Guam Diner Bytes: Curry Kebab
Did you know that Curry Powder contains curcumin, which is a powerful anti-infammatory 50 times more potent than Vitamin C or E (according to Bharat Aggarwal, Phd., a professor at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center). He also authored a book called Healing Spices. Spices contain antioxidants and thousands of phytonutrients. One thing you can be sure of - when you go to the Curry Kebab, you will definitely get your dose of spices! I was feeling a bit drained the other day and went to Curry Kebab and Wham! After my first taste of Mushroom Soup ($6.99), I perked right up!! This rich spicy soup is laden with mushrooms and seems to have been concentrated. It’s on the verge of seeming salty.
We also ordered an Apple Salad ($7.99) which is a divinely refreshing and nourishing dish! This tart, palate-scrunching appetizer ends up being sweet. It is made with sliced red onions, tomatoes, and apples that are marinated in lemon juice and vinegar, with sugar water and parsley.
I was in the mood for fish so had the Fish Curry ($11.99), which is made with cubes of Mahi that are cooked in a South Indian curry sauce with herbs and spices. I asked for it to be Spicy (other choices are Mild and Medium). Again, my body could feel the energizing sensation of the curry spice flowing from my mouth and belly, where it started to warm me and elevate my senses. I’m not a scientist but I’d be interested in finding out if there is a way to measure the body’s response to spices. This stuff’s magic!!! The mahi pieces were juicy and flaked apart easily. They were totally coated with curry sauce.
Zee ordered Dhal Makani ($10.99), which has seasoned lentils sauteed with a butter-flavored curry sauce. She also had hers “Spicy” and showed her approval with her first savory bite! I tried some of hers and agreed with her opinion on the spice love these held!
We shared a Rosemary Naan Bread ($4.99) which was surprisingly more than adequate for the two of us (usually we order two types). I have to maintain my “spice balance” by eating as many spiced dishes as I can. They ought to make spice supplements!!!