Parchayi and me were both excited to hear that Masala Wok, an Indian Chinese chain opened up in Herndon. We’ve been missing Indian Chinese food anywhere close by and last weekend while we visited a friend in Northern VA, we paid a visit to Masala Wok.
I ordered the Masala Wok Spicy (description – Paneer stir fried in a zesty szechuan sauce), which turned out to be a shocking pink strange looking curry with Paneer and a mismatched collection of vegetables not even close to the szechuan sauce that we are accustomed to as Indian Chinese. Once I overcame the gross misuse of food coloring, I tried it and it was really bad. So I can’t recommend this dish at all.
Parchayi ordered the Ginger Masala – Chicken seasoned with spices cooked in ginger sauce – which looked better and tasted slightly better than mine but I would call it mediocre at best.
Our friend ordered the Biryani and that was average according to him. He recommends visiting Curry N Kabob for the best Biryani in the DC area and I have to agree. Curry N Kabob has fantastic food.
To the owners of Masala Wok, may I recommend a visit to Seattle to try out Inchin’s Bamboo Garden in Redmond to eat some real Indian Chinese.