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Curry’s is certainly not Indian

By Vision Reporter

Added 1st July 2004 03:00 AM

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Curry’s Restaurant is a relatively new joint in the suburbs of Bakuli that seems to have no clear definition of the genre of food they are serving.

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Curry’s Restaurant is a relatively new joint in the suburbs of Bakuli that seems to have no clear definition of the genre of food they are serving.

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Place: Curry’s Restaurant
Rating: Not rated (NR)
Food: A hodgepodge of Indian/Ugandan/ Continental/Et al
Location: Hoima Road, between Rubaga Road & Namirembe Road
Service: At best lacklustre
Ambience: Lacking
Parking: On the street
Prices: Unrealistic for a joint of this type
Open: Everyday

Curry’s Restaurant is a relatively new joint in the suburbs of Bakuli that seems to have no clear definition of the genre of food they are serving.

However, what is undeniably certain is that they aspire to have a reasonably strong propensity towards Indian fare, as is evidenced by not only the name, but also some of the nomenclature used in describing some of the food on offer. I confess to first having seen the term ‘Butter chicken,’ or for that matter ‘Butter Beef ‘ at Curry’s Restaurant.

As might be expected my curiosity was piqued at this culinary wonder the likes of which I had never seen nor heard of before and I accordingly sought an explanation from the waiter.

Apparently in this case there is a strong element of butter and milk combined therein along with other ingredients. I chose to pass and opted for the fried fish fillet with rice. I have often thought there is untold wisdom in specialisation vis-à-vis being a jack of all trade and a master of none.

Some buddies of mine who have tried their chicken Tikka were left unimpressed and the same goes for the vegetable curry. On the other hand good marks were given for the boiled beef although the raw flavour of the curry powder was somewhat overbearing. It was disappointing to learn of the non-availability of pilao rice of which they have almost half a dozen versions.

Nevertheless, given the fact that the going rate for pilao for that grade of joint being around the two and half thousand mark, as opposed to almost double that amount it is small wonder that I was the only dinner at 1.00p.m.

While on the subject of time, it totally befuddles the mind why it would take a good 25 minutes to prepare fried fish fillet and rice and all the more so in the absence of any dinners save for yours truly. Was it worth the wait? Absolutely not, in fact to say that it was insipid and lacking spicing would be a total understatement.

Anyway, a bit of grated onion, pepper and garlic would have made all the difference in the world and how about doing something about uniforms for the hired help?

How loathsome and in poor taste to see the girl in the kitchen with her hair dishevelled and dressed casually as though she was market food vendor who ply the offices, though they do don a white hat of sort and an apron.

Then the aspiring waiter, with great familiarity leaning over, then placing his hand on the table as he takes my order, could only exacerbate the situation and make me beat a hasty retreat my food half consumed and four and half thousand bob the worse off.

The prices are unrealistic and the quality of the food does not measure up to the prices. The service was as bad as it gets and one wonders just how they would cope in the event that they had an avalanche of people.

RATING:
XXXX Unrivalled
XXX Excellent
XX Very good
X Worth a visit
O Not worth a visi

Curry’s is certainly not Indian

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