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how many of you curry lovers have had british army curry. for me nothing else hits the spot. royal marines the same.

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how many of you curry lovers have had british army curry. for me nothing else hits the spot. royal marines the same.

Well I can say I never had, because I am not british :o

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... or to hide the taste of meat that has already started to rot ...

You silly racist.

a challenge Sir ! I believe the British Army were involved with curries in india during their early days there, specifically as the curry ingredients did actually stop bad meat from getting worse and it remained edible.

Of course if they had refs in those days things may have been different

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Try going to the area in bangkok were all the indians live, dont know where it is myself but passed through it a few years ago on a bus, for a minute i thought i was in india or back in the UK. Maybe someone knows which area of bangkok it is so they can post it on here

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The way Brits talk about curry (as if only they know what is a good curry) reminds me of how Americans talk about pizza. Funny that. Signed, an American who loves curry, bloody INDIAN curry.

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American pizza is the best (and maybe Melbourne pizza) and British curry is the best. Indian curry is not bad though. :o

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The way Brits talk about curry (as if only they know what is a good curry) reminds me of how Americans talk about pizza. Funny that. Signed, an American who loves curry, bloody INDIAN curry.

Most of the "indian" curries have infact originated in the UK. for example, tikka masala, balti, the list goes on.

Having spent over 9 months in india i can tell you that a curry in the UK is better than curry in india! unless your in goa that is!

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The best Indian food I have ever had is in Silicon Valley California USA. Real Indian curries made with prime ingredients, cooked for India's elite engineers and high tech executives and entrepreneurs, who work en masse there. Nothing British about it. My Indian friends there used to tell me the food there was better than they were used to in India, and I guess I will take their word for it. And yes I have been to well reviewed Indian places in the UK and there was no comparison, the Californian was better. The balti is very great stuff though and obviously popularized in the UK, I will give you that. I have not been to India and don't wish to go so much, but I remember an old saying, the further you get from India, the better the Indian food. As the Indian food in Pattaya is so poor, clearly Thailand isn't far enough (though there is great Indian in Bangkok, ha ha).

On second thought, the Indian food in Malaysia and Singapore ain't chopped liver either. They seem to do a very bold version of biryani, hard to find elsewhere (perhaps also India).

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i must admit i do crave a good vindahloo from time to time, maybe i should check out the curry houses in bangkok.

Vindhaloo spicey? no! its a myth, thai food is hotter!

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And yes I have been to well reviewed Indian places in the UK and there was no comparison, the Californian was better.

They probably used the same New York water that makes New York pizzas and bagels the best in the world. :o

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There are a bunch of pretty good Indian food/curry restaurants in the lower Sukhumvit area of BKK...

Nearby is the Villa Market on Suk Soi 11.... I can't say 100%, but I'm pretty sure I've seen Indian curry makings on the shelves there... There's a big Indian community living/working nearby.

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American pizza is the best (and maybe Melbourne pizza) and British curry is the best. Indian curry is not bad though.

Barbarian!!! Get thee to either i) Dulios, off Sukhumvit or ii) Scoozies, at Crystal Park on Lad Prao road for a wood-fired totally non-american and most excellent pizza!!!!!

As for curries, you can forget that bottled Patak stuff. You need to find some genuine Indian cooks, wandering the streets in the Indian section of Old Siam is pretty good (and amazingly cheap), or try Himalayachacha (spelling not quite right), several branches but the one near the Emporium is best.

PS: Australian pizza is crap too.

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There are a bunch of pretty good Indian food/curry restaurants in the lower Sukhumvit area of BKK...

Nearby is the Villa Market on Suk Soi 11.... I can't say 100%, but I'm pretty sure I've seen Indian curry makings on the shelves there... There's a big Indian community living/working nearby.

Yes, but let's try to be specific.

Mrs Balbir's, just off the Sukhumvit end of soi 11 is absolutely excellent, India Hut (somewhere a long way away, sorry I forget) was very good a few months back and Himali Cha Cha (closer to correct spelling I think) a few years back - superb!

Has anyone any comments on Rang Mahal, that Very expensive one in a 5 star Bkk hotel? Looking at prices I could only afford their Sunday buffet and I've seldom been in Bkk on a Sunday! So I compensate with their frozen range in Rimping supermarkets up here in Chiang Mai.

And here, restaurant-wise, it has to be Royal India (200m from Thapae Gate) or Le Spice in the Night Bazaar.

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After many years here in Pattaya, missing a curry after a good beer session, I make my own.

Rice is dead easy.

Nan bread: three for 24 baht: Friendship Supermarket, South Pattaya Road.

The Curry

I make a sauce about twice a month and freeze it in six portions (plastic bag) then as and when required defrost and add selected ingredients, beef, chicken, or vegetables. Also throw in a couple of sliced tomatoes then simmer for a while.

The main curry sauce is mainly pureed onions, all the different spices and a bit of fat and I think most importantly a stick of this (see photograph).

Available in Friendship Supermarket: Hot/Medium/Mild

It takes a bit of experimentation, but now I have it perfected.

Good luck!

Photograph courtesy of Libya 115 © 2008

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