curry restaurant

This curry restaurant opened its doors a little over three months ago. Something that still surprises me to this day, is that you can have a favorite restaurant or coffee shop for a month or two, and then it can be gone. Most places here open for five to six months, then it’s someone else’s turn. What I’ve learned during my three years here? Don’t get attached, because nothing stays nothing the same. I guess that’s the beauty of life… change. Everything is subject to change, at any given moment and without warning. Our ability to adapt, that’s sometimes what we struggle with most.

You already know that I like food, nothing new here. I’m always willing to try something new. That’s what I think life is all about. There are so many different things in this world, and I appreciate the beauty in those differences. I think there’s a reason why we look different from one another and speak different languages: diversity is beautiful.

I ‘discovered’ the curry restaurant when I saw Leo, a friend of mine, eating dinner there.

Leo (Leonel) is a very nice young man from Angola. We met over a year ago when he came here. I’ve never really spent time with Leo until this year. Don’t know why. It has nothing to do with the fact that he’s not a great guy, he is. Guess I just devoted more time to Felix, Ismael, Marcio and Stephen.

I have to admit I was a bit reluctant to set foot in there. The curry I’ve tasted here tasted sooo bad, you have no idea. To me it tasted more like a watered down curry with a lot of sugar. Back home, I’m used to Masala curry, so the curry here is soooo bad! The Thai curry I do like. But the Chinese version of curry, no thank you! You know what I REALLY miss when in China? A good ROTI!

Do you want to eat a good roti? Go to Suriname!

If you’re ever in my beautiful Suriname, please do me a favor! Go to one of these three roti shops, Roopram, Chris or Joosje, and have yourself a good roti doksa! Doksa is duck, more or less. Haven’t had a roti in a year or so, but I think the quality should still be the same. Of course it was better when I was a kid. I remember going downtown with my parents, and going to Roopram for lunch was the highlight of my day! Good times! My childhood was so great! So many amazing memories filled with so much laughter and love! <3

Back to the curry restaurant, I also like their potato salad. I don’t know why they put those hagelslag sprinkles on the potato, but it’s interesting. Also adds an interesting dimension to the taste. What is that black-pepper-looking thing on the salad? I don’t know, but it was kind of sweet. Cinnamon, maybe?

curry restaurant
drinks!

Today I also tried some kind of soda… It wasn’t Coca-Cola, but it was some kind of… soda. LOL! Though it tasted OK, I thought it was pretty expensive. 18 RMB! That’s more than half the price of the food AND almost the amount you’d pay here in a Western restaurant.

If it weren’t for my friend, I would have been a little pissed at the amount I spent on that… soda.

I have met many people here and he is also a great one. We see one another maybe once or twice a year, but we always have fun when we get together. The two of us can talk for hours on end, and not be ‘talked out.’ šŸ™‚ Thanks for the great conversation and for being YOU!