A Red Velvet Christmas

A Red Velvet Christmas

Thai Curry: Which Is Your Favorite?

by Zachary Castro

When you are craving Thai food, what is your favorite dish? Do you love the tartness of a tom yum soup, the cool crunch of a summer roll, or maybe the tangy flavors or Pad Thai? Perhaps you think of curry. The sweet coconut milk and savory spices of a good Thai curry make this dish a favorite among many Asian food fans, but when you look closely at most Thai menus, you will notice several different types of curry. So, what is the difference between all of those different types of curry, and how do you choose the right one for you?

Red Curry

If you are in the mood for a very spicy, robust chili flavor, red curry is the perfect choice for you. Red curry gets its color and flavor from a paste made of red chili peppers. Stronger flavored meats, such as veal and seafood, generally pair well with the stronger flavors of a red curry. 

Yellow Curry

If you are looking for a milder, slightly sweeter option, yellow curry is a great choice. Yellow curry gets its color from turmeric that is added to either red or green curry paste to make the dish. Because of this added spice, yellow curry has a bit more complex flavor that pairs well with milder flavored proteins, such as chicken or tofu. 

Green Curry

If you want a curry that is neither too robust, nor too mild, green curry may be just what you are looking for. This curry is made from a paste of green chili peppers, and tends to have a sweeter, and more peppery flavor, and it tends to go well with most protein options.

Specialty Curry

Many Thai restaurants also feature a variety of other curry flavors, such as peanut or avocado. Most of the time, these flavors are simply a red, yellow, or green curry with these additional flavor profiles added. They can be a flavorful variation on the curry theme, and are usually considered a house specialty. If you are looking for a more complex flavor, or are in the mood to try something out of the ordinary, these specialty curries can be a great option.

When you are in the mood for curry, don't be afraid to try something new. The common flavor profiles of spices, coconut, and chilies, make any of these types of curry a satisfying dish, and by understanding the differences in each, you can choose the curry to best suit your craving. Consider visiting a trusted and good restaurant, such as Noodle Cart Thai Food, to fulfill whatever desires you have.


About Me

A Red Velvet Christmas

Before marrying my amazing husband nine years ago, I had never baked a cake in my life. At our wedding shower, one of my beloved aunts gifted me with several types of cake pans including three single layer ones. Never one to waste a gadget, I anxiously stirred up my first desert, a towering rich red velvet cake, with my new cake pans. Since baking this first cake, I’ve become known around my community as an expert red velvet cake baker. Around Christmas time, I always get requests to make this tantalizingly delicious dessert. One of the secrets to my success is adding an abundant amount of liquid to my batter in the form of oil and buttermilk. On this blog, you will discover the other ingredients needed to have your own red velvet Christmas this year.