Best Curry Chicken
I am on a mission to find the "best" curry chicken restaurants in the GTA.
So far, believe it or not, the best one I have ever tasted is found at none other than a (lowly) fast food place: Noodle Delight. Especially the one at Victoria Park and Sheppard.
I've tried the same curry chicken at other Noodle Delight restaurants and it's hit and miss. The hygiene of the restaurants also depends on the owners.
Most other restaurants just smother curry sauce on top of the chicken. Awful!
My idea of a good curry chicken disk includes chicken with bones marinated in curry sauce, and potatoes -- without potatoes, it's not a curry dish.
Interesting concept of curry chicken. I would say without curry or without chicken it is not curry chicken. Without potatoes it is not curried potatoes :p
I am guessing that you are partial to Caribbean curried chicken since that is where they usually put the bones in and add potatoes. Japanese add potatoes, but not the bones (and typically it is fast food type curry mix). Thai typically don't add potatoes (it is added in muslim style curries).
What kind of curry are you looking for? Noodle Delight seems to be HK style curry.
Do you like malaysian curry (not so spicy, but lots of coconut flavour)? I love the chicken curry from 'South Asian Restaurant' on midland and close to silver star blvd. The price is so cheap as well, I think it's 4.99 for lunch and maybe 5.99 for dinner. The curry is so tasty there. It comes with ONE piece of potato only though.
Noodle Delight's curry chicken just happens to be my favourite dish from there and over the decades, I find it simply more enjoyable than so many others I have tasted elsewhere. Many of their other dishes are quite good, some not, probably up to personal tastes. It is a shame that they are down to 2 locations, once having about 5 or 6! Get their card which after 10 purchases gets you a free dish!
And unfortunately, the quality has gone down so much that I simply cannot recommend it anymore. Don't know what happened: lost the cook, everyone there tired of cooking same dishes for what feels like eons, no one ordering the dish??? I lost my one place I could look forward to for a nice hot chicken curry with the bones and potatoes. Haven't found anything that comes close. SAD :(
I truly like the regular, hot and very hot Curry Chicken dishes, of course from the Caribbean and India. About the only dish I never liked was from 2 different locations with the cuisine based on the Portugeuse influenced part of China as the dishes were so very bland! The request for the best, brought my suggestion of Noodle Delight came from the fact that the flavouring should appeal to almost all tastes, with the curry nicely infused into the dish, a nice hint of star anise and/or 5 spice powder, and for us heat seakers, add the chilies in oil to taste, 2 or 3 containers for my whole order!!
" without potatoes, it's not a curry dish"
Based on this, I guess you are looking for S.E Asian Curries?
Indian curries very seldom come with potatoes!!.But they ARE curry dishes!!!
Due to the fact that a lot of restaurants try to cater for the western palette, they only use 'boneless white meat' ( dark if you are lucky! ), as such, to answer your question, one would need to eliminate ALL those whose uses just white meat!! and go from there!!!
Really think you'll be quite pleased with my recommendation for the best curry chicken from the Friendship Restaurant right in the same Victoria Park/Sheppard area.
Although it's location is quite far from where I live, it's my favorite West Indian Chinese food restaurant for take-out, even if it means travelling. The Chinese chef is from Guyana so the Asian cuisine is of a Caribbean style.
Trinis love debating with Guyanese people, but the latter prefer to call it "chicken curry" and Trinis just call it "curry chicken". There is a never ending debate on which term is more appropriate or correct. LOL
@vuxes, I hope you pay a visit to this restaurant and let me know what you think! ;)
Still find the Noodle Delight Curry Chicken great, love the potato and the spicing is so excellent. Overall dishes have seemed to remain true to the flavours from decades ago. Can only get there about four or five times a year, but if in the area, will go out of my way to go there!