47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
I have been using this brand of curry paste for decades. I usually picked them up at Korean or Chinese markets and at a really good price. I found them to be incredibly useful for a wide variety of dishes. A really quick meal could be made by mixing the paste with coconut milk over low heat. I could then add it to cubed browned beef, chicken, tofu or shelled shrimp, diced potatoes, tomatoes, onions, garlic or a myriad of other ingredients. When served over Jasmine or Basmati rice I would have tasty meal for my family in less than 30 minutes. The curry pastes can also be used for more complex stews and curries or even as a rub for a roast (I like to mix the green curry with a little grainy mustard and rub it on a chuck roast.)
About 3 or 4 years ago this product (and the others in this line) started to get harder to find. I have heard this same complaint from friends of mine across the county. I could purchase something similar, but not the curry paste that I was used to. I am so happy to have found this product on Amazon. The price is just a little more than I found at the ethnic markets, but not very much. I will buying this here on a regular basis from now on.
30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on May 24, 2013
I was excited to try this based on the other reviews.
The ingredients, taken verbatim from the cans, are as follows:
Yellow curry paste:
Dried red chilies, Shallot, Garlic, Soybean oil, Sugar, Salt, Fresh turmeric, Lemon grass, Spices (coriander seeds, cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves, lesser galangal, cloves), Galangal, Curry powder (whole mustard, fenugreek, wheat flour, chili powder, fennel, black pepper), kaffir lime.
Green curry paste:
Fresh green chilies, Garlic, Wild ginger, Shallot, Lemon grass, Salt, Kaffir lime, Sugar, Galangal, Spices (coriander seeds, cumin, cardamom, turmeric), Pepper
Red curry paste:
Chili pepper, Garlic, Shallot, Salt, Lemongrass, Sugar, Kaffir lime, Galangal, Spices (coriander seeds, cumin, cardamom)
I will be returning my order because I cannot consume wheat. I was surprised to find wheat flour in a curry, but it's on the label for the yellow curry paste.
UPDATE: Amazon does not allow food products to be returned. I ate the red and green but gave away the yellow.
30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on June 26, 2011
Do you like eating at Thai Restaurants?
i do, I am also a Chef, and I know a quality item when I see it. These pastes are amazing. very very authentic, and more than likely the same as what is being used in your local Thai place.
The Yellow curry is just out of this world.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2012
A friend gave me one to try and boy was I in for a surprise! These pastes are fantastic. Good bye thai take out menu! These are so easy to use and delish! I can't get them where I live, so thank you amazon!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2012
This is the best curry paste ever, just add coconut milk, vegetables or meat and done. Not too oily, not too spicy and fantastic of vegetarians or vegans as this doesn't contain any shrimp paste unlike other curry pastes. I add mushrooms, bell peppers, boiled egg and peas to the red curry, paneer cheese and corn to the yellow and chicken or fish to the green for a super quick meal.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 4, 2013
Love these. The yellow one is amazing. Made it for friends, everyone raved. Super easy, just add the curry to coconut milk, add veggies and protein and voila, amazing thai meal! Green was a little too spicy for my taste. I made it for my mom and step-dad and it made my mom cry! Even for me as someone who likes spice, the green was pretty intense. Maybe if you use more coconut milk it would be easier to handle. Haven't tried the red one yet.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on February 19, 2013
This is my favorite curry paste because it's so flavorful and easy, with just a hint of spiciness (i add Sriracha sauce or chile peppers when I want it hotter). The first one I tried was red, and that was my favorite. Then used the green and that was my favorite. I recently made the yellow and I thought that was my favorite. My point is, they all have their unique taste! I use whatever meat and vegetables that I have in the fridge that I need to use up. Since it makes everything taste exotic and flavorful. I always add coconut milk and sometimes, broth, if I want more sauce.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 27, 2012
These are damn fine curries -- restaurant quality taste. I simply mixed them with a can of light coconut milk, added tofu and a bunch of veggies and !voila! -- tasty dinner good enough for company. Not for wimpy tastebuds. We will definitely order again.