The Great Curry Debate

Indian hot? Or Kiwi hot? That is the question.

Ensuring restaurants add the right amount of spice is one of the most popular requests curry-loving foodies make when ordering.

New data from online food delivery service Menulog has revealed customer requests to restaurants ranging from cheeky – “Give us a CHURHOO when you turn up!”

and funny – “No chicken in the butter chicken, just sauce.”

to scarily polite – “Please pass it to me through the window. I have a psycho poodle!”

However, it is the prevalence of ‘Kiwi hot’ vs ‘Indian hot’ comments that are among the most common from customers. “Please make it Indian hot” and “Indian hot brother” are just two of the comments left by customers, while “Kiwi hot please” is a request for a curry that is a little milder.

Menulog has 57 different cuisine types on its platform with the most popular non-Indian dishes made up of Kebabs, Pad Thai, Hawaiian Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, and Wontons. This year has also seen a sharp rise in the popularity of Vietnamese and boba milk tea.

As the Delivery Service is rolled out across the country, Menulog has removed all delivery fees with a $10 minimum order until the end of June. It then moves to a tiered system with an average delivery fee of $5 and as low as $1.99 during off-peak times.

So, how do you like your curry? Indian hot or Kiwi hot?