This week’s menu features a traditionally prepared comforting and creamy yellow curry with fragrant toppings.
03.30.20 – 04.02.20
Thai-inspired Yellow Curry
made with a hand-pounded curry paste with herbs & palm sugar
*meat-based option: shrimp (please request chicken if preferred)
*plant-based option: bok choy
Served with Scented Jasmine Rice
Thai basil & tropical herbs with fish sauce, roasted cashews, & fresh & dried chili peppers
Traditional Thai Sticky Rice
sweetened with coconut milk with fresh ripe mango & sweet Thai basil
Cooking curry in the home dates back at least to 2400 BC! Curious Table serves you this week a Thai-inspired yellow curry with fresh toppings and delightful mango with sticky rice–a dinner that is slightly spicy, slightly sweet, and entirely satisfying! Vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free options available.
Known as “yellow curry” in the West, Thai kaeng kari literally means “curry” curry. Traditional curry never starts with a powder—that is a Western adaptation. Thai home chefs* use a mortar and pestle to grind and blend a collection of chilies, spices, fresh & dried herbs and palm sugar to balance the spice. (* To learn more about the resurgence of traditional Thai cooking, watch the Netflix series Chef’s Table, Volume 5, Episode 3: Bo Songvisava)
Stewed with coconut milk and flavored with fish sauce (only ask about how it’s made if you dare!), Thai yellow curry is pure comfort. The added ingredients are determined by the region from which it originates. Over the centuries, it is a curry that was often served to British dignitaries—its soft and easy flavor made it an easy curry to migrate around the world.
Your Curious Table Thai-inspired Yellow Curry dinner is served mild and creamy. To flavor & spice up your curry, use a mortar & pestle (or back of a large spoon in a bowl) to crush and blend the herbs + fish sauce mixture, cashews, and fresh & dried chilies. Be careful—Thai spices can be intensely hot. Eat well, be well!
This Week’s Meal Inspired By Traditional Thai Cooking