Best Pickle New York 2010 - Namaste Dumpling Palace
Pickle backs were all the rage this year, but we prefer our pickles straight up. And there's perhaps no better place to get your fix than the Himalayan eatery Namaste Dumpling Palace, where the daikon and cucumber achar is a tart delight. The pile of vegetables is pungent, lubricated with mustard oil and dyed yellow with bitter-edged turmeric. Although the dish is intense, it's a bit sweeter and more refreshing than most Indian or Pakistani achar, making it delicious on its own, needing no partner.