Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA
Reload this Page >

Excellent Curry!

Excellent Curry!

Old Jul 29th 2005, 9:16 pm
  #1  
Arrogant ****
Thread Starter
 
dbj1000's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 4,323
dbj1000 has a reputation beyond reputedbj1000 has a reputation beyond reputedbj1000 has a reputation beyond reputedbj1000 has a reputation beyond reputedbj1000 has a reputation beyond reputedbj1000 has a reputation beyond reputedbj1000 has a reputation beyond reputedbj1000 has a reputation beyond reputedbj1000 has a reputation beyond reputedbj1000 has a reputation beyond reputedbj1000 has a reputation beyond repute
Thumbs up Excellent Curry!

I was going to pass on a recommendation to all my fellow Dallas/Plano expats for an absolutely wonderful curry place we just found... and then I discovered that it's also part of a national chain, so the recommendation applies to residents of various CA locations too!

We stumbled on Chaat Cafe as we were driving down Preston Road here in Plano, looking for somewhere for lunch.

We ended up enjoying the best damned curry we've found since we left the UK, and I would say that in many ways the dishes were better than 90% of the curries we'd eaten back in England.

I can definitely recommend the Lamb Rogan Josh followed by the Kulfi, although everything we had was just excellent!

There. Rave over. I'm just so glad to have somewhere to eat a real spicy curry again!
dbj1000 is offline  
Old Jul 29th 2005, 9:18 pm
  #2  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 8,266
TouristTrap is just really niceTouristTrap is just really niceTouristTrap is just really niceTouristTrap is just really niceTouristTrap is just really niceTouristTrap is just really niceTouristTrap is just really niceTouristTrap is just really nice
Default Re: Excellent Curry!

Originally Posted by dbj1000
I was going to pass on a recommendation to all my fellow Dallas/Plano expats for an absolutely wonderful curry place we just found... and then I discovered that it's also part of a national chain, so the recommendation applies to residents of various CA locations too!

We stumbled on Chaat Cafe as we were driving down Preston Road here in Plano, looking for somewhere for lunch.

We ended up enjoying the best damned curry we've found since we left the UK, and I would say that in many ways the dishes were better than 90% of the curries we'd eaten back in England.

I can definitely recommend the Lamb Rogan Josh followed by the Kulfi, although everything we had was just excellent!

There. Rave over. I'm just so glad to have somewhere to eat a real spicy curry again!
I'm so jealous. There isn't a decent curry place here..not one I like anyway..
TouristTrap is offline  
Old Jul 29th 2005, 9:34 pm
  #3  
Vegas Baby
 
vegas's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Liverpool>Fl>Tx>Ca>Nv
Posts: 567
vegas has a reputation beyond reputevegas has a reputation beyond reputevegas has a reputation beyond reputevegas has a reputation beyond reputevegas has a reputation beyond reputevegas has a reputation beyond reputevegas has a reputation beyond reputevegas has a reputation beyond reputevegas has a reputation beyond reputevegas has a reputation beyond reputevegas has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Excellent Curry!

I'm hoping to move to within 10 miles of here in the next few months so i will definitely check this place out. The last decent curry I had was in the Rio hotel las vegas last year

Last edited by vegas; Jul 29th 2005 at 9:37 pm.
vegas is offline  
Old Jul 30th 2005, 2:41 am
  #4  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,894
doctor scrumpy is a splendid one to beholddoctor scrumpy is a splendid one to beholddoctor scrumpy is a splendid one to beholddoctor scrumpy is a splendid one to beholddoctor scrumpy is a splendid one to beholddoctor scrumpy is a splendid one to beholddoctor scrumpy is a splendid one to beholddoctor scrumpy is a splendid one to beholddoctor scrumpy is a splendid one to beholddoctor scrumpy is a splendid one to beholddoctor scrumpy is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Excellent Curry!

A good curry should burn on the way out as well as the way in
doctor scrumpy is offline  
Old Jul 30th 2005, 2:43 am
  #5  
 
gruffbrown's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 30,102
gruffbrown has a reputation beyond reputegruffbrown has a reputation beyond reputegruffbrown has a reputation beyond reputegruffbrown has a reputation beyond reputegruffbrown has a reputation beyond reputegruffbrown has a reputation beyond reputegruffbrown has a reputation beyond reputegruffbrown has a reputation beyond reputegruffbrown has a reputation beyond reputegruffbrown has a reputation beyond reputegruffbrown has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Excellent Curry!

Originally Posted by doctor scrumpy
A good curry should burn on the way out as well as the way in
Twice...it's the afterburner effect
gruffbrown is offline  
Old Jul 30th 2005, 4:00 pm
  #6  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: The Big Apple
Posts: 1,834
Big D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond reputeBig D has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Excellent Curry!

Originally Posted by vegas
I'm hoping to move to within 10 miles of here in the next few months so i will definitely check this place out. The last decent curry I had was in the Rio hotel las vegas last year
Now I'm not sure that would class as a decent curry? maybe you have been away too long!!

Will def try the plano recommendation though - thanks for the tip!!
Big D is offline  
Old Jul 30th 2005, 4:45 pm
  #7  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Jul 2002
Location: Arizona
Posts: 3,113
Pimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Excellent Curry!

Sad thing this, but I have a curry house right on my doorstep and I haven't eaten there in over two years, as I'm the only one in the family who likes the stuff. I love curry, but table for one isn't any fun. I settle for the Chinese curry sauce you can get from Walmart. lol
Pimpbot is offline  
Old Jul 30th 2005, 5:06 pm
  #8  
Ray
 
Ray's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 68,280
Ray has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Excellent Curry!

Originally Posted by izibear
I'm so jealous. There isn't a decent curry place here..not one I like anyway..
Make your own
Kiran Indian Grocers, 5691 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617 ...
Apna Bazaar 2361 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa
Ray is offline  
Old Jul 30th 2005, 5:52 pm
  #9  
Re vera, potas bene.
 
Joined: Jun 2005
Location: Cape Cod MA..Davenport FL
Posts: 2,405
krizzy has a reputation beyond reputekrizzy has a reputation beyond reputekrizzy has a reputation beyond reputekrizzy has a reputation beyond reputekrizzy has a reputation beyond reputekrizzy has a reputation beyond reputekrizzy has a reputation beyond reputekrizzy has a reputation beyond reputekrizzy has a reputation beyond reputekrizzy has a reputation beyond reputekrizzy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Excellent Curry!

I just had to learn to cook my own......but its still not the same as going to a good curry house.......
krizzy is offline  
Old Jul 30th 2005, 5:56 pm
  #10  
Perfumdiva1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Excellent Curry!

Anyone know of a really really good curry house in Houston, I am sick to the back teeth with Ashiana, nice but too pricey for what they offer...

We are supposed to be going there tonight, but would rather try somewhere new..

Suggestion on a postcard please..

PS. Drooling at the thought of a fab chicken (white meat only) Madras
 
Old Jul 30th 2005, 8:03 pm
  #11  
 
syllk's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 18,950
syllk has a reputation beyond reputesyllk has a reputation beyond reputesyllk has a reputation beyond reputesyllk has a reputation beyond reputesyllk has a reputation beyond reputesyllk has a reputation beyond reputesyllk has a reputation beyond reputesyllk has a reputation beyond reputesyllk has a reputation beyond reputesyllk has a reputation beyond reputesyllk has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Excellent Curry!

Thanks for sharing that...I'll definitely go and check the place out.
syllk is offline  
Old Jul 30th 2005, 9:47 pm
  #12  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,894
doctor scrumpy is a splendid one to beholddoctor scrumpy is a splendid one to beholddoctor scrumpy is a splendid one to beholddoctor scrumpy is a splendid one to beholddoctor scrumpy is a splendid one to beholddoctor scrumpy is a splendid one to beholddoctor scrumpy is a splendid one to beholddoctor scrumpy is a splendid one to beholddoctor scrumpy is a splendid one to beholddoctor scrumpy is a splendid one to beholddoctor scrumpy is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Excellent Curry!

Originally Posted by krizzy
I just had to learn to cook my own......but its still not the same as going to a good curry house.......

Curried mangelwurzel ?
doctor scrumpy is offline  
Old Jul 30th 2005, 10:12 pm
  #13  
Re vera, potas bene.
 
Joined: Jun 2005
Location: Cape Cod MA..Davenport FL
Posts: 2,405
krizzy has a reputation beyond reputekrizzy has a reputation beyond reputekrizzy has a reputation beyond reputekrizzy has a reputation beyond reputekrizzy has a reputation beyond reputekrizzy has a reputation beyond reputekrizzy has a reputation beyond reputekrizzy has a reputation beyond reputekrizzy has a reputation beyond reputekrizzy has a reputation beyond reputekrizzy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Excellent Curry!

Originally Posted by doctor scrumpy
Curried mangelwurzel ?
No... chicken.......
krizzy is offline  
Old Jul 31st 2005, 12:57 am
  #14  
Not living a 9 to 5 life
 
NC Penguin's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 11,061
NC Penguin has a reputation beyond reputeNC Penguin has a reputation beyond reputeNC Penguin has a reputation beyond reputeNC Penguin has a reputation beyond reputeNC Penguin has a reputation beyond reputeNC Penguin has a reputation beyond reputeNC Penguin has a reputation beyond reputeNC Penguin has a reputation beyond reputeNC Penguin has a reputation beyond reputeNC Penguin has a reputation beyond reputeNC Penguin has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Excellent Curry!

I'm fortunate to live in an area that has a very big East Asian (those from the Indian subcontinent) population. To cater to this group, there are many, many Indian restaurants including regional Indian restaurants. I'm spoilt for choice when it comes to eating Indian and it's a reasonable price.

The East Asian community is so large in the area that there is a little shop/catering business that sells/makes only Indian sweets.

So, if I crave Indian food, I don't have to drive far to find authentic Indian in the Durham/Cary/Morrisville area.




NC Penguin
NC Penguin is offline  
Old Jul 31st 2005, 4:13 am
  #15  
Arrogant ****
Thread Starter
 
dbj1000's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 4,323
dbj1000 has a reputation beyond reputedbj1000 has a reputation beyond reputedbj1000 has a reputation beyond reputedbj1000 has a reputation beyond reputedbj1000 has a reputation beyond reputedbj1000 has a reputation beyond reputedbj1000 has a reputation beyond reputedbj1000 has a reputation beyond reputedbj1000 has a reputation beyond reputedbj1000 has a reputation beyond reputedbj1000 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Excellent Curry!

Originally Posted by NC Penguin
I'm fortunate to live in an area that has a very big East Asian (those from the Indian subcontinent) population. To cater to this group, there are many, many Indian restaurants including regional Indian restaurants. I'm spoilt for choice when it comes to eating Indian and it's a reasonable price.

The East Asian community is so large in the area that there is a little shop/catering business that sells/makes only Indian sweets.

So, if I crave Indian food, I don't have to drive far to find authentic Indian in the Durham/Cary/Morrisville area.
Yeah but... North Carolina? There are limits to how far I'll go for a decent curry!
dbj1000 is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.