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A Curry Paste Question

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A Curry Paste Question

Postby maf » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:46 am

My partner (my lang book tells me that's "fairn korng porn" please correct if wrong!) has a vast collection of cookbooks.

All the Thai ones (written in english about Thai cooking) have curry paste recipies that vary wildly and general taste nothing like the ;buy over the counter; types that they sell in great cones at Tesco Lotus!

My question is...

Do native Thais make their own pastes or do they go down the market and get some pre-made stuff from a reputable stall?

I imagine it depends on where you live, amongst other things. It's just my partner has this romantic view of millions of Thai's frantical pounding away at their pestle and mortars !?

PS what is Thai for a Pestle and Mortar type instument ?
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Re: A Curry Paste Question

Postby Hydronori137 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:45 am

I'm not sure about that even if i'm Thai.

Some family still do traditional curry paste themselves. I and my parents buy them from the stall but we'll do next step ourselves. Like you said, some are really delicious and some are so bad that I could have a problem with my stomach!

Our Mortar&Pestle is like this

or this

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Re: A Curry Paste Question

Postby Tgeezer » Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:56 pm

maf wrote:PS what is Thai for a Pestle and Mortar type instument ?

ครก crock mortar สาก saak pestle ; said as a pair in that order I think.

Re: A Curry Paste Question

Postby simonbournemouth » Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:02 am

Tgeezer wrote:ครก crock mortar

ครก is quite an interesting Thai word. Along with being the name for the mortar as mentioned above, it is also the word used for mortar bombs and there is the tastey ขนมครก.
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