After a mouth-scorching meal in Curry Hill, I always crave something sweet, something intensely sweet to counter the fire burning in my belly. My favorite Indian sweets are jalebis. At Curry in a Hurry, these sticky saffron-hued coils of fried batter are crispy on the outside and soaked with sugary syrup on the inside. Sold by the pound, around eight to ten jalebis — more than a sane person can eat in one sitting — will cost you about $2.38 ($7/pound). Jalebis are great paired with a cup of hot masala chai, but I gobbled these down with a disgusting chai latte at the Starbucks in the Union Square Barnes & Nobles because the BF wanted to read. The things you do for love.
And speaking of cheap eats, for those who haven’t heard (where have you been?!! ), I’m contributing as a “Dictator” on Citysearch’s lookbook site called 3 Buck Bites. A cross between Yelp and Tastespotting, with the mindset of Cheap Ass Food, the site focuses on food $3.99 and less. Some of my posts on 3 Buck Bites will be based on those appearing here on Bionic Bites (tagged 3BB, such as this one) and others will be written specifically for 3 Buck Bites. Check it out and show the site some love. It’s an order! Or at least humor me and say that you did.
UPDATE (8/28/09): After a brief stint as a Guest Dictator at 3 Buck Bites, I realized I had too much going on in my life to keep contributing. In a perfect world, I would be paid to eat and travel the world, but alas, I’m a little worker bee in Midtown. I wish the best for 3BB.
UPDATE (1/17/2010): 3 Buck Bites folded late last year, but jalebis are still going strong.
Curry in a Hurry
119 Lexington Ave (betw 28th St. & 29th St.)
New York, NY 10016