Yesterday I had some business in Hayward, putting me in striking distance of Curry Corner Takeaway for a return visit. I’d not been there since my one lunch in 2005.
It’s in the same spot, the mostly vacant strip mall across from the cemetery. Guess the moving plans fell through. I arrived before noon, and Sara, the owner apologized that I would need to wait a bit as she’d nearly run out of food and needed to cooke more rice. “It rains, and everyone comes in.”
Worth the wait, the day’s thali included chicken curry (on the bone), a very spicy tomato chutney served warm, four kinds of greens (I could identify swiss chard but not the others) cooked in coconut cream with a bit of chili, rice, and a whole wheat roti. Total tab was $7.
Sara was telling her regulars to be sure to come back on Good Friday (4/10), as she’ll be serving shrimp, fish curry, and maybe even crab for the end of Lent.
Curry Corner Takeaway
26657 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94544