Let’s face it, is there anything better than a big bowl of steaming hot, spicy goodness on a cold, rainy day (or on any day for that matter)? The compelling call of a curry is often hard to ignore. But where can you find the very best bowl in Brisbane? Call off the search party and settle in for the ultimate summary of the most insanely delicious (and incredibly unique) curries in the city.
GANDHI, SOUTH BANK
Picture this: a creamy sauce, a tropical aroma and a healthy dose of Omega 3… All kidding aside, Gandhi is the definitive destination for eclectic, modern Indian street food. The kitchen and laneway stall are open for both lunch and dinner, so why not make your next long lunch a spicy one?
INDI MEX, STONES CORNER
Forget your preconceived notions of fusion (with the exception of the cronut, of course), Indi Mex is a cultural combination that really works. Enjoy the most mouth-watering parts of both Mexican and Indian cuisine (hello tacos AND Naan bread) and relish in the mixture of similar spices. Despite the array of interesting options, it’s hard to go past the fan favourite, flavorsome Tikka Masala – mmm!
THE KLAY OVEN, TENERIFFE
Discover India with each tasty bite of The Klay Oven’s regionally-inspired delicacies. Immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere and opt for an out-of-the-box option such as the impossibly addictive mango curry. Perfect for summer and somewhat healthy (or so we tell ourselves), this fruity dish is bound to be a newfound favourite. Trust us, it’s even yummier than it sounds.
THAI GREEN CURRY
SINGS ASIAN KITCHEN, COORPAROO
There are so many things to fall in love with on the menu at Sings, but the search almost always stops at their famous Thai Green curry. Ask any regular and they will regale you with detailed anecdotes of the unbeatable taste sensation. The creamy coconut consistency is second to none. Don’t believe us? Try it yourself! You can thank us later.
SUSHI KOTOKUBI, EAST BRISBANE
Who said all curries originate in India? That’s right, no one! As delicious as our Indian favourites are, sometimes nothing can cure your curry craving quite like Katsu. Tuck into a super-sized serving of sizzling hot chicken or pork (we recommend the chicken, of course), crumbed, fried and coated in crazy-good curry sauce – yes please!
GOVINDA’S, WEST END
Get excited veggie lovers, when it comes to vegetarian curries, Govinda’s is guaranteed to tick all the boxes. The meals are fresh, fast and filled with your five servings. Don’t be discouraged by the myriads of meaty menus, dive into the very best veggie-filled dishes yet.
HIMALAYAN CAFÉ, NEWFARM
Get lost in the Himalayan mountains, right in the heart of New Farm. Test your taste buds with traditional Napalese and Tibetan meals. Our top pick is well and truly the Sherpa chicken curry – unexpected yet delightful!
THE SPICE AVENUE, BIRKDALE
The Spice Avenue serves up a selection of the very best of British Indian culture. But it’s the fire that keeps the customers coming. Step up and tuck into the “hottest curry in the world”, the Balti Phall. Crammed with Ghost and Scorpion chillis, this dish isn’t for the fainthearted. What do you say chilli-lovers, are you game?
PUNJABI PLACE, SOUTH BRISBANE
Can you ever really surpass the signature butter chicken? For many of us, our long standing love affair continues. Enjoy all your favourite classic Indian delights, but be warned, once you taste Punjabi Place’s Butter Chicken, you’ll never go back!