One thing you’re sure to find at any and all Thai restaurants is curry! However, not all curry is the same, and understanding the subtle differences helps to know exactly what kind you like best. This article will give you insights into the similarities and differences between red and green curry so that you are prepared to order the next time you stop into Amarin of Thailand in Wellesley!
Similarities of Red & Green Curry
Curry is a generic term that refers to a certain type of dish. The exact recipes of curry cuisines usually vary from region to region. This is because it depends on the type of spices that are available within each region. Common spices that you’ll find in curry dishes are a variety of hot chilies, garlic, lemongrass, cumin, chili powder, shallot, cilantro, and turmeric.
Curries from South Thailand usually have more coconut milk while curries from North Thailand usually have less coconut milk and are more of a broth base.
Differences of Red & Green Curry
The spiciness of curries typically depends on the chef making them, however, red curries are usually spicier than green. Green curries tend to be more unique in their flavors and red curries tend to be a little more versatile.
Green curry gets its color from the ingredients in the dish. You’ll taste a lot of basil and coriander in green curries. Green chilies will also be added because no curry is complete without some chili peppers! A few other common ingredients you’ll find in green curries are lemongrass, ginger, shallots, and kaffir line leaves.
Red curry is usually made with an array amount of chilies. This is what makes the dish pretty spicy and also gives it its red color. Some chefs these days have changed the traditional recipe a tad by adding in chili powder and reducing the number of chilies used. The chili powder enhances the red color while also giving the curry a lot more flavor. In a red curry, you’ll surely taste coconut milk, galangal, garlic, and shrimp paste.
Visit Amarin of Thailand for Delicious Curry
If you’re looking for some of the best local Wellesley curries, the Amarin of Thailand is the place to go! We hope this article gave you some insight into the different flavors of both red and green curries so that you can better decide which one you think you would like best. If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to ask us! Give us a call at 781-239-1350 or fill out a contact form. Our staff and chefs are happy to answer all your questions so that you can get the perfect dish for you at Amarin of Thailand. Stop by today or order online!