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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 · 03/05/2013 21:37

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?

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desertgirl · 03/05/2013 21:38

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


quoteunquote · 03/05/2013 21:40

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 · 03/05/2013 21:41

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


SorrelForbes · 03/05/2013 21:44

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 · 03/05/2013 21:46

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?

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domesticslattern · 03/05/2013 21:49

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 · 03/05/2013 21:52


In a curry?

God forfiend, never.


Smellslikecatspee · 03/05/2013 21:53

Sorry re: spelling


IneedAsockamnesty · 03/05/2013 21:54

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 · 03/05/2013 21:55

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


Honsandrevels · 03/05/2013 22:03

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 .


Feckadeck · 03/05/2013 22:05

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 · 03/05/2013 22:24

honsan that sounds amazing! Grin


IneedAsockamnesty · 03/05/2013 22:27


Are you my daughter?


IneedAsockamnesty · 03/05/2013 22:28

Sorrel nobody actually ate it.


OhYouBadBadKitten · 03/05/2013 22:29

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


PaWithABra · 03/05/2013 23:55

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 · 04/05/2013 02:28

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 · 04/05/2013 05:45

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 · 04/05/2013 05:51

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 · 04/05/2013 05:53

See. You had your warning.

Gastro Pub means

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


Thumbtack · 04/05/2013 06:13

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 · 04/05/2013 06:38

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 · 04/05/2013 06:56

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...


cogitosum · 04/05/2013 06:58

The worst curry I've ever had was actually on brick lane. It was basically chicken in tomato purée.

Not sure why they'd be loads if sugar in a curry!

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