Review: The Curry and Chips, Glen Waverley.

Review: The Curry and Chips, Glen Waverley.

When a friend came down visiting, we were on the lookout for somewhere new and exciting to try out. Luck would have it that a review pop up on The Age about Curry and Chips, and never having had Hoppers before or any sort of Sri Lankan food for that matter, we decided to go for it. After all, life’s all about discovering new things right?

Here’s something new I haven’t come across before. For the life of me, I can’t remember what the flavour is anymore! But I didn’t remember it tasting all that memorable. So if you see it and want to give it a miss, well you aren’t missing much.

And here’s my first Hoppers! As it turns out, Hoppers are a type of food in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Sri Lankan cuisine. It is called Chitau Pitha in Oriya, Paddu or Gulle Eriyappa in Kodava and Appam in Telugu. It is known as Appa in Sinhala. It is eaten most frequently for breakfast or dinner. It reminds me of a pancake that’s been made in a bowl-like mould, but with crunchy sides to it and an egg in the middle. Hoppers also come without eggs in the middle but I think the eggs add a really good dimension and texture to it.

To go together with the Hoppers, there were a range of curries that were available on the side and ranged from beef to chicken to vegetable curries. Each and every one more tasty than the last, and I especially adored the vegetable curries. And the best part of the night? It was all-you-can-eat, so an endless top up in the form of curries and Hoppers were available.

To be honest, I can’t tell you whether or not this was authentic Sri Lankan food. What I can tell you however, is that it was really yummy. I was bursting at the seams and those hoppers are a lot more filling than they let on. In terms of spice level, it’s not all that spicy. It’s more spices spicy, than hot spicy, if you get my drift.

What was super fascinating as well, was how they made the hoppers. Rows and rows of moulds really reminded me of how we make Apam Balik back home in Singapore / Malaysia. The two ladies who were cooking up the hoppers were really fast, had their timing down pat and not a single hopper was burnt. At least not that I can see.

If you are in the area, I strongly recommend you trying it out at least once. The shop front does nothing to draw you in, but once you are inside you will realise that the food is what draws the crowds in. We were the only non-indians / non- sri lankans in the whole restaurant and I have a feeling they know much better than me, so I trust them!

Curry & Chips

(03) 9802 3732
Glen Waverley
250 Blackburn Rd
Mount Waverley, 3149
Web: Curry and Chips

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  2. seeing locals is always a good sign =). i should acquaint myself with this place, been a while since i was in India.
    .-= Allan´s last blog ..Al’s photography 7 – paparazzi =-.

    • The Hoppers night is on Wednesday, they have other things available on the other nights. So do check out the website or call them up before you head over!

  3. what a unique dining experience!!!
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..Deep dish delight =-.

  4. HOPPERS!!! I love, love love hoppers. I love Hoppers sooo much you have NO idea. I have been looking for a good place selling hoppers, as I’ve only ever had hoppers at a Sri Lankan friend’s house and a church function catered by Sri Lankans.. therefore never at a restaurant!! This is so awesome I am SO gonna check it out very soon!!
    .-= Kimba’s Kitchen´s last blog ..Guest Post- Red Velvet Cake by FriedWontons4u =-.

    • I forgot to mention in my blog post – Hoppers night is only on one of the nights – do check their website before you run along for hoppers!

  5. Glen waverly :(
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Imbi Market =-.

  6. Oooh, those hoppers look like they’re adding such great novelty value to the meal! I don’t think anywhere in Canberra offers hoppers. Sadness!
    .-= Hannah´s last blog ..Single-Serving Maple Cornmeal Cake For My Blogiversary =-.

    • Definitely great novelty value. I’ve never had them before! If you ever get a chance to come down to Melbourne, you should try and make it here!

  7. I’ve not had hoppers before – they look tasty! An edible bowl pre-filled with a fried egg? Genius!
    .-= Forager @ The Gourmet Forager´s last blog ..Competition- Win a Blurb photo book! =-.

    • I love how it’s an edible bowl. So so adorable. And you can just put the curries in it. Definitely a genius invention!

  8. Oh my goodness! This place looks awesome! Must visit it soon. Always love going to the good old GW :)
    Heidi xo
    .-= Heidi – Apples Under My Bed´s last blog ..A little more than Beef and Black Bean =-.

  9. I have never had hoppers, I really want hoppers!!!
    .-= Sara @ Belly Rumbles´s last blog ..Russ &amp Daughters Appetizers =-.

  10. looks good, i just love a place that would call itself ‘curry and chips’, how cool.
    .-= deb (bearheadsoup)´s last blog ..Where to buy turducken =-.

    • I think their name is hilarious. It really doesn’t showcase themselves but it’s kinda catchy at the same time.

  11. YAY! HOPPERS! I love them! Only discovered them earlier this year at a Sri Lankan new year celebration, and became an instant lover. They’re such a fun dish.
    .-= Conor @ HoldtheBeef´s last blog ..but our Princess is in another cake! =-.

  12. this place looks awesome- what day of the week did you go?

    • If I remember correctly I went on Wednesday. There’s only one night in the week that they do Hoppers, so best to check the website or call to confirm and book before you go. =)

  13. Hoppers! Always on the lookout for great hoppers so thanks for the tip off, had them for breakfast when I was in SL and can’t wait to tuck into them again.

  14. Arthur Speldewinde says:

    Book in on a Saturday and enjoy the Jazz Music as well

  15. Margaret Hardy says:

    I had dinner at this place on Saturday.The food was horrible.It looked like it was taken straight out of the freezer and heated up.The service was even worse.It took 45 mts per person to get there meal.the side dishes arrived after the main meal was eaten.They could not even get the order right…the hoppers were made out of pan cake mix..I would never return and would never recommend it…

    • Celeste says:

      wow! That’s quite the 360 from the service and food I got! Sorry to hear it wasn’t good when you went. I’ll have to go back and have a look see again. =(

  16. Mat Bishop says:

    I had the hoppers 2 times after seeing the post , really loved it yummy .. can’t believe Margaret Hardy had a bad experience , they are certainly not made out of pancake mix though :)

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