Curry is the generic English term primarily employed in Western culture to denote a wide variety of dishes from Asia. The word Curry was adopted and anglicized from the Tamil word Kari, meaning sauce. Kari was first encountered in the mid 17th century by members of the British India Company trading with Indian Tamil merchants along the Coromandel Coast of southeast India, particularly at Fort St. George, later called Madras and then renamed Chennai in 1996.
Dishes of highly spiced meat are thought to have originated in pre-history times. Archaeological evidence dating to 2600 BCE suggests the use of pestles and mortars to pound spices among the inhabitants of the Indus Valley Civilization.
Indian style spiced dishes were carried eastwards to Burma, Thailand and China by Buddhist monks in the 7th century and coastal traders took them south to Indonesia and the Philippines at around the same time.
Indian families pride themselves in serving the best food when they visit family and friends and many different spices are used to create a meal that is flavorful. Traditionally an Indian meal has two or three main course and many side dishes such as chutney and roti. Indian food is divided into four sections depending on which region it comes from, North, South, East or West.
What the Samui Times wants to know is who can pride themselves on serving up the best Indian food in Koh Samui and we are not restricting our search to only Indian restaurants. Anybody that has Indian dishes on their menu is welcome to take part on the competition that they can enter by you adding their name to the list on our poll and then voting for them.
The competition, that was launched a week ago, has another week to run before it closes. Once it is closed a certificate will be awarded to the venue with the highest number of votes on our poll and the top three will receive a visit from our mystery customer who will make the decision who wins the prestigious Samui Times award.
So far in the lead in our competition is Ak bar Choeng Mon with 17 votes, Noori India have 6 votes, closely followed by Kohinoor in the Fishermans village with 5 votes, Haveli in Bangrak have 4 voties, Babu’s in Maenam have 3 votes, the Curry Pot near Tops in Chaweng have 2 votes and the Ak Bar have an individual vote for their mutton vindaloo!
Please vote now to put your favorite provider of Indian food on the map by clicking Here
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