Jungle Curry Paste

Preparation info
  • makes about

    300 ml

    • Difficulty


Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

  • About

I learned about the different kinds of curry paste when I attended the Thai Cooking School at the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok about ten years ago. The Thais classify their curries under two main headings: ‘city’ and ‘jungle’. The conclusion that I drew for myself was that jungle curry paste, whether red, green or yellow, should be stronger than that for city curry. On my most recent visit to Thailand, I stopped at the Regent Resort in Chiang Mai and ate a really spicy and chilli-hot curry of