Thursday, May 20, 2010

Yum, Curry

Research Paper blogging:Okay, the final stretch! You know the drill:- Label with your name and #Research- Cite your source as best you can.Away!

This weekend I went to eat curry at a Tai restaurant, a Japanese restaurant, a Chinese restaurant and an Indian restaurant. I love curry, but was curious about how so many cultures use the same food ingredient, and yet, there are continents and oceans that separate each ethnicity. How did it come to be that curry is used by so many different cultures. The one thing that they all have in common is that they are all eaten with rice. It is a food staple that is comfort food for the poorer class of citizen and is predictably in 3rd world countries. It is cheap and can be mixed with inexpensive vegetables and meats. An affordable meal.


  1. I think that perhaps the reason for the overlap in the food is that Taiwan is a province of China, or at least it curerntly is. I think that it just proves, as you said, how popular the food is and it is affordable for very poor farmers yet has so much flavor. Eating plane rice compared to rise with curry is a HUGE difference.

  2. I wonder if you could contrast this with what Rehan wrote about, and what effect McDonalds had on these regions of the world. Do people still lust after the same delicacies such as curry, or would they rather just have a meal off of the Dollar Menu??