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by Pamela Silvestri, food editor and critic, Staten Island Advance

Taste of India II
287 New Dorp Ln., nr. Edison St.; 718-987-4700
“The restaurant shuttles to every corner of the island, generally within 45 minutes. The food is consistent, and the orders always accurate.”
What to order: Basmati-rice pilaf, $5.95; Tandoori mixed grill, $15.95

Bay House Asian Bistro
574 Bay St., at Union Pl.; 718-715-9539
“Sushi selections are straightforward—nothing crazy or gourmet—and the vegan and Thai dishes are always fresh and enjoyable.”
What to order: Bay House roll, $9

Cafe Milano
401 Forest Ave., nr. Walbrooke Ave.; 718-720-1313
“Milano’s carries really good whole-wheat-crusted pies and wraps with generous veggies and fresh, not canned, mushrooms.”
What to order: Mozzarella-basil-and- tomato pizza, $18.75


by Baron Ambrosia, host, Bronx Flavor

Siam Square
564 Kappock St., nr. Netherland Ave., Riverdale; 718-432-8200
“The chile-tamarind-marinated flank steak will make you want to slap the chef for making you feel so vulnerable.”
What to order: Tiger Cries grilled marinated flank steak, $19.95

Cozy Cottage
4105 Boston Rd., nr. Provost Ave., Eastchester; 718-882-3040
“Home to the original Baron Ambrosia sandwich—a monstrous pile of brisket topped with Swiss cheese and scrambled egg, plus a steamy bowl of brown gravy for slow dipping. Great for couples trying to reconnect.”
What to order: Baron Ambrosia sandwich, $5.95

Coconut Palm Bar & Grill
2407 Westchester Ave., nr. Zerega Ave., Westchester Sq.; 718-597-8700
“Having traditional Guyanese specialties just a phone call away is one of the reasons the Bronx is such a magical place.”
What to order: Jerk-chicken fried rice, $7.50

Compiled by Christine Whitney and Elien Becque.


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