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Malaysian Curry at Lucky Curry House – review + pics


Restaurants & Bars Ontario (inc. Toronto) Malaysian

Malaysian Curry at Lucky Curry House – review + pics

BokChoi | | Apr 15, 2009 10:06 AM

A DC of mine recently introduced me to a little food court wonder at the Metro Square located on Steeles near T&T (Warden). It’s an unassuming stall that is second from the farthest wall and serves tasty Malaysian Curries. The prices are inviting and their rotis are greasy, crispy delights. (I have heard good things about other curries inside that food court, but have yet to try them).

It’s nothing fancy, nor something to go across town for, but if you’re in the area at T&T and you find yourself wanting something a little more interesting than what’s offered in that mall (like myself), I would recommend heading next door (it’s about a 5 minute walk West to the mall on the other side of the large grassy expanse). The menu has a lot of options, but I stayed with the signature Malaysian curry dishes while dining there. The food court is less than glamorous, but sometimes you just want a hearty bowl of curry and some dipping bread.

The rotis that accompany the curries are sometimes greasy, but sometimes fabulous. I’m not quite sure why sometimes they get it bang on, whereas other times it tastes basted in oil. If it’s light and crispy, it’s heavenly to dip with the curry. Their version is fried, not baked.

Deep-fried Roti:

I have sampled both the chicken and the lamb curry. I would have to say the chicken curry had a nice tasting curry that packed more coconut flavour, but I enjoyed the lamb’s taste and texture more. I found the lamb version to be a bit spicier as well (especially due to the lessened presence of the cooling coconut). The chicken used was dark meat (thighs), and I personally find the skin and extra fattiness of the dark meat a little off-putting, especially when the fat rises to the top of the curry. The dark meat was too tender to hold up against the curry IMO. I would have preferred white meat, or at least for the skins to be removed. The lamb was very tender on every occasion I have eaten there. It was just the right amount of texture, very much like a stew. The potatoes needed a bit of work though. I would prefer a more starchy potato that was cooked a bit more.

Chicken Curry:
Lamb Curry:

The Malaysian curries were some of the priciest items in that food court, but I felt it was well worth it ($6.99 including roti). I used to head to Mei Chun Café on McCowan for my curry fix, but stopped after they started to water it down. So if you ever are in the area and feel the unexplainable desire for curry, do head to Lucky Curry House and give it a try. It's been a couple of months since my last visit, so I hope they're still there (given the recent thread on epic closings around TO).

Cheers and Happy Eating!

Lucky Curry House
3636 Steeles Ave. East Markham
Enter food court from the parking lot side (North side of the mall)

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