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Curry. Markham ontario

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Kids want to try curry dish for dinner, rice or chicken & rice. None of us have ever had this and have no clue what to look for. Have Googled restaurants and there seem to be lots of different curry dishes. Some help for us plan eaters would be appreciate. Note if it looks brown they won’t eat it

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The great thing about search engines like Google, is that you can enter a question like: "what are different types of curry" and it will literally show you all kinds of links to explanatory articles and photos and recipes. So maybe start your research there.

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Thai yellow curry might work for you, it's often available with chicken or other protein. I am not familiar with Thai restaurants in the Markham area but you could google Thai restaurants. It will at least shorten the lists a bit.

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It's just across the town line from Markham, on Hwy 7 in east Richmond Hill, but The Host has some excellent curry options.

Here's their menu below. Check out page 3.

https://welcometohost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Foodmenu-PAnew.pdf

I haven't eaten there since pre-COVID, but I'm assuming they're still excellent.

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Getting a wider variety of choices from restaurants in greater Toronto might be an advantage for your family in making this selection. Color coded food whether it is curry not is not a safe way to judge edible food. What happens if somebody making the selection of curry is color blind? Much more sophisticated methods are available so visit cooking classes sponsored by the art school. Markham is close enough to greater Toronto so go there if there are choices beyond one place to visit. Go to the library or culinary arts schools in business for training people to be cooks and ask questions. Food tasting is not a way to guarantee not making a false choice but it can help get you moving in the right direction. Culinary pathways are not lined with exquisite photos of edible food. Would personnel employed in kitchens at Thai restaurants help you? Different shades of the forbidden color might me the false positive. Does it matter if you wear sun glasses? I tis the taste that matters not the color. Incorrect tasting methods are just as harmful as the wrong color. There should be a large number of Thai restaurants to visit so go there and ask question. Ask to sample the food and learn to understand how it is made to look a specific color.

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Curry is a very, very broad term indeed, but refers generally to food cooked in a sauce made with a variety of spices. India alone has a myriad of different options peculiar to different regions. The classic orange/brown colour of many curries from India comes from the addition of the spice turmeric.

Thai curries may be a good starting point to adventure, green curry in particular is usually not very spicy, and is based on coconut milk. Red or yellow curries might also be good - yellow curries are often a bit spicier and but you can always specific a preference. Most restaurants will have a base to which they can add more spice as required. It'll be something new and different for sure.

For an Indian restaurant you would want to try a variety of dishes to get an idea. I might suggest butter chicken, saag paneer (spinach and paneer, which is a soft cheese not unlike cottage cheese, but usually in larger pieces), and perhaps korma or jalfrezi. One to avoid for a novice is vindaloo. Its origin is actually Portuguese (which colonized Goa) and it is normally extremely spicy because of the piri-piri pepper used in it. You could also try things like biryani or karahi to have a new experience.

Just make it a bit of an adventure - you never know what you'll find. Markham's got a lot of restaurants of every variety.

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In addition to Thai and Indian, you also have West Indies curries from the Caribbean. You can also get Filipino curry (ginatan) and curries form all over Asia.

Lots of variety, for sure - if one style does suit, you can try the others. :-)

I am a bit stuck with the "brown" restriction, but there are many food taste oddities...

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Just find an Indian restaurant. Order either a chicken korma or chicken tikka masala. Any good Indian restaurant will raise or lower the spice level for you but both of those are very mild but flavourful. Order them with some pilau rice, plain naan bread and pappadums. Don't bother with cooking schools blah blah blah. Just google Indian restaurants near your hotel/house and visit,

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