It’s no secret – Singaporeans love spicy food. Just look around and you’ll see fast food chains coming up with a new series of “super spicy burgers” or “red hot chicken”. Let’s not even count the restaurants that challenge diners with different levels of spiciness.
But, amidst the fads stands a dish that’s stood the test of time, and continues to remain popular among Singaporeans from all walks of life – curry.
Today, we’re taking you across continents and seeking out some of the most unique curries from across the globe.
India: Watermelon Curry
More commonly found in Rajasthan, this Indian curry makes it to our list for its sheer audacity and non-conformity. Who would have thought that using watermelon as a key ingredient in your curry would be a good idea? Apparently, the Indians have.
Thailand: Massaman Curry
Massaman is a southern Thai curry that looks a lot more similar to Indian curries, instead of the usual cuisine that Thailand is generally known for. Featuring potatoes, peanuts, five-spice powder and chicken or pork, this curry offers diners a wonderful combination of spice, full-bodied flavour and aromatic delight.
Jamaica: Goat Curry
If you’re planning a trip to Jamaica, you should include Jamaican Goat Curry in your list of must-try foods. The locals swear by this local classic, whose secret lies in the tenderness and flavour of the slow-cooked, tenderised goat meat that’s at the heart of this dish.
Japan: Japanese Curry
This curry may not win any prizes for its uninteresting name, but it does pack an interesting taste. Unlike its spicy counterparts, Japanese curry is mild on spice and heavy on flavour – and it goes incredibly well with rice and pickled vegetables. Serve with a simple helping of meat (chicken, pork or beef) and a bowl of miso soup to complete the meal.
Our Southeast Asian neighbours are well-known for their curries, and one of their most popular curries is the aromatic Gulai. Despite a long list of ingredients that includes meat – usually lamb, beef, or chicken – this is actually a relatively simple dish to prepare. And you can be sure that its thick, chunky texture and marvellous taste will have your diners asking for seconds!
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