Paraiso curry chicken – Paraiso Grill

Paraiso curry chicken - Paraiso Grill
Delicious creamy coconut milk, curry to taste and vegetables. 250 PHP
Paraiso Grill, Boracay PHILIPPINES

I think it’s funny when menus say things like “curry to taste”, as if they would add curry not to taste. Perhaps it’s just poor translation but it’s cute. This dish was ok, I wasn’t blown away or even impressed really. I did like that there were plenty of vegetables.

Boracay sunset
Boracay sunset.

Duck curry – Duck Deli

Duck curry - Duck Deli
Cari vit. With potatoes, and served with fresh basil and French baguette. 75,000 VND
Duck Deli, Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM

Mmm, this duck curry was SO good. I actually loved all the bones and skin still attached to the duck. It’s so much more flavorful and fun to eat that way. And how can you deny the bread in Vietnam?! I definitely gained a few pounds on this trip.

Bitexco Financial Tower
Bitexco Financial Tower.

Chicken curry – Philippine Airlines

Chicken curry - Philippine Airlines
With rice, steamed vegetables, carrot and jicama salad, dinner roll, and red wine. Complimentary
Manila (MNL) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), Philippine Airlines

Meh, this dish wasn’t very good. The chicken curry tasted ok, but I didn’t like the verging-on-slimy texture of it. The carrot and jicama salad was different, and I think it had pieces of ham in it. It was decent. Thank god for free wine on international legs!

Driving from Manila
Driving from Manila to San Pablo City.

Jungle curry – Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine

Jungle curry - Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine
Kaeng pa. Thai country style curry (no coconut milk) with chicken, bell pepper, eggplant, bamboo shoots, mushroom and basil. $8.99
Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine, San Francisco CA

This was another curry first for me. It was almost like a soup instead of a curry. Is it just the spices that make a curry? Perhaps the term is too broad that it confuses me when I try a variety that is out of the ordinary. Anyway, this “soup” curry was delicious and very flavorful.

Michael A. and Hanna Naify Gallery
Michael A. and Hanna Naify Gallery, Legion of Honor.

Burmese style beef curry – Burma Superstar

Burmese style beef curry - Burma Superstar
Burma Superstar’s special curry. Beef braised until tender with potatoes and topped with cilantro. $13.75
Burma Superstar, San Francisco CA

I’m not actually sure what makes this curry Burmese. I really need to find out these distinctions. I’ve noticed that most of the time, Burmese food is pretty similar to Thai food. But this curry was more like a beef stew that a typical Southeast Asian curry that you might think of. Regardless, it was very tasty and super hearty. There was plenty of beef in there so we definitely got full. 🙂

Brown rice - Burma Superstar
Brown rice. $2

Picnic at the Presidio
Mini farmers market at Picnic at the Presidio.

Dungeness crab noodles – Revel

Dungeness crab noodles - Revel
Seaweed noodle, creme fraiche, spicy red curry, bok choy, cilantro. $16
Revel, Seattle WA

SO good! This was definitely another delicious and comforting dish from Revel. The seaweed noodles were delicious and the large chunks of dungeness crab were nice treats to find in every few spoonfuls. And the spicy red curry sauce brought everything together. Noms!

The Seattle Mural
The Seattle Mural, Paul Horiuchi, Mural Amphitheatre.

Chang Mai chicken curry egg noodles – Little Uncle

Chang Mai chicken curry egg noodles - Little Uncle
Khao soi gai. Made with their own coconut milk and curry paste, pickled mustard, fried shallots, red onion, lime, sprouts, fried noodles. $8.80
Little Uncle, Seattle WA

Wow, this was really tasty and I loved all the different textures and the curried broth was amazing. It was also cute that they give you the dried chili flakes and spices in the wax paper so you could add it to taste. The place is really just a pick-up window in the middle of the block with a couple benches along the wall. I really like it this way way though. It’s no frills, but the food is delicious!

Seattle Great Wheel

Seattle Great Wheel, Pier 57.

Pork dumpling – Revel

Pork dumpling - Revel
Green curry, coconut, basil. $9
Revel, Seattle WA

Mmm, another tasty dish from Revel. I loved the addition of green curry in the dumpling, you don’t see that very often. And the toasted coconut shavings made for a fun topping. We have SO many dumplings in San Francisco and they all start tasting similar especially if you’re at a dumpling restaurant, so I loved that these dumplings were out of the ordinary and delicious!

Abandoned tv
Abandoned tv, Ballard.

Roasted duck curry – Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine

Roasted duck curry - Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine
Red bell pepper, basil, coconut milk, ordered “hot”. $8.99
Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this was really tasty! I loved that the duck still had all its bones because they’re always more flavorful that way. I just wish there was more duck in there! The rich coconut curry was delicious and very filling.

Cartoon animal skeleton
Cartoon animal skeleton sidewalk stencil.

Chicken green curry – Tuk Tuk Noodle Bar

Chicken green curry - Tuk Tuk Noodle Bar
Spicy curry with green chilies, coconut milk, bamboo shoots, Thai aubergines and lime leaves. Set Menu A £11.80 per person
Tuk Tuk Noodle Bar, London ENGLAND

Yuck, this green curry was gross! It had a thick, gloppy consistency and was utterly unappetizing. There was also an odd bitter taste that I couldn’t figure out. Definitely one of the worst Thai curries I’ve tasted.

Piccadilly Circus
Video displays and neon signs, Piccadilly Circus.

Chicken curry madras – The Stockpot

Chicken curry madras - The Stockpot
Chicken and mixed vegetable curry over rice, served with chips, carrots and cabbage. Set menu £8.20
The Stockpot, London ENGLAND

Ugh, you call this curry! I was really disappointed in this dish because I know that London has amazing curry, but I guess I ordered it in the wrong place. Shame on me. This madras curry was really sad and didn’t have any of the authentic flavors I was looking for. The fries were good though, thank goodness for that!

Tower Bridge decoration
Decorative side fence railing, Tower Bridge.

Curry pan – Sandbox Bakery

Curry pan - Sandbox Bakery
Challah bread filled with curried ground beef. $3.75
Sandbox Bakery, San Francisco CA

Curry pan - Sandbox Bakery
I’ve had this a few times now, and this time around the curry bread was a little different. It used to be more flat and triangularly shaped. Now it has a more round shape. This is probably a good thing since it can accommodate more filling, but it has also increased in price. I like this pan, but I don’t think it’s amazing or special enough to be on the 7×7 Big Eat List.

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2011

Dolores Park
Dolores Park during SF Pride 2013.