Curry & Co. Indian restaurant is the latest entrant at the Nagore Square dining precinct. Its signature offering is the range of biryanis (choice of chicken, mutton, fish, prawn and vegetarian) steamed in bamboo tubes.
We ordered two types of biryani: one with spiced chicken and one with slow-cooked spiced mutton.
- Chicken biryani
The biryani was slow-cooked in bamboo tubes upon order. When serving, the waiter tilted out the steaming-hot contents of the bamboo onto a banana leaf-lined platter table-side.
The chicken biryani comes with the standard accompaniments of a hard-boiled egg, raita and extra spicy sauce on the side. The chicken-leg was fall-off-the-bone tender and very well spiced through. The biryani rice was fluffy and subtly-scented - one of the best in George Town that I’ve tried.
- Mutton biryani
Waiter served out the contents table-side, which included a sharp knock at the base of the bamboo tube.
The spiced mutton biryani had a more robust, assertive scent & flavour, which blended better with the bland-ish biryani rice. I think this version tasted better.
Our waiter recommended the spicy curried crab, which he said was made available only on weekends. Eventhough we felt curried crab wouldn’t blend well with our meat biryanis (steamed plain, white rice would have been perfect), we decided to give the curry a try. Turned out, the curry was very tasty, even if the flower crab used for this dish wasn’t exactly the freshest, nor the meatiest around.
As with all newly-opened eateries in Penang, Curry & Co. is currently attracting a pretty healthy crowd, so try and come early to get a table.
Curry & Co.
11 Jalan Nagore
Tel: +604-226 1520
Opening hours: 12pm-2.30pm, 6.30pm-late.