THAI HERBS AND SPICES                          Simply Thai, Simply Delicious

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© 2018 by Mae Jum Limited

 
 

We want our customers to enjoy the true essence of Thai Cuisine, encompassing nature, health, freshness, aroma and taste.

 

Possible only by using the best fresh herbs and spices, blended in a traditional way, with nothing else but a little sea salt. It puts the ingredients front and foremost, and when used in recipes, is uncompromising, real and beyond challenge.

 

Pure and Simply Thai.

It is so full of flavour that one pack is all you need

for 8 servings.

"Our Thai Massaman Curry Pastes use high quality, 100% natural ingredients, fresh from local farmers, blended to an age-old recipe that respects traditional proportions, for health, vitality, aroma and taste." 

MAE JUM

แกงมัสมั่น

Massaman is not a native Thai word, and there are many different theories of where it originates from. Once you have tasted massaman you will realise that it is very different to the other Thai curries and has a more Indian feel to it. That is because it uses more spices than fresh herbs. 

 

One such theory dates back to the 19th century, where it is thought to represent "Muslin Man" curry as in the 17th century there was much trade between the court of Ayutthaya, the old capital of Thailand, and the Persian merchant brings products from the middle east. Other theories point to a southern Thai recipe influenced by Malaysia and the word Masam which means "sour".

Similar to Panang, but with additional spices like mace, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves, this curry has extra layers of flavour and can also be cooked with roasted peanuts. My favour is with beef, but equally with chicken. Because of its Islamic heritage, it is rarely cooked with pork. 

 

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