We all love winter weather - we get to dress up in our coats and sweaters and break out those boots! But the cooler temperatures also give us an opportunity to branch out and taste test some of the spicier dishes around town to warm us up from the inside out. But in fairness, curry is the dish to eat in all seasons - in fact, the spice in curries are there in order to prompt sweating, which is the body's way of cooling down.
In no particular order, here are the best curry dishes in Brisbane - according to us!
SHERPA CHICKEN | Kathmandu Newa Chhe’n
For a deliciously creamy Sherpa Chicken, Kathmandu Newa Chhe’n in Paddington is the place to go. This curry is cooked in a creamy white sauce with coriander, lime leaf, and a sprinkle of lemon, and comes in three different spicy variants - mild with no chilli, medium with a bit of bite, and as hot as you like it.
72 Latrobe Tce, Paddington
P 3369 7272 www.kathmandunc.com
BUTTER CHICKEN | Hello India
Simple, yet satisfying, this delicious curry from Hello India is smooth and spicy. With a creamy sauce and a side of poppadums (or money bags and naan bread if you’re feeling fancy), the spiciest form of this meal is not for the faint-hearted. With fresh chilli being a key ingredient, you’ll be lunging for the yoghurt that you were saving for breakfast. #worthit
1246 Sandgate Rd, Nundah
P 3266 8300 www.hello-india.com.au
Red Duck and Lychee Curry | LongTime
If the sound of shredded bbq duck with lychee and Thai basil isn't enough to get you salivating, you're reading the wrong story. Just about everything is unbelievably good here, but if we're going to have to just pick one, this would be it.
610 Ann St, Fortitude Valley
P 3160 3123
LAMB KORMA | Taj Mahal
Though the Taj Mahal’s Chicken Korma is also very tasty, you can’t go wrong with their Lamb Korma. Producing a sweet yet creamy taste, this dish combines cream, yoghurt, fruit and nuts with a combination of spices. It just makes sense - lamb, spice and yoghurt is a match made in taste-sensation heaven. And word on the street is that every time the Indian Cricket Team visits Brisbane, this is where they eat!
722 Brunswick St, New Farm
P 3254 2388 www.tajmahalindiancuisine.com.au
PANANG CHICKEN | Thai Kitchen
Our downstairs restaurant cooks up a mean Panang chicken curry. It’s delightfully thick and creamy and has an assortment of flavours that will keep you coming back for more. They’ve got the secrets for a delicious Panang curry and we want them in our own kitchen. But we’ll settle for a bite to eat on the way home from work.
102 Kedron Brook Rd, Wilston
P 3856 5031 www.thaikitchen.com.au
PLA CHU CHEI (Fish Curry) | My Thai
If you’re looking for something a bit different from beef, lamb, or chicken, My Thai in Auchenflower make a delicious Pla Chu Chee. Using fresh barramundi fillet served in a thick red curry, this dish is served with capsicum, thai basil, and kaffir lime leaves to give it that extra special taste.
113 Haig Rd, Auchenflower
P 3217 7277 www.mythai.com.au
CHICKEN HAI HAI | Curryville
We’ve saved the spiciest for last! Curryville’s Chicken Hai Hai is particularly spicy, and they even offer a safety kit to go with it (just ask the waiter). Boasted as the hottest curry in Australia, you might even have to sign a waiver before you dig in. Keep some ice/milk/yoghurt whatever works on standby. And maybe 000.
6/629 Wynnum Rd, Morningside
P 3902 0169 www.curryville.com.au