With the season transitioning to autumn, the belly starts to crave more hearty, comforting fare. And nothing beats ladles of delicious curry over rice on a rainy day. Fortunately for your palate, Richmond has a wealth of different curry options that are sure to satisfy the spice-lover in you.
1. Seafood Kari Kandar at Kari House
This Steveston destination for Malaysian cuisine offers a range of curry selections, from beef brisket rendang to chicken in red coconut milk curry. Those wanting a lighter option can order seafood kari kandar, a coconut milk curry with green beans, potato, and tofu puffs, served with a side of steamed rice and salad for lunch. The midday item comes with sole ($8), while for dinner, you can choose between sole ($14), prawns ($14), and cod ($16).
Location: 130-3900 Bayview St., Richmond
2. Chicken Village Curry at Tandoori Kona
When you visit Tandoori Kona, expect top notch Indian curries in inviting, elegant surroundings. Start with pakoras ($6.95) or samosas ($3.50) before moving onto the “village chicken curry” ($13.95) in a rich tomato and onion cream sauce. The dish comes with rice, as well as fluffy house-made naan for generous dipping.
Location: 170-11700 Cambie Rd., Richmond
3. Hamburger Patty in Japanese Curry at Yuu Japanese Tapas
If you’re a fan of the distinct sweet yet savoury taste of Japanese curry, make sure to try this version with a ground beef and onion patty ($11.50). The curry is accompanied by panko-coated deep fried prawns for a crunchy texture contrast. As well, raisins and pickled ginger are brought to the table for additional flavour enhancement.
Location: 1111-3779 Sexsmith Rd., Richmond
4. Lamb Malaysian Curry at Curry House
In the midst of shopping at Yaohan Centre, take a break at their food court and fuel up at Curry House, where you’ll find reasonably priced, mouth-watering Malaysian curry. Choose a size (16oz: $9.50; 35oz: $18.50; 2L: $35) and a protein (lamb, chicken, beef, beef tendon). For the lamb version, look forward to a decent amount of spicy heat, as well as chunks of potato and well-marbled meat.
Location: 3700 No. 3 Rd., Richmond
5. Beef Brisket Curry at Mui Garden
One mouthful of the curry at Mui Garden, and you’ll understand why everyone raves about it so much. The beef brisket ($12.50) is a favourite, with pieces of tender meat in a thick, creamy sauce. Go for the Hainanese rice, cooked in chicken broth and fat for added flavour, as the perfect side. A warm order of roti is another crowd favourite for lapping up extra sauce.
Location: 960 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond