Chinese Food Indian Flavors
Loosely translated Chinese Mirch means spicy Chinese food. It is born of the energy of two distinct cultures- Chinese & Indian- as a result of the cultural coalition that took place thousands of years back when Chinese immigrants moved to neighboring India to seek new opportunities. The cultural phenomenon launched a culinary coup where Indian herbs and spices meet a blend of Cantonese, Hakka and Szechuan style cooking.The result is an explosion of flavor, sometimes bold and fiery, but always a delight to the senses. The names of dishes sometimes sound strange- Gobi Manchurian, Mirch 65 , Hyderabadi Chili Chicken... but the experience is divinely satisfying.
A third generation restaurateur, Vik Lulla trained in the family business in Bangalore, India, from the age of 16. Here, he acquired knowledge, skill, and a love for the art of cooking. Vik and his wife, Sienam, moved to New York and opened Chinese Mirch in 2003, the first of its kind, in the highly competitive restaurant arena of Manhattan. In creating the menu, Vik adapted and recreated many classic Indian Chinese dishes while developing new recipes based on fresh local ingredients. Sienam having traveled extensively as a result of her work in the fashion industry developed a love for food and global flavors. With a family background in banking dinner table conversations gave her a strong foundation in math & accounting- a must have skill to survive in the tough restaurant industry.
Fresh, Natural & Artfully Prepared
We are unwavering in our insistence on the highest quality ingredients and raw products. We are committed to using the freshest, most healthful, minimally processed meats and produce available.
The five things you should know about Chinese Mirch
- Virtually everything we offer is made from scratch, daily and cooked to order.
- Our food is free of MSG and any artificial additives or preservatives.
- We use vegetarian base in our vegetarian dishes, not chicken or fish stock.
- All our food is prepared in 100% pure, cholesterol free, zero trans-fat vegetable oil.
- We constantly think of our impact on the environment, we even use take-out bags that are made from recycled materials.