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Shae Killey3 years ago

Spice it up with some traditional curry cuisines

It is a well-known fact curry dishes are popular throughout Southern Asia for their beautiful taste, texture and complex combination of spices and herbs. Many restaurants try their hand at perfecting the curry and it's different variations but unfortunately they rarely get it right; it's either too spicy, too mild, too sloppy or too dry. Stop going from restaurant to restaurant ordering curry dishes only to be disappointed when the plate is put in front of you. We've found the best Wollongong restaurants to satisfy your curry cravings as well as treating you to a first class dining experience.

A taste of Thailand

Jasmine Rice Thai Restaurant 

Tasty looking curry dish, Jasmin Rice Thai Restaurant - Wollongong
Tasty looking curry dish, Jasmin Rice Thai Restaurant – Wollongong

Located on the corner of Corrimal Street and Stewart Street, step into this award-winning restaurant that has been perfecting the fine art of Thai cuisine for over 20 years. As you sit down at this BYO restaurant, the lovely staff dressed in traditional Thai garments will uncork your wine bottle, pour you a glass and take your order with a smile. For your entree tuck into a curry puff or a tom kah salmon soup that’ll wet your appetite before the curry comes. If you’re feeling up to the challenge you can choose the jungle curry, which is a hot red curry with coconut milk, Thai herbs and mixed vegetables. Otherwise there’s a range of other curries and noodle dishes which are sure to satisfy your stomach at this lovely traditional Thai restaurant.
Where: 131 Corrimal St Wollongong NSW

Bangkok Balcony 

One of their stir-fry menu selections, Bangkok Balcony - Wollongong
One of their stir-fry menu selections, Bangkok Balcony – Wollongong

It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for a quick curry on your lunch break or want to bring the whole family along to experience first class Thai cuisine, the affordable prices at Bangkok Balcony make it a must visit restaurant. Don’t let the prices fool you, with modern elegant surroundings and dishes plated in style being their trademark, you’ll be dining in luxury when you choose to eat at this authentic Thai restaurant. When it comes to curries there are six different choices at Bangkok Balcony but there’s really no going past the beef massaman curry or their new Thai style laksa noodles curry. For all the curry haters out there you can still leave with a smile on your face, as there’s a variety of more traditional stir-fried options available that rival the curry dishes in flavour.
Where: 2/497 Crown St West Wollongong NSW


Indian infusions 

Manjit’s Indian Restaurant 

Many different flavours and spices, Manjit's Indian Restaurant - Wollongong
Many different flavours and spices, Manjit’s Indian Restaurant – Wollongong

Located just short drive north of the Wollongong CBD, bring your family and friends to Manjit’s Indian Restaurant for some authentic Indian curry cuisine that’ll blow your mind. With the traditional Indian decor filling the room, you’ll feel like your eating inside an Indian palace as you relax into your chair and take sip of wine from your glass. A good barometer for the quality of an Indian restaurant can be found in how good their butter chicken curry dish is; so when you select from the award-winning menu at Manjit’s Indian Restaurant be sure to choose their butter chicken which will have you coming back time and time again. Are things getting a bit spicy? Wash everything down with a lovely cocktail (or mocktail for the kids) which will cool you off as well as satisfy your tastebuds.
Where: Stockland Wendouree 241 Princes Highway Corrimal NSW

Tamarind Tree Curries

Traditional Indian curries, Tamarind Tree Curries - Wollongong
Traditional Indian curries, Tamarind Tree Curries – Wollongong

When you go to a place with curry in their name, you know you’re in for a great curry cuisine. Located a bit further north of Manjit’s Indian Restaurant, Tamarind Tree Curries specialise in making tasty curries with flavour infusions inspired by both India and Sri Lanka. Their menu is quite extensive but be sure to order the rogan josh which is a popular Indian curry cooked in yoghurt and a selection of spices with diced lamb; or for something a bit different, choose the chicken tikka masala curry cooked with tandoori fillets, onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and masala sauce. So don’t even think about cooking tonight, order some delicious takeaway for a tasty night of eating in the comfort of your own home.
Where: 1/128 Princes Highway Fairy Meadow NSW


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