As with any authentic cuisine, there are staples in cooking. When it comes to traditional Thai, curries are a must-have. At Giant of Siam, we incorporate the three primary varieties of curry into our food – green, red, and yellow. Whether youâ€™re dining in or looking for Nashua take out, understanding the differences can make or break your dining experience.
Itâ€™s essential to understand the primary differences, which generally lie within the chilies utilized for flavoring. The chili, flavor, and varying spice levels are all considerables in understanding the differences between Thai curries.
Green curry is considered the most popular curry. With coconut milk as one of the main ingredients, there is a hint of sweet flavoring as well. Because the green curry paste is made with green chilis, it is far hotter than other curries. However, for most curry lovers, the spicier the better! The flavor base usually consists of green chilies, shrimp paste, garlic, shallots, lemongrass, peppercorns, makrut limes, and cumin seed.
This type of curry is moderately spiced and one of the most versatile. Red curry is made with several red chilies, which gives it a bold and spicy flavor. Ingredients for the curry base include coriander, cumin, red bell pepper, red chile, lemongrass, and ginger.
Turmeric is the vital ingredient that gives this curry its yellow hue. Yellow curry is the mildest and often made with coriander, cumin, lemongrass ginger, garlic, and yellow or red chili. In addition to coconut milk, this curry has a rich taste with sweet and mild flavors. If you are new to the world of curries, this option is a great place to start – not too spicy, but still packed with flavor!
Not only does curry have a flavor that packs a punch, but it is also a warm comfort food for the coming winter months. At Giant of Siam, experience traditional Thai curries in our authentic atmosphere or by Nashua take out! Remember, you can specify mild, medium, hot, or very hot with all of our curry options!
Contact Giant of Siam today at 603- 595-2222 to place your order.