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Patak's sauces - Are they REALLY made in the UK? - My curry still tastes inferior?

Old Oct 18th 2011, 12:16 am
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I was both surprised and pleased to find Patak's products in Coles. It says it's made in the UK and it looks the same. Is there something wrong with Australian rice and / or Australian chicken. Why does it not taste like a proper Pommie curry?
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I was both surprised and pleased to find Patak's products in Coles. It says it's made in the UK and it looks the same. Is there something wrong with Australian rice and / or Australian chicken. Why does it not taste like a proper Pommie curry?
Because by definition, you're in Australia. ???

I cheat with Pataks and have no issues with the taste whatsoever. I think you're just weird.
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I use Pataks all the time - love it.
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I use Patak's all the time too and never have a problem. Add fresh veggies (tomatoes, peppers, onions for a good Madras, spinach & chick peas works really well too)....
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Chuck a bit of fresh coriander in at the last minute . . . taste sensation.
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Chuck a bit of fresh coriander in at the last minute . . . taste sensation.
A little natural yogurt swirled on the top with coriander...
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Originally Posted by TiddlyPom View Post
A little natural yogurt swirled on the top with coriander...
a little coconut milk works well too
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Make sure you get the paste, not the sauce.
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Default Re: Patak's sauces - Are they REALLY made in the UK? - My curry still tastes inferior

Originally Posted by spartacus View Post
Chuck a bit of fresh coriander in at the last minute . . . taste sensation.
Definitely add coriander - that's a must. I also add a few cloves, bay leaves, curry leaves, cardamon pods and coriander seeds (fry in ghee for 5 minutes for aromatic infusion). Try a quick stir of cream at the end as well - that yums it up nicely.
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and if your using the paste i use double the amount it says on the jar.....
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Only Poms could get excited by packaged curry sauce.

The freeze-dried, pre-packed, pre-prepared, frozen food nation.

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Only Poms could get excited by packaged curry sauce.

The freeze-dried, pre-packed, pre-prepared, frozen food nation.
Excited? What gives you that idea?

Pre-packed? I've not been to South Africa... you mean you don't have pre-packed food over there? Awesome.
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Excited? What gives you that idea?

Pre-packed? I've not been to South Africa... you mean you don't have pre-packed food over there? Awesome.
Curry paste is just a handy labour saving device. It takes yonks (and would be very pricey due to all the herbs) to prepare it yourself.

Ever had a troll vindaloo?
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Excited? What gives you that idea?

Pre-packed? I've not been to South Africa... you mean you don't have pre-packed food over there? Awesome.
This thread.

I was 30 when I left SA - I had never cooked a meal. Ever.
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Originally Posted by Turban Explorer View Post
Ever had a troll vindaloo?
If you want to start name calling then carry on.

I am extremely immature, and therefore very good at responding.

Your call.

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