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In a Hurry? Cash and Curry!

Posted by Kim / November 23, 2007

After the early dumping of snow the city received, I was in the mood to warm up by cranking the heat at home, burying myself in blankets with the TV on while devouring spicy Malaysian food from Cash and Curry on Duluth. I placed my order over the phone, and it was ready to pick up ten minutes later. Nantha Kumar, from the missed Nantha’s Kitchen, has been back for some time preparing the curries and mee goreng that Montrealers know and love so well.
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Admittedly, I don’t know a whole lot about Malaysian fare. I do know mee goreng, however, and Cash and Curry gives you a great one. Yellow noodles stir fried with some of the tastiest shrimp I’ve had in a while. This dish packs a lot of heat without being an assault on the tongue, which I think many places end up failing at. The crunch of peanuts and the sweetness of onion and the sharpness of coriander combines to make this a satisfying and hearty noodle dish. It comes with what I think must be Chinese cabbage marinated in a coconut-type sauce, and it really a shocking and perfect topping for the mee goreng, adding a distinctive other taste and cooling the whole thing down a little.
20071123_cashandcurry3.jpgThe other dish I enjoyed was a simple vegetable curry with rice. This rice is simply wonderful, fragrant jasmine mixed with bits of lemongrass and basil. Paired with the curried zucchini, potato and chickpeas in a rich and spicy sauce, it really is a medley of flavours of the Thai variety. My next visit there will be for a whole different meal, the infamous pad thai with the miso-tom yum soup and samosas with tamarind sauce.

20071123_cashandcurry1.jpgCash and Curry is a tiny place, but the candles lit outside and the smells drifting from its door is unmistakable. Not much seating room is inside, but what there is, is warmly decorated and it looks like a perfect winter dinner spot. But pick-up is also available, and I don’t think it gets much cozier than hanging out in front of the TV with a big bowl of mee goring in front of you.

Cash and Curry
68 Duluth E.
(514) 284-5696

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norris hall / November 23, 2007 at 12:05 pm
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Hi. If you are interested in Thai cooking try this website
<a href="http://www.thaifoodtonight.com/thaifoodtonight/recipes.htm";>www.thaifoodtonight.com</a>
It's got about 30 recipes each one with a cooking video to go along
Good if you like to try cooking Thai food at home
Fairfax / November 23, 2007 at 03:08 pm
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Sweet! As always, Kim, you've succeeded in making me hungry. And since this place specializes in take-out (which I do much more often than sit-down meals) and is only a couple of blocks from my apartment, I'll almost certainly get to try this one!
kim / November 23, 2007 at 03:15 pm
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Awesome, Fairfax! Let me know how much you enjoy it!

I'm a take-out person too (and it keeps the alcohol pricetag down!), and I think this is a REALLY FAST, affordable and delicious place for such a thing.
MyKhanaKhazana / February 10, 2010 at 06:18 pm
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Thanks for easy recipe on how to make Samosa's. I will definately attempt to make them during holidays. I am just worried about the mess the sugar dough will create.
golu dolls / February 27, 2019 at 04:08 am
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nice post
kanchipuramsarees / February 27, 2019 at 04:08 am
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nice post
kanchipuramsarees / February 27, 2019 at 04:08 am
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nice post
herbal powder / February 27, 2019 at 04:08 am
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nice post

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