Everybody loves CURRY! Dozen types of curry have been developed among different Asian countries over time and each type has its own unique flavour profile, ingredients, and cooking techniques, reflecting the distinct culinary traditions of the region in which it originated.
At Matthew’s Foods Online Oriental Supermarket, we carry various Asian curry sauce. Whether you are looking for Indian style of curry which feature a complex blend of spices and herbs, or Thai style curries which on the other hand, are typically spicier, or Japanese style curry that tends to be sweeter and milder than others. Matthew’s Foods is definitely the right place to shop for, let’s explore!
Green curry sauce - a popular Thai sauce that gets its colour from green chilies, lemongrass, galangal, and kaffir lime leaves. It's known for its spiciness and the perfect balance of flavours between the sweetness of coconut milk and the heat of the chilies. Green curry sauce goes well with chicken, shrimp, and vegetables.
Red curry sauce - another Thai sauce that is made with red chilies, garlic, ginger, and lemongrass. It has a slightly milder taste than green curry sauce and is perfect for those who enjoy a bit of spice but don't want it to be too overpowering. Red curry sauce is best served with beef, lamb, or duck.
Yellow curry sauce - a milder version of curry sauce, and it gets its colour from turmeric. It's perfect for those who want to try curry but can't handle too much spice. Chinese style yellow curry sauce is typically cook with potatoes, onions, and chicken or tofu.
Massaman curry - a combination of Indian and Thai flavours. It's made with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and nutmeg, which give it a unique aroma and taste. Massaman curry sauce is best served with beef, chicken, or vegetables.
Penang curry - a popular Malaysian curry sauce that's made with a blend of spices, including coriander, cumin, and fennel. It's known for its creamy texture and nutty flavor, which comes from the roasted peanuts that are added to the sauce. Penang curry sauce is best served with chicken or shrimp.
Rendang curry - a popular dish from Indonesia, which often cook with beef or chicken until it is tender and caramelized. The sauce is made with a variety of spices, such as ginger, turmeric, galangal, lemongrass, and chili peppers, as well as coconut milk and tamarind paste. The slow cooking process allows the meat to absorb all the flavors of the sauce, resulting in a rich and savory dish.
Japanese curry - a unique type of curry that is sweeter and milder than other curries. One popular Japanese curry dish is the katsu curry, which is made with breaded and fried pork or chicken cutlets. Japanese curry is often served with pickles, such as fukujinzuke or shibazuke which are a pickled vegetable mix.
Curry dishes can also be vegetarian friendly, some common vegetables used in vegetarian curries include potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, peas, and onions. Another popular vegetarian curry is the chana masala, which is made with chickpeas and a tomato-based sauce. This curry is often served with rice or naan bread.
Asian curry sauce is a delicious and versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes. So next time you're in the mood for a hearty and flavourful meal, consider trying out a new curry recipe!