Fisher Flour will sell over one million scones during this year's edition of the Puyallup Fair, but there's more to eat at the fair than pastry. This week, Voracious spotlights four new-to-the-fair foods worth checking out should the scone lines grow unbearably long.
Unless eaters are confining themselves to foods served on sticks, dietary restrictions are notoriously difficult to accommodate at the fair. But Curry Cousin, one of two new vendors at this year's Puyallup Fair, has concocted a terrific not-fried option for vegetarians.
Curry Cousin takes a catholic approach to curry: According to press materials, its dishes are meant to represent Jamaica, Africa, Nepal, Malaysia, and Singapore. There are fish curries, chicken curries, and a trio of vegetable curries from which to choose: The curries are heaped on white basmati rice and served with mild, medium, or hot chutney.
The vegetable plate features a clump of thickly sauced lentils, slightly droopy cauliflower florets, and thinly shaved green beans slapped with a surprisingly invigorating curry. While the lentils and cauliflower skewed salty, the beans had a fresh flavor amplified by a bright chutney made from coriander.
For fairgoers hotfooting to the next ride, Curry Cousin will roll its curries in a wrap. But if you're willing to use a fork and napkin at the fair, go for the bowl treatment. And ask for extra chutney.