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Curry Research: China

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Believe it or not, there is such a thing as Chinese Curry. Although my research indicates that it didn’t actually originate in China, but rather in Malaysia, where Chinese immigrants incorporated the local spices into their native cuisine.

Chinese curry typically contains all the meat and vegetable ingredients found in a stir-fry, with the addition of coconut milk and curry spices, as well as soy sauce, white pepper, and chili oil. Chinese curry sauce tends to be yellow, with a thin consistency, and may be served with steamed rice, or Malaysian style with mee noodles.