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News: Iftar at Mirchi Cafe in Fremont
Mirchi Cafe occupies the back corner of a strip mall set far back from the street. It bills itself as Indo-Pak fusion cuisine. The flat screen TV was tuned to Pakistani sports and the walls are decorated with photos of the subcontinent. Most of the families around me were chowing on (halal) hamburgers, cheesesteaks, french fries, milkshakes, pizza, scampi, and pasta. more…

News: THE F WORD Fusion Cuisine With A California Twist: Lisa Tsering tastes Fusion Indian food in Northern California, where it is evolving its own inimitable style and flavor.
The trend of Indian fusion cuisine may have gotten its start a continent away on the East Coast, but leave it to some talented California chefs to discover new directions. In California, it’s not all haute, either. Budget diners can find Pakistani-spiced burgers and pizza and even Punjabi burritos, while those ready for a more upscale dining experience can savor lobster and pea dosas or Muscovy duck breast with dal. more…

News: Ital-American Indo-Pakistani Fremont’s Mirchi may be the East Bay’s ultimate hyphenated restaurant.
If you can imagine some parallel universe where the Sbarro fast-food pizza chain came straight out of Punjab, you’d pretty much get Mirchi. On a recent afternoon a group of women sat around a table at the Fremont restaurant, as their kids seemed mesmerized by cricket highlights flashing across the restaurant’s big-screen TV. more…