Bighi Curry (Montréal, Canada): Curry or Nothing

Bighi Curry (Montréal, Quebec)

A super late post – sorry for the hiatus folks! I ate at Bighi Curry a couple of months ago with a friend and in terms of curry in Montreal, I strongly believe that this is the place for it. A legit curry house in Montreal, say whaaaat?!

I’ve been meaning to write about Bighi for a while and this is me finally doing it! It’s located in the Gay Village area and has very cute decor. It has a very homely vibe that reminded me of the curry houses you could find along the tiny streets in Japan. I absolutely love the mural right by its entrance too.

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Pakora ($6)

We went for lunch because we knew they had a great deal. $15 for an appetiser, a main course and a drink.  This was our choice to start off with – a plate of fried vegetable pakoras which was very, very fluffy on the inside but crunchy on the outside!

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Chicken Katsu Curry ($16)

The Chicken Katsu Curry was really delicious. The curry was thick and smelled like the curry you would find in the small curry stalls tucked around Dotonbori, Osaka. The katsu was also very crispy. We loved that they kept the picked daikon which is hard to find in Montreal!

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pickled mackerel, braised daikon, sweet peas, horseradish ($11)

We also tried the pickled mackerel which was really yummy too! We loved the way it was presented. The dish was very different from the curry – it is similar to Assam Ikan which we have in Malaysia and reminded me of food that you could get at the hawker centres. The fish wasn’t overly pickled and had a good amount of sourness.

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Overall, we loved Bighi Curry and will swing by any time again. They even serve Malaysian and Burmese curry from time to time which I am excited to try. They also have brews and cocktails to go with your curry. What’s better than curry and a beer for a meal, eh? Price-wise, it’s very fair – especially for lunch. Worth every penny – we came out full and satisfied. And I wasn’t kidding when their decor is cute – look at the wood furniture!

Until next time,

N

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Expected Wallet Damage: $$

Contact: +1 514 379-4443

Opening Hours: Closed on Sundays and Mondays, Tues – Sat 5PM – 10PM

Perfect For: Casual Lunch, Birthdays, Dates, Happy Hour

Where: 1659 Ontario Est, Montreal, QC H2L 1S8

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