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To believe I was served the worst curry ever in the history of curries both foreign and domestic?

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Cailinsalach Fri 03-May-13 21:37:12

I went to a "gastro" (hmmm makes me laugh) pub for lunch and ordered a chicken curry. It arrived, no naan, no poppadoms, nothing to add to the general curry experience. The plate held just rice and lumps of chicken in what looked like thick gravy. Nothing in this gravy other than big lumps of chicken. There was a slight aroma of curry the same way a Mills and Boon novel describes the subtle scent of jasmine wafting by on a breeze.

I hid my initial disapointment by sobbing quietly into my napkin. But I nearly choked when I tasted the sauce. It was bisto slightly flavoured with curry and a shed load of sugar. It tasted like brown curry custard. It was fecking horrid.

I couldnt eat it and the waitress asked what was the problem. I told her it was the sugar. She said maybe the chef had put too much in!

Sugar? Is it me?

desertgirl Fri 03-May-13 21:38:58

eww. sounds horrible. though quite possibly waitress has no clue what goes into either their curry or a normal one....

quoteunquote Fri 03-May-13 21:40:23

You should of sent it back, and ordered something else.

always ask if the chef tasted it, then ask the chef's name.

oh and write a review on trip advisor, so no one else waste their money.

DribbleWiper Fri 03-May-13 21:41:25

Yeuch. Sounds grim. Why would there be sugar involved? Did they give you your money back?

SorrelForbes Fri 03-May-13 21:44:45

Sounds awful. I went for a curry in a village in N. Devon a couple of years ago with DH and the In-Laws. We all ordered different dishes but when they came out each one was the colour of Chicken Korma and tasted of tomato ketchup. Very odd.

Cailinsalach Fri 03-May-13 21:46:09

They didnt charge.

But I had no curry. None. I was sans curry.

Perhaps I could sue for emotional damage. When Judge Judy hears my case and factors in the lack of naans and poppadoms..... I will get at least 5k. More maybe?

domesticslattern Fri 03-May-13 21:49:19

Sorry OP but this is the worst curry in history. A takeaway 'lamb' curry recently analysed in London and found to contain meat – but it was not lamb, not pork, nor was it chicken or beef. Not horse, and not goat either. “At this moment, the lab is unable to identify exactly which animal this meat came from."


Smellslikecatspee Fri 03-May-13 21:52:15


In a curry?

God forfiend, never.

Smellslikecatspee Fri 03-May-13 21:53:24

Sorry re: spelling

IneedAsockamnesty Fri 03-May-13 21:54:16

Well I will confess to once trying to make a curry from Brussel sprouts and parsnips

According to my dd (who has never let me live it down) that was the worst curry.

SorrelForbes Fri 03-May-13 21:55:41

Sprout curry. The house must have been very fragrant the next day.

Honsandrevels Fri 03-May-13 22:03:09

The worst curry ever was my mum's Sunday lunch curry. Leftover roast meal - grey meat, roast potatoes, carrots, broccoli and even yorkshire pudding chopped with kitchen scissors into a bubbling jar of korma sauce. It was the texture as much as anything <shudder>.

Feckadeck Fri 03-May-13 22:05:15

Sounds disgusting. My OH is the curry "king" (self-titled) and would have been disgusted - no nann, no popadoms, gravy curry bolk. Give them the review they deserve.

ps: sugar can be added to curry. You are suppose to add a tiny pinch so brighten the spices flavours or something (I am no cook OH does it!) obviously you are not suppose to actually taste the sugar in any way!!

whatamardarse Fri 03-May-13 22:24:44

honsan that sounds amazing! grin

IneedAsockamnesty Fri 03-May-13 22:27:22


Are you my daughter?

IneedAsockamnesty Fri 03-May-13 22:28:03

Sorrel nobody actually ate it.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 03-May-13 22:29:31

Thai curry can have a bit of palm sugar, but it would be obvious if it was a Thai curry!

PaWithABra Fri 03-May-13 23:55:39

i just had the best curry ever...

I have lived and travelled extensively in india and pakistan and after over 10 years living in brighton I have finally found 'curry' up to the standard one would hope for.

Oh Joy is mine

(chilli pickle / chilli pickle canteen if you want a fix)

ComposHat Sat 04-May-13 02:28:42

I never ever order a Curry frpm anywhere other than a decent Indian restaurant, I always give them a wide berth in pubs etc.

I won't eat a Balti outside the Midlands as they alwats seem to bollocks them up.

FairPhyllis Sat 04-May-13 05:45:57

Sorry OP but I had the worst curry in history in an Irish pub in Boston (eating curry in the US, in an Irish pub - yes I know that was a terrible decision).

PetiteRaleuse Sat 04-May-13 05:51:42

All my worst curries have been in Paris. I know Paris isn't the go to place for curries but in my defense I lived there for several years and tried several restaurants who described themselevs as Indian.

The absolute worst was ironically in the restaurant everyone says is the best, and was a chicken balti, with no chicken, lots of cauliflower and carrots, no taste of tomato and nothing that I could ever idenetify as being a balti. My friend ordered a korma and it came with a glacé cherry on the top like some weird gloopy meat based mishapen cupcake.

HoneyDragon Sat 04-May-13 05:53:04

See. You had your warning.

Gastro Pub means

Welcome. We only have a microwave and a deep fat fryer

Thumbtack Sat 04-May-13 06:13:33

Totally agree with ComposHat - If you want a curry, get it from an Indian restaurant. Most Gastro pubs and pub chains will have gotten the curry from a jar and perhaps added sugar and a few peices of chicken and peppers.

Shame you missed out on your meal though sad

EugenesAxe Sat 04-May-13 06:38:09

I think you could well have. I had an awful curry once but it was at least cooked from scratch and showed willing; it just tasted of fuck all. We all felt bitchy guilty about the experience (we had all been invited to the house of this co-worker) in the cab home... one of us dubbed it a 'blandoori' and we all fell about.

Trazzletoes Sat 04-May-13 06:56:13

Oh good god Raleuse NEVER eat a curry in. France! I remember the one and only Asian restaurant in Lyons advertising their menu: chicken in curry sauce, lamb in curry sauce, beef in curry sauce...

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