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Old 26-01-2013, 23:12
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Although I love West Indian and Thai curries I can't stand Indian food and I've tried many, many different dishes over the years. I've even had Asian friends cook for me so I can try more authentic Indian food but I hated it all. Even the smell makes me gag sometimes.
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Old 27-01-2013, 02:12
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[quote=whoever,hey;63878339]I dont understand how people can like other spicy food but not indian. Indian food is only spice after all. What is it you dont like specifically?

You like Chinese, do you like Thai?[/QUOTE]

Never tried it either. Guess I live a sheltered life lol. Maybe as you guys say, maybe i've just never come across the right restaurant yet. Might make hubby open his wallet and take me to one soon.
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Old 27-01-2013, 02:17
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Although I love West Indian and Thai curries I can't stand Indian food and I've tried many, many different dishes over the years. I've even had Asian friends cook for me so I can try more authentic Indian food but I hated it all. Even the smell makes me gag sometimes.
Nice to know i'm not the only strange person here as well.
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Old 27-01-2013, 09:08
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i think OP , you are a rare specimen

i've yet to meet anyone who didn't like indian food, which is a good thing -- more for the rest of us

lamb birrany for me tonight i think.
My wife won't eat anything other than Naan Bread and Poppadoms.
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Old 27-01-2013, 10:07
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[quote=Cougar Girl;63889231]
I dont understand how people can like other spicy food but not indian. Indian food is only spice after all. What is it you dont like specifically?

You like Chinese, do you like Thai?[/QUOTE]

Never tried it either. Guess I live a sheltered life lol. Maybe as you guys say, maybe i've just never come across the right restaurant yet. Might make hubby open his wallet and take me to one soon.
Ah, please do!, Thai food can be quite wonderful (a very clean flavour, and they're not scared of a few chillis - but tends to be more fragrant rather than pungent... just learn which bits not to eat [large slivers of ginger, lemongrass etc]).
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Old 27-01-2013, 10:22
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We usually get chicken pakora, chicken tikka or tandoori chicken on the bone. You can't go wrong there.
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Old 27-01-2013, 15:09
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I love Indian Food but can't stand Thai or rather Thai Green Curry.
I tried green curry once and it was bleh.
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Old 27-01-2013, 15:37
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I love Indian food but not all of it, some dishes I just don't enjoy. The OP needs keep trying different dishes if she wants to acquire a taste for Indian food, if she's not that bothered then don't try.

I love good Chinese food but most of the slops the average take away dish up I'd not feed my dogs.
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Old 27-01-2013, 19:47
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try veg hakka noodles. i know this recipe originated in china but its on Indian menus in Goa. i had some and it was the best noodles ive ever tasted. there's meat hakka noodles too.
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Old 28-01-2013, 05:25
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I love Indian Food but can't stand Thai or rather Thai Green Curry.
I tried green curry once and it was bleh.
Same here. I tried Thai green curry but could only manage a few forkfulls - sickly sweet and seriously lacking some much needed heat. Bleh, indeed.
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Old 28-01-2013, 05:33
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You probably need to get out more then.

I'm sure there are plenty of people who don't like Indian food. Just as there are likely to be plenty who don't like other genres.

Not liking a cuisine does not make a person weird.

Calling person weird over the internet for merely expressing a preference (or lack of) is in itself quite weird and downright rude.
Alright, calm down. Christian was only pulling her leg.
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Old 28-01-2013, 06:32
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If you dont like the food try the sweets. Indian sweets are amazing.
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Old 28-01-2013, 08:53
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Nice to know i'm not the only strange person here as well.
We're not strange at all! I have lots of friends who like spicy food but don't like Indian food. Even most of my Asian friends and colleagues don't like restaurant cooked/takeway Indian food.
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Old 28-01-2013, 09:05
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Don't like hot spicy foods of any kinds,my Husband's the same, My sister and her husband likes chinese but doesn't like indian at all...
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Old 28-01-2013, 09:11
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People keep citing that they dont like hot & spicy food so dont like Indian, but there are a range of dishes in Indian cooking that are mild with little to no spice at all.
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Old 28-01-2013, 09:15
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We're not strange at all! I have lots of friends who like spicy food but don't like Indian food. Even most of my Asian friends and colleagues don't like restaurant cooked/takeway Indian food.
This is definitely true, my family are Indian and I can count on one hand the number of 'outside' places we eat Indian food from. It's normally always Nans cooking that we eat.
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Old 28-01-2013, 09:27
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Same here. I tried Thai green curry but could only manage a few forkfulls - sickly sweet and seriously lacking some much needed heat. Bleh, indeed.
Yeah that's exactly the taste experience I got.
I like my curry to be punchy and flavourful but not over powering in non spice flavour.

For the same reason I don't like Korma. It's just hot yoghurt for me. No spice and a rather unpleasant consistancy.

I love curries like Madras and Balti and Jalfrezi..

And whilst Tikka Masala is similar to Korma it has a much more pleasant texture and taste.


For those who find spice a bit much Tikka Masala is probably a good place to start. You may also like to try Chinese Curry or Bombay Potatoes.
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Old 28-01-2013, 09:30
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People keep citing that they dont like hot & spicy food so dont like Indian, but there are a range of dishes in Indian cooking that are mild with little to no spice at all.
I'm a fussy eater!...Cumberland sausage is just as bad in my book
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Old 28-01-2013, 12:20
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We're not strange at all! I have lots of friends who like spicy food but don't like Indian food. Even most of my Asian friends and colleagues don't like restaurant cooked/takeway Indian food.
Definitely agree. It's not the spice with Indian food my wife doesn't like. She will eat pretty spicy Chinese food but can't stand anything Indian.
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Old 28-01-2013, 15:11
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I had a chicken poori (a kind of savoury bread pancake, stuffed with tikka pieces and a hot sauce/coriander/onions etc) last night, my god, there is sometimes a price to pay the following morning. Think- sting and jam jar circumference...
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Old 28-01-2013, 15:12
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I had a chicken poori (a kind of savoury bread pancake, stuffed with tikka pieces and a hot sauce/coriander/onions etc) last night, my god, there is sometimes a price to pay the following morning. Think- sting and jam jar circumference...
don't know why you are having such a reaction, it should be that spicy.
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Old 28-01-2013, 16:56
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I love some Indian dishes but can't stand others. I'm not keen on onion so avoid dishes which use lots. I usually buy spices and powders and make my own curries but i always prefer a good takeaway although i am lucky that where i live has a choice of very good ones!
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Old 28-01-2013, 18:18
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Same here. I tried Thai green curry but could only manage a few forkfulls - sickly sweet and seriously lacking some much needed heat. Bleh, indeed.
With all types of food there are good and bad examples and I think you've had a bad experince.

The green curries I have had and that I make are thinner than a 'regualr' curry. They also use thai green chillies which can have quite a kick. It should be overly sweet as the sweetness is there to balance out the saltyness of the fish sauce and the sourness of the tararinde and lime.
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Old 28-01-2013, 18:46
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I'm not a fan of Indian curries I've been to a few restaurants but always find the curries swimming in oil.
I prefer west Indian curries .
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Old 29-01-2013, 07:19
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Alright, calm down. Christian was only pulling her leg.
Indeed! I can believe how seriously people take forums
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