Green Papaya

You can’t really complain about a large, beautiful plate of Thai chicken curry in pleasant, comfortable surroundings. It makes it even harder when you only pay £3 for your lunch.

But I’m going to complain about my green Thai chicken curry at Green Papaya. It was too sweet. I know using sugar in some curries is pretty standard, but I don’t think the sweetness should be cloying. This was.

Welcome to America, I guess. Food here does tend toward the sweet, and I am glad my palate had a decade in Europe to learn to dislike that (well, in foods that are meant to be savoury, at least). If I’m going to have sugar, I’d rather have it in the form of cupcakes or chocolate, you know?

I’ll go back to Green Papaya, but I’ll order something sugar-free.

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