Beef panang curry – Chada Thai Cuisine

Beef panang curry - Chada Thai Cuisine
Sweet red curry with bell pepper, basil leaves and coconut milk. $8.95
Chada Thai Cuisine, Palm Springs CA

Meh, this panang curry was more yellow than I’m used to. They also added zucchini which wasn’t indicated on the menu description. It was also one of the most watery panang curries I’ve had. Another failure in my book…

Panang curry – Thai House Express

Panang curry - Thai House Express
Beef, onions and peanuts. $12
Thai House Express, San Francisco CA

This panang curry was on the salty side but I still liked the overall flavor of it. I just wish the slices of beef were less gristly and and a bit more tender.

Singha beer - Thai House Express
Singha beer. $5

Kang ka noon – Lotus of Siam

Kang ka noon - Lotus of Siam
Spicy young jack fruit curry. Northern-style curry base, fresh and dried spices, and chicken. $10.95
Lotus of Siam, Las Vegas NV

This curry was different from others I’ve tried. The young jack fruit had an interesting texture and flavor (I guess I’m used to sweetened jack fruit in syrup). It was pretty refreshing though, but I wish that had delivered the spiciness that the menu description promised.

Side of rice - Lotus of Siam
Side of rice.

Curry tonkatsu – Wasabi Bistro

Curry tonkatsu - Wasabi Bistro
Fried pork cutlet with curry, vegetables and rice. With additional tempura side. $12
Wasabi Bistro, San Francisco CA

Japanese curries can be really rich and heavy, but this dish was nice and balanced. I liked the addition of the vegetables to help neutralize the richness of the curry sauce and fried pork. And you can’t say no to pickled daikons!

Tempura - Wasabi Bistro
Fried shrimp and assorted vegetables.

Sutro Tower
Sutro Tower as the fog rolls in, Castro.

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.