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Egg-O-Holic - Indian egg dishes in River West (& Schaumburg)
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  • Post #61 - April 15th, 2019, 2:38 pm
    Post #61 - April 15th, 2019, 2:38 pm Post #61 - April 15th, 2019, 2:38 pm
    I think lachko (with toast) and the anda masala sandwich are the must gets. Both provide something you can't get anywhere else in Chicago. Lachko is so unique in texture and flavor and the anda masala is the rare good egg salad sandwich outside of a Japanese convenience store.
  • Post #62 - April 21st, 2019, 8:51 pm
    Post #62 - April 21st, 2019, 8:51 pm Post #62 - April 21st, 2019, 8:51 pm
    Lava Paneer Pulav 2.jpg Lava Paneer Pulav

    Adding myself to the growing list of fans. Went to the Chicago location tonight and had the Lachko, the Egg Curry (Shredded boiled eggs cooked in a garlic based tomato gravy A.K.A Surti Kheemo), and the Lava Paneer Pulav (Rice made with Paneer,spicy gravy and garnished with cheese). Already making plans to return.
  • Post #63 - June 13th, 2019, 3:45 pm
    Post #63 - June 13th, 2019, 3:45 pm Post #63 - June 13th, 2019, 3:45 pm
    Just a reminder that this place exists — and is awfully quiet on weekdays. As an extra incentive, the anda masala now comes with... potato chips! Also, you now order at the counter instead of at your table.

    If I worked downtown, I’d eat here once a week.
  • Post #64 - June 13th, 2019, 3:57 pm
    Post #64 - June 13th, 2019, 3:57 pm Post #64 - June 13th, 2019, 3:57 pm
    cilantro wrote:Just a reminder that this place exists — and is awfully quiet on weekdays. As an extra incentive, the anda masala now comes with... potato chips! Also, you now order at the counter instead of at your table.

    If I worked downtown, I’d eat here once a week.

    I noticed that they swapped out the sauce on the Anda Masala Sandwich, too. It used to be served with ketchup packets, now it's a house-made, slightly-tangier-than-ketchup sauce served in a plastic portion cup. It has a nice little zip.

    I've typically ordered at the counter but have found that if we want to augment during the meal, that can be done from the table, as there are always staff coming by to see if we want anything else, etc.

    I'm almost grateful I don't live/work closer. This is some seriously rich food that I find almost impossible to resist.

    =R=
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  • Post #65 - June 13th, 2019, 4:27 pm
    Post #65 - June 13th, 2019, 4:27 pm Post #65 - June 13th, 2019, 4:27 pm
    Glad this got bumped. Reminds me I owe a post about what I'm now comfortable is saying is my favorite Indian restaurant. After being completely wowed by my small sampling on my first visit - the first time I've ever truly been wowed by Indian food despite my efforts to seek out that kind of reaction - I recruited some real ordering power to see if I agreed with my first impression.

    I was able to try 13 dishes and while the Lachko remains my #1 (and really I can't understand anyone having a different favorite), the whole menu makes me happy. Some highlights:

    ImageLachko

    ImageBoil tikka (okay, this one I'd accept as someone's favorite over the lachko without passing judgment)

    ImageFull garlic fry

    ImageFloating omelet

    ImageCheese Katori

    We also tried three of the sandwiches, a wrap, and a handful of other plates. Not a dud in the bunch. I do wish they'd stop with the incredibly wasteful disposable plates and silverware, but with apologies to the planet and its future inhabitants, I'm ready to go back to Egg-O-Holic yesterday.
  • Post #66 - June 14th, 2019, 9:28 am
    Post #66 - June 14th, 2019, 9:28 am Post #66 - June 14th, 2019, 9:28 am
    The last time I was there I tried the Masala Fry. I want to try the Garlic Fry next and compare. I also ordered their Paneer Lajavab to go. Although it is good, I will stick with the Egg based dishes from now on as Paneer dishes (although not his exact thing) is something that can be had at other places.

    While I was there, the place had maybe two or three customers who ate in. Many, many take-out orders were serviced though. And the guy running the place told me that they have applied for a Liquor License, which is a good idea; as this food is basically the "La Pasadita"/Tamale Guy food for post-pub munchies in India.

    The Cricket World Cup is on right now, so I got to watch some replays. Again, this is just a personal thing; but I am really glad that I KNOW there is a place I can go to in the City where there will be Cricket playing. :-)

    Between this and Kaybee's on Division and Halsted; I really don't need to go to Devon. I have been reading about a newish more upscale place on Chicago called Vajra that sounds interesting. Anyone been to that yet? There has been a rash of more inventive Indian places in Chicago recently that have been announced/opened. Rooh, Thattu, Grand Trunk Road, Superkhana INTL. Along with the already good/inventive Mango Pickle and Vermilion, it looks like a good time to try desi stuff.
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