Mango Grove relocated under the Mango Grove name to a spot off Dobbin Road. Click here for all the Mango Grove posts.)
This is Cold Drink Week. You want something cool, but you want something better than another soda. The Cold Drink Week posts offer house-made refreshment -- places that make their own drinks and let your carry them out.