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British Style Curry in Vancouver?

Florentine | Jul 3, 2011 03:04 PM

First, is there such a thing as a British style curry?

Second, does it exist in Vancouver?

Very geeky and verging on anthropological, sure, but I'm sincerely curious! I've been reading a British Expats forum (long story) where many British expats living in Canada are hugely disappointed by the curry and Indian cuisine they find here.


At first I thought it's because they must be living in areas without any history of Indian immigration (i.e. small town Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Fort McMurray, etc.) but even the Vancouver transplants are complaining about the state of Indian food here.

Is it that curries served in the UK have evolved to appease English tastes in the same way that Chinese food has been bastardized in North American to suit North American palettes? What's exactly going on here?

I'm obviously no expert, but I figure Chowhounds might know.

Is there such a dramatic difference between the curries served in the UK vs. the curries made in Vancouver? What exactly is a British style curry anyway, and does it exist in Canada?

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