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Meeting (April 2010)

And so after much hand-wringing and talk of wild adventures to venues across the river (‘head East young man!’) the GCC has settled for the safety of home  (‘There’s no place like home, eh Dorothy?) And so the Taste of India (43 Greenwich Church St, Greenwich, SE10 9BL) gets...

Giant step for currykind

In a small step for bloggers but a giant step for GCC we’ve just notched up our 1,000 visitor. Yes, yes, I know that’s not going to send shockwaves through big blog city, but as this only started as a group of friends eating curry and writing about it...

At last, a green curry

Taste of India, Greenwich I really like the tourists in Greenwich. I like the way they wander about with a guidebook, I like the thought that a smelly red telephone box appears to be the greatest thing they have set their eyes on, I like their nice matching jackets...

(Still) in search of a green curry

Spicy Bite, Dublin, Ireland Dublin is expensive. Curry is painfully expensive. So Spicy Bite, tucked away downstairs in the Moor Mall is the place to head when you want curry without a hole in your pocket. For just €6.50 (not short of the price of starter in a restaurant)...

In search of a green curry

Monsoon, Dublin, Ireland . After copious amounts of Guinness on St Patrick’s Day (yes, I did see the parade – it was on the TV), it seemed only fitting to wrap up the early part of the day with a curry. There might have been something fittingly green on...

Better than Natwest

March 2010 Mountain View, Blackheath This is a great building for an Indian (Nepalese really, as the comment points out below) restaurant. Spacious, with high ceilings, and a classy bar area, it certainly makes a change from the tight, flock-wallpapered dens that most curry houses favour. The former Natwest...

‘I can’t feel my tongue’

This little beauty, called Chilli Pepper Pete’s Dragon Slayer (chillipepperpete.com) is courtesy of Adam in Belushis (belushis.com) who passed this onto GCC after picking it up at the Brighton’s Fiery Foods Chilli Festival, which forms part of the Spring Harvest Festival (brightonspringharvest.com) from 11-21 March. It’s said to be...

Sag paneer

Every time I go to an Indian restaurant, I order this dish as I enjoy it.  The best version in London that I have had is the one from the Punjab in Neal Street.  The vagar (sauce it is cooked in) is similar to many of my shaks but...

We love curry

Poor old Dave. Not only does he have to wait a year for a curry, now every blog fan in Greenwich knows he wears a checked shirt (see Classic Photo No 2). This is thanks to mentions and links from the iconic blogger, the Greenwich Phantom (thegreenwichphantom.co.uk), the Cobra...

Meeting (March 2010)

This month’s chief organiser Antoine, our French curry lover, declares Monday 15 March as the date of the next meeting. Venue: Mountain View, Blackheath (1-3 Lee Road, SE3 9RQ) at 8pm. Pre-drinks in the Railway (16 Blackheath Village SE3 9LE) from 6.30pm. New curry lovers welcome. We don’t bite...

Classic photo (No 2)

This is the face of a man who has been waiting for a curry for 12 months. Chinese, Italian, Turkish, Swiss (roll), he’s had the lot in the last year, but this is the first proper meal this man has had in a year. What did he have? Biryani....

Blondes have more pizza

February 2010 The Mogul, Greenwich Well, rock my soul. Drum roll please… Is this girls I see at the GCC monthly meeting? Does it mean a table full of butter chicken? Then I shall hit back with an equally male curry cliche and order a vindaloo. But hang on,...

Meeting (February 2010)

In a dramatic twist the GCC has swapped its night from Monday to Tuesday (for February at least). Meeting planned for Tuesday 16 February. Venue: Taste of India (43 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich). Meet in Spanish Galleon from 7pm for warm-up....

Classic photo (No 1)

Dear oh dear. Now the GCC eaters have taken to posing with the staff (here at the Gurkha Inn). The GCC are the two with big grins on their faces. But what, we must ask have they done to upset the staff at this lovely restaurant? And why has...

Extraordinary meeting (February 2010)

A special meeting of the wandering members of the GCC has been called for early February in sunny Benidorm. A nice curry is a well-known traditional Spanish dish and has been every since the British invaded the country in the 1960s. India Gate, near the Old Town and Nawaab...

A rather civilised affair

January 2010 Gurkha’s Inn, Greenwich The best thing about having a decent number around the table for an Indian (well done Ian for rustling up five this month, and even an apology for absence from Tina) is that you can order what you fancy and then when you get...

Meeting (January 2010)

The first meeting of the New Year is on 18 January at the Kerala Zone (119 Trafalgar Road, Greenwich). Meet for beers in Hardy’s pub at 7.30pm to clean the palate....

Tandoori overload and the sniffles

December 2009 The Mogul, Greenwich Dave’s go the sniffles. He looks like he’d rather be tucked up in bed with a good woman. But, he’s a loyal determined member of the Greenwich Curry Club and he’s battled through the snow and the cold to be here tonight. He missed...