Curry is so popular that it is relished by nearly everyone in the world, ubiquitously found in India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Britain... and even the Middle East, Africa and other places. In any case, it has its roots in India where curry means "kari", namely "sauce," in Tamil, which consists of a great variety of combinations of spices such as turmeric, coriander, dried chili, cloves, cinnamon, anise, nutmeg, black pepper together with chili pepper, ginger, garlic and onion. Curry is delicious and rich when prepared with oil and served with meat, vegetable, rice or (Tandoori) bread. It usually comes in reddish or yellowish colors yielding a hot and spicy sensation to the taste bud. It was during the Age of Discovery that it had followed the flourishing trade to spread to Southeast Asia, Middle East, Asia, Africa and other places. In the 17th century, European colonists brought curry and its ways of preparation back to Europe, and later spread to their colonies in America and Oceania. Since then, curry has blossomed all over the world, and different styles have evolved to adapt to different food cultures.
Curry was introduced to Hong Kong in the mid-nineteenth century soon after Hong Kong had become a British colony. The British colonists arrived with a big entourage of people, mostly merchants and mercenaries from India whose staple food was curry. Then curry dishes made their debut here at the barracks’ canteens and restaurants and gradually spread to the local homes and restaurants.

Recommended Restaurants

1) International Curry House
Address: G/F, 26-30 Tai Wong Street East,, Wan Chai
Telephone: 25290088

2) Sun King Yuen Curry Restaurant
Address: G/F, 20 Spring Garden Lane, Wan Chai
Telephone: 25749172

3) Jo Jo Indian Cuisine
Address: 2/F, David House, 37-39 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai
Telephone: 25273776

4) Wai Kee
Address: Shop 5, Bowrington Road Cooked Food Centre, 1/F, Bowrington Road Market, 21 Bowrington Road, Wan Chai
Telephone: 25741131