Curry is one of Thailand’s favorite dishes, but in the Thai language curry is “kari,” which refers to only one of many combinations of spices. It typically contains turmeric or saffron, among other things, and is recognizable by its yellow color. In its many variations, curry is common to India and all of Southeast Asia, including Malaya, Indonesia, Laos, and Cambodia. Consuming spices is as old as civilization and the majority of the spices we know, and love today were used in ancient Egypt, China, and India. These spices were used not only to flavor food, but also to preserve meat.
Thai food is internationally famous. Whether chili-hot or relatively bland, harmony is the goal and belief behind each dish. Thai cuisine is basically a combination of centuries-old Eastern and Western influences and the characteristics of Thai food can be refined and adjusted to suit all palates. In Thailand, curry is typically a soupy dish that consists of coconut milk or water, curry paste, and meat. Thai curries are comparably more soup-like than the thicker Indian versions. Curries are one of the heaviest dishes of Thai cuisine, is based on spicy herb and spice pastes. There are dozens of different types of curries in Thailand and the flavor varies on the types of curry pastes used, as well as the addition of coconut or water. They are also different in flavor, of course, depending on the different combinations of meats, herbs, vegetables, and fruits.
Curry is an essential dish in Thailand and is eaten in many Thai homes on a daily basis. Many people use ingredients that can be easily found growing around the home and generally have very little meat. Curry is an economical, healthy and a quick simple part of the Thai diet. It is high in vitamins, rich in protein, and can be easily digested when eaten with rice as a meal. If you are interested in eating local, fresh, and authentic Thai cuisine, give Le Moose Crepe Cafe in Fremont a call at (510) 745-7288 to book a reservation. You can also check out our reviews on Yelp and our website.