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Cool Curries at Golden Curry House

Posted by Emily / February 1, 2008

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These young hipster-types love a good curry.

As I waited for my takeout Indian dinner at Golden Curry House the other night, no less than six coolly dressed twentysomethings passed through to pick up their previously-ordered meals. The high foot traffic might have been surprising, considering the fact that it was an outrageously frigid and icy Wednesday night. But once I tasted my own delicious curry, which was hands-down the best I’ve had in Montreal, I understood why the place is so popular.

When I stopped by Golden to pick up a quick bite, I made one fatal error: I ordered it to-go. I should have stayed to savour the meal in situ, because Golden is a delightfully comfortable little nook. The dining area is incredibly long and skinny with a very low ceiling. With the dim lighting, you almost feel like you’re in a cave. As I sat there, waiting and listening to the soft Indian music, I really really didn’t want to go back outside into the cold.

But I did, and when I finally made it back home and opened my takeout bag, my kitchen was instantly filled with a spectacular Indian food aroma. Really, there are few scents that make me happier than the smell of good Indian food; it’s like a promise to your stomach that yummy things are on the way.

Since I’d wanted enough food to stretch into the next day’s lunch, I’d settled on the Kashmiri chicken, the palak panir, a couple of samosas, and a naan. The samosas were unremarkable, and had a low filling-to-crust ratio. But the Kashmiri chicken was wonderfully subtle and flavourful. Dozens of spices specked a golden, tangy yogurt-based sauce, with tender pieces of white meat chicken. The palak panir was different from, and better than, any version of the dish I’ve had in the past. Instead of a simple spinach mixture with a few large chunks of cheese, the cheese was smashed up and mixed into the spinach, along with several other ingredients like tomatoes. To eat both dishes, I used the soft naan that, thankfully, was still warm by the time I got home.

Among the people I’ve talked to, Golden has a reputation for extremely spicy food, so those who can take the heat should definitely give the place a try. One of the trendy-looking guys who passed through while I was waiting even double checked that his food was spicy enough before paying his bill. I wanted to do the same, since it made him look quite cool and tough. But as much as it pains me to admit it, I suffer from a rather sensitive palate. When my food arrived, I quickly double checked that it was not too spicy and, feeling very uncool, I headed out the door.

Golden Curry House
5210 St. Laurent
(514)270-2561

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