It was mildly raining in Manhattan that day, so while I wait for it to stop and my friend to come, I decided to go to Hampton Chutney Co. (Or just Hampton Chutney, lol), at 82nd and Amsterdam.
I got introduced to this place by my guardian (not the chef nor the yogi, the Italian). It was love at first bite!
Hampton Chutney basically sells Indian food, but only the wrapped ones, I think. They have dossas, uttapams, sandwiches, and some cakes. I guess they’re sort of a fast food but healthy restaurant. Their concept is kind of like a fast food restaurant too, because we’re supposed to order at the cashier, put our names with the orders, and once they’re done they would shout our names out and deliver the food to us. FUN!
In case you don’t know what dossas and uttapams are, I’m gonna give you a short info right here. Dossa is (I got this from the menu) light, crispy, sour-dough made from rice and lentils. The dossa will be filled with a food combination. Uttapams is the same rice-lentil batter made into an open-faced pancake topped with any food combination.
I ordered the dossa with curry chutney chicken, spinach, and balsamic roasted onions, with mango and peanut (YAYAYAYAY!) chutneys, and together with a cup of mango lassi. The total was 17 something dollars.
I like this thing with the peanut chutney more because the mango was too sour for the combination. The dossa and filling itself was full of flavor already, so together with the mango chutney, it was too much. There were little pieces of plain dossas on my tray and that mixed with the mango chutney was REALLY GOOD. You can see from the picture (sorry for the quality, I forgot to bring my camera that day so I used my phone) that the food looks really big, but it wasn’t actually a lot. It was fulfilling, but not so much that you wanna barf. Basically just a little over fulfilling, but not reaching I-can’t-walk-because-I’m-too-full. Yea…
I would totally bring my friends and family here if they visit NY, cos the food and the concept is just interesting. I don’t see a lot of Indian wrapped food around, so it’s quite unique.
What else? The mango lassi was just like a normal mango lassi. I think a little more sour than what I usually have, but was okay. I would order it again just because I love mangoes :D
I guess that’s it. See you next time!!