Bangladeshi Curry Hyder is another feather in Fukuoka’s already broad, international culinary cap. Chef Hyder started out serving his curry at events, where it proved to be so successful that he decided to open his own restaurant. Located in an old apartment building in Kego, Hyder’s self-titled establishment now cooks up a wide variety of South Asian delights. Most popular is his “herbal curry”, which is made according to an old family recipe. Not overly spicy, it contains a subtle blend of 16 different spices and herbs, many of which are renowned for their wholesome and restorative properties. Further health benefits are ensured by Hyder’s insistence on using produce free of pesticides and artificial additives. He also runs Ketoy.jp, a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating poverty in Bangladesh. Fair trade handicrafts and colorfully dyed scarves are on sale in the restaurant, with a portion of takings going towards helping the needy. A chance to enjoy a delicious, healthy curry and do a good deed? Sounds like an opportunity too good to miss!
Bangladeshi Curry Hyder
1F 2-9-10 Kego, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Open: 11:00 ~ 22:00
Menu: Herbal curry set (chicken) ¥900, Beef curry set ¥1,000, Korma curry set ¥900, Shrimp curry ¥900, Spicy stewed beef sinew ¥500, Imported beer ¥500
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn158, Feb. 2012)