As questions are asked, I will add them to this sections, so please take a look and see if it is of interest or helpful.
Frequently asked questions
What Thai Curry is the hottest?
Jungle Curry is the hottest of all the curries. However, of the three most common (Green, Yellow and Red), the Thai Green curry is the hottest on account of the fresh green chillies that are used.
What vegetables can I add in my Thai Green Curry?
Keep it green!. You can put almost anything that fresh and in season. Green beans, pea or baby aubergines, brocoli, mange tout, asparagus, courgettes; you could even add baby sweet corn.
What's in Mae Jum's Green Curry Paste?
There are 5 core ingredients, green chillies, lemongrass, garlic, shallotts and galangal. We add other herbs and spices for balance, including white peppercorns, coriander seeds and root, kaffir lime rind and a touch of cumin seeds. All our curry paste include salt that acts as a perservative, however, the curry may need additional seasoning depending on what other ingredients you choose to add.
Which Thai curry is the sweetest?
It is the coconut milk that contributes to the sweetness of Thai curry, but some curries add a sweetener like palm sugar.
Is Massaman Curry and Panang Curry the same thing?
No, not really, but there are some similarities.
Are Mae Jum's Paste suitable for Vegans?
Yes they are. We do not include shrimp paste which is a normal ingredience in Thai curries. This isn't to make it suitable, but to preserve the fresh aroma of the pastes. In doing so, it means that vegan can also enjoy the paste, but either add more sea salt, or yeast extracts as a replacement.
Is Thai food healthy for you?
On the whole, Thai food promotes the use of fresh herbs, spices and vegetables. With easy access to the sea, Thai food includes fish and seafoods as a common ingredient in many dishes. With a climate that is always hot, and a good amount of rain, fresh vegitables and fruit are in natural abandance and readily available to the rich or poor. Thais tend to have a good balanced diet which is key to good health.