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    Basic Thai Curry Paste Recipes

    These recipes come from www.ThaiTable.com. The author is Netty Netsuwan, who has access to these recipes through her Thai mother. She understands that sometimes certain items are not available and often gives substitutes.

    There are also recipes for various Thai dishes on her website. If you more information or recipes to share, please do so.

    Massaman: http://www.thaitable.com/thai/recipe...an-curry-paste

    Red: http://www.thaitable.com/thai/recipe/red-curry-paste

    Green: http://www.thaitable.com/thai/recipe/green-curry-paste

    Southern Sour: http://www.thaitable.com/thai/recipe...ur-curry-paste

    Yellow: http://thaifood.about.com/od/thaicur...ellowpaste.htm

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    Re: Basic Thai Curry Paste Recipes

    I've never tried the southern Thai curries, have you? This recipe has turmeric in it. My favorites are green curry and massaman. What is your favorite Thai curry?

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    Re: Basic Thai Curry Paste Recipes

    Today I attended an entry into rains retreat organized by an overseas Thai Buddhist monastery. The Thai devotees made so many yummy dishes of seemingly mainly isaan dishes, including some exotic-looking curries. Makes me so 'homesick' (for want of a better word) for Thailand..!
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    Re: Basic Thai Curry Paste Recipes

    YY, were there any meatless curries? Can you share with us what you use for protein in your curry?

    I use chickpeas, which of course is not Thai, but they do absorb the taste of the curry nicely, just as potatoes do in massaman curry.

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    Re: Basic Thai Curry Paste Recipes

    555 I used lentils which is not thai too ^^. However when I was down in luang prabang early this year, the lao/thai vegetarian curry would usually have oyster mushroom, small eggplants (the size of cherry tomatoes) n sometimes bamboo shoots.
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    Re: Basic Thai Curry Paste Recipes

    Oh yes, lentils! I have them in a variety of colors! Eggplants are a good idea, I need to grow some of the tiny variety next year. I miss being able to get fresh bamboo shoots.

    Thanks, YY.

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    Re: Basic Thai Curry Paste Recipes

    Lucky u, I have never had fresh bamboo shoots. Do they look naturally yellow or is the colour from d preservation process?
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    Re: Basic Thai Curry Paste Recipes

    When I say fresh, I mean from the market in Bangkok, lol. I thought they were fresh, but maybe not. I know they have to be processed in some way before eating to avoid poisoning, so maybe I misspoke. Anyway, they were a very pale creamy yellow.

    I was thinking one time about growing my own shoots for food, but gave up on the idea. Now I see there is a website on this very topic. Maybe I should give it a second thought.

    Here's the link in case anyone is interested.

    http://www.bamboofarmingusa.com/Cooking.html

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    Re: Basic Thai Curry Paste Recipes

    Just came from the local Asian food store where I picked up some coconut milk, bamboo strips, and a can of Green Curry Paste.

    I am making gaeng keal wan gai for dinner tonight. I miss the fresshly-made green curry paste you find in the Thai markets, but the canned stuff works fairly well (if anything it is more consistent in heat and flavor than the locally-made pastes).

    I like Thai eggplants in my curry, but my wife prefers bamboo strips. One of these days I will surprise her and throw in some water chestnuts (which I love) and some palm sugar (I generally don't put anything sweet into my gaeng keal wan - so it is not really wan at all).

    This is the only Thai dish that I can make that tastes good enough that my wife can enjoy it!

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    Re: Basic Thai Curry Paste Recipes

    I went to a Thai restaurant this past weekend. I had been there before and left disappointed with the tom yum I had ordered. It tasted like they may have used a seasoning packet rather than actual broth. MSG is NOT my friend. Anyway K wanted me to try it again so I decided I would just not order soup this time.

    When I saw pork Rad Na on the menu I realized it was a one time favorite of mine, which I had forgotten the name of. We used to walk to a restaurant on Charoensanitwong nearly every Saturday where it was a specialty.

    Have you tried it? Where in Thailand or abroad is there a good place to eat rad na?

    In case you want to make it at home, here is a recipe from ThaiTable.com: http://www.thaitable.com/thai/recipe/rad-na

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