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How can I make a CHINESE curry.

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VictorianSqualor Fri 18-Jul-08 11:35:17

As in one that tastes like it is from the Chinese takeaway?
Without (this is the hard bit) going to the shop and buying anything I don't already have in, or is really easy to pick (easy like, have in the local corner shop, as it's miles away to go to the nearest supermarket).

For starters, I do not have curry paste, except thai red curry paste.

slim22 Fri 18-Jul-08 12:09:08

never heard of chinese curry...await recipe

FluffyMummy123 Fri 18-Jul-08 12:09:23

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fryalot Fri 18-Jul-08 12:10:15

bisto do a "chip shop curry" powder, tis like gravy granules and tastes quite like Chinese curry.

slim22 - have you never got a curry from the Chinese takeaway?

VictorianSqualor Fri 18-Jul-08 12:12:38

But then I have to go and buy the cook book.
I can't right now.
I've been watching that bloody BBC2 'How to cook chinese' and she hasn't done curryangry

(I know how to do chow mein now though..)

Squonk, it tastes nowt like proper curry!shock

FluffyMummy123 Fri 18-Jul-08 12:13:14

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VictorianSqualor Fri 18-Jul-08 12:14:09

Have you had curry sauce from the chinese cod?

fryalot Fri 18-Jul-08 12:14:21

VS - it does if you put LOADS of the granules in.

Anyway, twas just an idea


taipo Fri 18-Jul-08 12:15:59

I really like Chinese curry.

Don't know how to make it though.

OverMyDeadBody Fri 18-Jul-08 12:16:31

do a google search for Ken Hom recipes.

What you want is a chinese stir fry, rather than curry.

Hang on a tick I'll see what I can find...

OverMyDeadBody Fri 18-Jul-08 12:18:22

oh... you want chip shop curry sauce? That's a differnet matter. I suggest the granules as squonk said.

taipo Fri 18-Jul-08 12:22:23

Here's a recipe for curry sauce. Looks easy enough.

IHadABetterNameButYouStoleIt Fri 18-Jul-08 12:25:43

i had this problem when i was making chicken fried rice and my oh wanted curry sauce with it!

i just bought the colmans curry sauce mix and he was happy with that!

slim22 Fri 18-Jul-08 12:34:36

never ever had one!

stir fry I know.
I live in Asia, here's the basic recipe

fry garlic/ginger in oil, add meat and sear on high heat, add veg, add oyster sauce or black bean sauce, add spring onion and chili if you like and serve.

Takes 5 mn tops

OverMyDeadBody Fri 18-Jul-08 12:37:38

only in Enlgand do you get Chinese curry sauce grin

slim22 Fri 18-Jul-08 12:44:58


VictorianSqualor Fri 18-Jul-08 13:24:39

I might just get curry sauce from the Chinese and add it to my meat and veg.

cocolepew Fri 18-Jul-08 13:27:06

You can buy Chinese curry sauce from my butcher. Might be a bit of a trek, though.

Teuch Fri 18-Jul-08 13:28:56

they tend to make it from a concentrate anyway, which I think you need to get from a chinese supermarket.

I love chinese curry sauce - I don't think it is actually called 'curry' in chinese but I know plenty of chinese people who make it at home and eat it!

Teuch Fri 18-Jul-08 13:29:32

and, no...if it is chinese curry sauce you want, a stir fry just aint gonna do it grin

VictorianSqualor Fri 18-Jul-08 13:33:15

My thoughts exactly Teuch, it ain't stir fry!

Lol coco, just a little one.

Teuch Fri 18-Jul-08 13:36:54

Have a nosy round the back of the takeaway next time you are there...there should be lots of large empty tubs of concentrate!! grin

Then you could find a supplier and your off!!

yorkiegal Fri 18-Jul-08 16:58:27

Ages ago was a thread on something like this and this chinese supermarket was recommended to order from bookmarked it to buy and never got round to it will do.
chinese supermarket

VictorianSqualor Fri 18-Jul-08 17:08:30

Oooh thanks yorkiegal, I'm going to grab some sauce from the chinese for today but that'll def come in handy.

VictorianSqualor Fri 18-Jul-08 17:10:45

Oooh thanks yorkiegal, I'm going to grab some sauce from the chinese for today but that'll def come in handy.

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