Thai Coconut Milk and Cream
When we started offering coconut milk in cartons for the first time a few years ago, it was an instant success. This product has been superior to canned coconut milk that has a 3 year shelf life. Aroy-d and Chaokoh choose the best quality coconut to be packed in the modern paper carton (BPA free, made by SGI Combibloc of Switzerland or Tetrapak of Sweden).
We offer both Aroy-D and Chaokoh brands, and different fat content for each brand, fresh stock, one year shelf life.
Chaokoh adds polysorbate and xanthan gum to the coconut milk. Aroy-D now adds polysorbate, so neither brand is "100% Pure" at this time.
Aroy-D is a large company manufacturing a wide variety of products. They produced a national advertising campaign promoting their status as the number one choice of chefs.
Chaokoh is another large company with a main focus on coconut milk, probably the largest source of coconut milk in the world, the brand most often found in restaurants.
They are both capable of producing excellent all-natural quality but some customers like one brand over the other. We tend to think the freshest will be best, and we are proud to mention here dates for each brand.
There are two sizes available. A nice large box 33.8 oz (a bit more than 1 quart). We also offer it in a small and convenient 8.5 oz box (slightly more than 1 cup).
Coconut milk is watered down with each stage of "squeezing" (see our video: how coconut milk is made).
The richest liquid comes first, has higher fat content, and is generally preferred for making the best tasting Thai curry and soups, but also more expensive.
Coconut fat is consider a healthy, good fat and we recommend using higher fat milks for best results.
There is no difference between "milk" and "cream", only the fat content -- the two look identical. In our video we compare them.
Aroy-D Coconut Milk: 14 grams fat per 1/3 cup
Aroy-D Coconut Cream: 16 grams fat per 1/3 cup
Chaokoh Coconut Milk: 12 grams fat per 1/3 cup
Chaokoh Coconut Cream: 18 grams fat per 1/3 cup
Ingredients, Aroy-D: 99.95% Coconut, Polysorbate.
Ingredients, Chaokoh: Coconut Extract, Water, Polysorbate (as emulsifier), Xanthan Gum (as stabilizer).
Aroy-D and Chaokoh now add ingredients in order to prevent separation.
8.5 oz Boxes Offered as Below
33.8 oz Boxes Offered as Below
Robert K, Hempstead TX
"We order AROY-D coconut milk from you. We are nutruition and health conscious, and have experimented with many other "milks", such as soy, hemp, dairy, almond, rice, etc. So far coconut milk seems to be the safest, more nutritious, and - just as important - the tastiest. Did you know that AROY-D is the only coconut milk producer that packages their product in a package instead of a can. Why is this important? Because scientific research has now found that the lining of tin cans contains Bisphenol A (BPA), just like some plastics do. BPA has now been proven to be a carcinogen. It's one of the reasons why people are being encouraged to find alternatives to drinking water from plastic water bottles."
Is Aroy-D or Chaokoh All Natural Coconut Milk ORGANIC?
First of all, you will never find coconuts on any list of fruits that contain high levels of pesticides. Strawberries, apples and peaches are examples of fruits ranked with high pesticide levels, making organic a wise choice. Coconut milk, on the other hand, is made from mature coconuts (at least one year old), and there is a very thick husk protecting the fruit. These coconuts are grown in trees 20'+ tall. Neither organic nor conventional coconuts have measurable chemical residues in the pulp, so both are good choices.
A few years ago we met with Prime Minister of Thailand, Samak, also a celebrity chef who had his own cooking show. He used this coconut milk to make delicious Tom Kha Salmon soup, see our video of Samak's Tom Kha Salmon.
Find Coconut Milk in the Following ImportFood.com Thai Recipes
Thai Coconut Pudding, "Khanom Krok" (street vendor video included)
Cracked Crab Thai Curry "Bu Pad Pong Kari" (street vendor video included)
Thai Chicken Soup With Coconut Milk, "Tom Kha Gai" (street vendor video included)
Chiang Mai Curry Noodles, "Khao Soi" (street vendor video included)
Thai Pork Satay, "Moo Satay" (street vendor video included)
Chicken Satay, "Satay Gai" (street vendor video included)
Special Street Vendor Videos Using Coconut Milk and Coconut Cream
Coconut Cream -- Fragrant, Rich, Healthy Smoothies.
Opening a box of all natural coconut cream is like cracking open a fresh coconut. Wonderful fragrance. Milk is separated from thicker clumps of pure cream with visible pure coconut oil. Cook with it, and an experienced diner will think you're making curry with fresh-squeezed coconut.
We love blending together 1/2 of a 33 oz box with fresh organic kale, fresh organic spinach, a whole peeled lemon, two organic bananas, and a cup full of frozen blueberries. You can also add an apple and/or fresh frozen strawberries. Rich, pure, fragrant coconut milk as the lead ingredient gives it a wonderful flavor. Together, this healthy smoothie packs enough calories to carry you through the morning feeling great.
Start by peeling the lemon and tossing it into the blender with coconut cream. Blend together thoroughly at low speed, then add kale & spinach, and blend at medium speed. Add bananas and frozen berries & blend at high speed until smooth. Enjoy! We believe this smoothie to offer such a healthy blend of ingredients that you'll notice improved complexion and overall health.
Chaokoh Coconut Cream, Greens & Fruit
Thai Green Curry Chicken, 'Gaeng Khiao Wan Gai'
This is a simple and authentic Thai recipe that we enjoy preparing with chicken and just a bit of fresh seasonal greens (in this recipe we used green beans). Our basic recipe a delicious green curry with nice flavors that a Thai purist would enjoy. The dish is also made with Thai eggplant or Tiny eggplant.
You might also be interested in our similar recipe for a red curry (Gaeng phed gai). We also have a slightly more complicated recipe for Green Curry with Fresh Chile, Chicken, Eggplant & Kaffir Lime, Gaeng Khiao Wan Gai.
Massaman Beef - Classic Thai Style
Massaman cooked slowly with tender beef is one of our personal favorites, and many people who call us to order mention that they love massaman beef. Here's a masterpiece recipe that is easy to make and you just can't go wrong. We like to use tri tip steaks, and the small yellow "baby" potatoes. You might also be interested in our instant massaman which is easy to make and tastes very good.