‘Every day is a good day to eat Curry’
Curry is about exploration, to discover that wondrous combination of flavours, that special culinary moment. Who knows where or when this will be? This website records the travels of the near Mythical Hector who has sought the local Curry House for decades but has only recorded these moments for a fraction of this time period.
For those who are happy to visit the local Curry House every week and order the same dish, I do not criticise, enjoy your Curry. For some twenty years Lamb Rogan Josh at the Akash in Helensburgh was all. From 1995 onwards, Hector’s life took him on regular visits to Yorkshire, Bradford was well established, for Hector this was a discovery. In 1996 Mother India opened in Glasgow precipitating a Curry Revolution locally, yet so few visits thereafter. Hector was created and let loose.
In operation since 2010, this website has become recognised in Scotland, throughout the UK, Europe, and beyond as a reliable source of information on the Curry scene. Hector, the author of this site, was shortlisted as Curry Lover of The Year 2011, 2012 and 2016 in the Scottish Curry Awards. 2014 left Curry-Heute as Glasgow’s only active Curry Blog. Read Hector’s Curry Lust to discover the origins of Hector’s love of Curry. Every Curry consumed is a celebration of surely the World’s greatest culinary creation.
Is Glasgow Curry the best served in the UK?
People ask – Hector don’t you think you’re living here in paradise?
Given some of the Curry currently being served, this may well be true.
Glasgow was voted The Curry Capital of Britain in 2010
Hector is thoroughly appreciative of the quality of Curry served on his doorstep. First it was The Village, then Cafe Salma, Yadgar, The Khyber, The New Karahi Palace and Punjabi Charing Cross. Kabana was explored but has yet to live up to expectations. Lasani Grill was the discovery of 2014, but with a Chef imported from Yadgar the former may have shot itself in the foot. 2015 saw Cafe Salma re-emerge as Mia Sugar & Spice. So far 2016 has brought two great additions: the discovery of Ambala Deli Bar and the re-opening of The Khyber as The Khyber Pass, Afghan Cuisine has returned to Glasgow.
Glasgow holds its own, but Bradford is the Curry Magnet!
In 2011 Bradford regained the title and has retained it since, Hector thoroughly approves.
Hector visits Bradford (Yorkshire, England) whenever the opperchancity occurs. For twenty years Hector has championed the Curry of Bradford: The International, Kashmir, Omar’s Balti House, and the Sheesh Mahal have tantalised on every visit. With the opening of the Bradford-based Akbar’s in Glasgow, the circle is complete.
The International Perspective
Curry in Germany has been pretty much a joke for the forty years Hector has visited; new venues and experiences are appearing there. The Indian Mango in München has a South Indian Curry menu and matches anything served in Hector’s favourite Curry houses in the UK. Belgium has disappointed, whilst Nederland has great promise. Hidden away in Athens, Greece, are some gems. 2014 saw the first Italia Curry reviews and Düsseldorf having coverage which addresses the imbalance which favoured Köln.
2015 saw the introduction of Morocco, the third North African nation, and extended coverage of Polska,
To boldly go…
This is a record of all Curry consumed.
Wherever Hector travels he seeks out the local Curry House.
If they cook it, I will come..
Prog! – More than just a Glasgow Curry Blog
From time to time there are reports on Live Music : Progressive Rock being Hector’s Cup of Tea…