So many Thai Curries…

– Which one do you pick?

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Thailand is very famous for its delicious food. One of the things you should definitely try is the Thai curry. But how do you know which one to pick? Here is an overview for you with Thailand’s best curries.

Thai Curry
Originally from India, Indian (im)migrants introduced the curry dish into Thailand and over the years it became a typical Thai dish. Different from India, cooks in Thailand make use of fresh herbs and make their curries thinner, more like soup. The Thai curry is made from a curry paste mixed with coconut milk (or water), some spices and filled with fresh vegetables, fish or meat. Often you eat some rice next to it which makes this meal overall a very healthy one as well!

There are many different varieties of curries. Due to different peppers the color varies so you can easily remember your favorite! The main ingredients for the curry paste are the dried chilies, lemongrass, shallots, white pepper, salt and shrimp paste. Often you will find garlic and leaves of the kaffir lime in the curry as well.

Green Curry
It is probably the most unique curry when compared to other Asian countries. The green chilies, kaffir lime and basil leaves are typical ingredients of the Green Curry. The dish is often eaten with beef, chicken or fish dumplings. The popular dish is a nice try but can be very spicy depending on the cook so be careful if you can’t handle to much peppers.

Thai Green Curry

Thai Green Curry

Red Curry
The red curry paste is used in many Thai dishes and knows therefore a great variety. The red curry can be very hot through its dried red chili peppers but this doesn’t have to be the case. Many different kinds of meat and seafood can be eaten with the curry like chicken, duck, pork, beef and shrimps. Adventures types can also try something special like snake or delicious frogs.

Thai Red Curry

Thai Red Curry

Yellow Curry
This is a variant of the Indian curry with a yellow color through its curry powder. The curry is often eaten with chicken, onions and potatoes. The dried species are giving a mild flavor to the curry.

Thai Yellow Curry

Thai Yellow Curry

Panang Curry
This the favorite curry of many tourists. The curry has a tick coconut cream and is therefore served on a plate instead of a bowl. The sauce is sweeter, rich in taste and less spicy than the red and green curries, often peanuts are added. The Panang Curry together with beef gives you a delicious dish!

Thai Panang Curry

Thai Panang Curry

Masaman Curry
It is an original and unique dish with some Persian influences. Unlike other Thai curries this dish includes peanuts and particular spices such as cinnamon, white cardamom and nutmeg. The Masaman Curry is originally served with lamb or beef in the Islamitic countries. Though if you are visiting Thailand, a very popular and good combination is the Masaman Chicken.

Masaman Curry

Thai Masaman Curry