Cook And Share A Pot Of Curry Day.
It started when a newly arrived mainland Chinese family complained that their Indian neighbours were cooking curry and that they couldn’t stand the smells.
The argument was brought to the local mediation centre and although the matter was resolved, it sparked off a chain of reactions. Singaporeans everywhere started feeling that we should be proud of our heritage and one of our national dishes – curry.
Someone proceeded to create a facebook event for a curry day. The date was set for 21 August and it was called the Cook And Share A Pot Of Curry Day. Before long, almost 63,000 people had jumped on the wagon, ready to cook curry on this day and have a curry meal with friends and family.
I loved the idea of Curry Day. To me, this event was fun and created an opportunity for community bonding. Even among fellow Asians overseas. My family got together and I cooked a large pot of Assam Fish Curry. It was special.
Some people took this event quite negatively and portrayed it as a gesture of xenophobia. The media made Singaporeans sound petty and unhappy with the influx of immigrants. Duh.
As our boy would say – Where got time?!!
It was just a wonderful theme for Singaporeans to have a great time! And a yummilicious meal!
This assam fish curry was something I had put together with some ingredients at home last week and it had turned out great. So I made it again for Curry Day and did a step by step tutorial for it.
It’s a light curry flavoured, tangy sauce with seafood. I used fish but it’ll go well with crabs or shrimp too.
CLICK HERE for more photos, and for a step by step tutorial + recipe on how to make this curry.