|Red curry paste, Hand brand, 7 oz
Red curry paste is a versatile ingredient in so many Thai recipes, see below links for ideas on how you might cook with it. This is a "gourmet" red curry from the highest quality spice company in Thailand, made in small batches using the finest ingredients. Since 1999 we've made personal visits to various producers in Thailand, and Hand Brand is our top choice for curry paste based entirely on flavor and quality control. It's likely better than anything you can make at home using a mortar and pestle (see video below on how it's made). With our premium "Hand Brand Number One" label, you get two 3.5 oz packets, each packet will make enough Thai curry to feed 4-6 people. We like the rich, fresh flavor, we can really taste the difference between this brand and Mae Ploy and Maesri red curry paste. The flavor is more gentle and mild, but you can add your own fresh Thai chiles to make the heat level higher. Taste is complex and heavier to the natural herbs, as only the best all natural ingredients are used. Ingredients: dried red chile, garlic, lemongrass, , shallot, salt, , galangal, shrimp paste, kaffir lime leaf, coriander seed, coriander root. Product of Thailand.
ImportFood.com's curry paste is recommended by Mark Bittman (New York Times). Our customer in Midland TX sent us the following email: "I have just tried the No. 1 Hand Brand red curry paste, and I am embarrased to say how much I ate last night. It is clearly superior to Mae Ploy, and the unit cost is about the same. The flavor is much fresher, brighter, and less grainy. The difference in complexity is like a $45.00 bottle of wine compared to a $14.00 bottle of wine. I also bought the green, and penang pastes, and cant wait to try them."
Red curry paste, Mae Ploy brand, 14 oz
We also offer red curry paste in the well-known Mae Ploy brand, recognized in Thailand as a high quality export product with rich taste and authentic flavor. Many Thai restaurants use Mae Ploy, a mass-produced curry paste with consistent flavor. It's packed in a convenient plastic tub with tighly sealed lid, and the price is very affordable (half the cost of Hand Brand when considering the weight). This is an authentic Thai curry paste, not to be confused with less-tasty "readymade" Thai curry in jars or pouches that already have coconut milk mixed in. Ingredients: dried red chile, garlic, shallot, lemongrass, salt, galanga, shrimp paste, kaffir lime peel. Product of Thailand.
NEW: See our Vegetarian Red Curry Paste, Mae Pranom Brand