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I'm new to Thai cuisine and new to this website. I'm just trying out some of the recipes here and recipes a chatfriend from Thailand sent me.
I found a shop here in Hamburg/Germany that is providing all ingredients for Thai cooking and of course one of the first things I bought was a pack of green curry paste. As I've never been to Thailand and do not have much experience (about Thai cooking, not cooking itself) I'm not sure about the taste - I don't like it too much
I also prepared my own curry paste and I'm quite happy with that, but I'm not sure if it's originally Thai. Can you recommend any brand for curry paste that really is the real, original stuff??? Or help me with a recipe for self-made curry paste???
Thank you for your help and thanx for the helpful easycooking website
First of all, welcome to Ucancookthai na ka.
For me, I usually use instant curry paste as you mentioned because it's easy and very convenient. I never made my own curry paste. The brand that I like is "Mae Ploy" or you can see it at:
For green curry paste that you bought, I also have some recipe here:
or more western style:
I suggest that don't use it too much for the first time. You can add some more later and taste as you like. I hope you enjoy cooking and eating your own Thai food na ka
Thank you Ning, ขอบคุณ and สวัสดีครับ!
Sorry, I'm not able to read any Thai, it's just copy and paste from an online dictionary
Seems "Mae Ploy" is "The One" as I've got the same
Of course "Kheng Khiao Wan Kai" was the first dish I tried out from this website but I didn't use instant curry paste. A chatfriend from BKK sent me the following recipe for a green curry paste:
10 fresh green chillies
2 tablespoons chopped lemon grass
1 tablespoon chopped coriander root
1 tablespoon chopped shallots
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon chopped galangal root
1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
1 teaspoon ground cummin seeds
7 white pepper corns
I blended everything in my food processor, then did the finish in a mortar. The result was so fresh and fragrant and for me and my friends (not knowing the original) the meal was amazing!!!
I hope I'll soon have a chance to spend holidays in Thailand to enjoy hospitality, culture and the "real" stuff there
I'm glad that you love and enjoy Thai food. It's true that your own dish is always delicious and fresh. I also impress that you made your own curry paste. You are better than me na ka.
I hope you'll have a chance to visit Thailand soon. I'm now in Thailand to visit my family for two months ka.
If you have a chance, please share you dish on the board na ka. I would like to see your "Kheng Khiao Wan Kai" ka.