Their foods are often so distinctly different, it's easy to forget that China and India share a border. But when Chinese immigrants started moving to India, the flavors of each cuisine began to combine into a hybrid cuisine that remains popular in India to this day.
Chinese Mirch is a growing chain of American restaurants devoted to Indo-Chinese cuisine. It started in New York and has spread to Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey, with locations planned for California, Texas and Virginia. The Edgewater franchise opened in August in the strip mall also home to Trader Joe's, and it is the chain's first to offer a dumpling menu and bar where the treats are prepared. Pork and beef are not served, concessions to those with Muslim and Hindu beliefs. Dishes considered spicy are ranked from one to three stars, with three the hottest.
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