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Your Guide to Popular Types of Thai Curry and How They’re Used

May 17, 2021
IN Thai Cuisine

Thai food is known globally for its aromatic scents and exquisite tastes that each dish is given because of the spices used to cook them. But, one dish that everyone seems to know when it comes to Thai cuisine is Thai curry.

If you didn’t know, there are several types of Thai curry, and they’re each used in different ways. Below we’ve created a guide detailing types of curry and the ways that it’s used.

Green Curry

Green curry is not typically a curry that you would think of when it comes to Thai cuisine. It’s also found under the name of Kaeng Khiao Wan.

Unlike the other types of curries, the green curry is going to take on a sweeter taste. Several dishes with green curry also feature a host of other spices, including basil or coriander.

It gives each dish a light and herbaceous flavor that is absolutely to die for.

Green Curry With Vegetables

Although this type of curry is on the sweeter side, it doesn’t mean that you can’t pair it with an ample helping of vegetables. Choose any spring vegetables you’d like and mix them into this mouthwatering broth.

Then once the broth is done cooking, don’t forget to scoop it on top of some perfectly cooked rice.

Red Curry

When you think of curry, this might be one of the first types you think of. Red curry is a favorite amongst many that cook Thai dishes regularly.

There are several different dishes that red curry is incorporated in and we’re going to detail one for you in the next section. Most people that cook with red curry opt to use the Thai curry powder instead of directly handling this fiery chili pepper.

Thai Red Curry With Chicken

A great chicken dish, but let’s be honest, who can resist perfectly cooked chicken in a delicious red Thai curry sauce. This dish is packed with flavors from ginger and garlic that you will be using.  It typically has bamboo shoots, bell peppers and basil. 

Don’t forget the vegetables and chicken broth that you need to pull the entire dish together.

Yellow Curry

Yellow curry is another type of curry that people love to consume. Several spices give this curry its signature yellow color, including turmeric or yellow mustard seeds.

Yellow curry isn’t typically as hot as other types of curry can be, but it still packs a punch in the flavor department. 

Thai Yellow Curry With Potatoes

If you thought that curry could only be served with a side of rice and vegetables, you were mistaken. In this dish, you combine the creaminess of the curry with spiced potatoes.

When looking for something savory to consume, this should be your go-to dish to cook.

Types of Thai Curry

There are several types of Thai curry that you eat or want to use when cooking. If you’re looking for a curry that packs a punch, choose a red curry, but if you want a taste on the mild side green curry is the way to go.

If you’re looking to try some new dishes come by and visit one of our Thai Ginger locations. We are experts when it comes to all things that have to do with Thai food and culture.

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