How to make the perfect Panang Curry at home?Date :April 11, 2017
Panang Curry, or also known as Phanaeng Curry, is one of the most popular Thai dishes in our Thai Square Restaurants, the best restaurants in London. It is a type of Thai red curry, characterised by its thickness and nutty peanut flavour. At Thai Square, you can enjoy the best authentic Panang Curry prepared with fresh ingredients imported daily from Thailand.
If you want to make this staple Thai dish at home, here’s a simple guide on how to make Panang Curry at home by yourself.
Ingredients Used in Panang Curry
Panang Curry is a spicy and creamy Thai curry dish. The ingredients used in making this curry include: coconut milk, Thai fish sauce, basil, red chilli, curry paste, kaffir lime leaves, roasted ground peanuts. This Thai dish is usually prepared with beef, yet, you are welcome to choose the type of meat that you would like to prepare with, such as pork fillet, lamb or chicken. Some people will replace the meat with tofu instead.
Flavour of Panang Curry
Panang Curry is known for its nutty flavour, which has distinguished it from other Thai curry dishes. It is very similar with Thai Red Curry, however, it is comparatively sweeter in taste. These flavours are further enhanced by the other ingredients used in making this dish, like fish sauce, red chilies.
Our Chefs at the best Thai restaurant in London has prepared a simple recipe, so that you can easily create this signature Thai dish at home alone. Check out the procedures below now:
First of all, put two cups of thick coconut milk in a wok or a frying pan. Leave aside about two tablespoons of the same as they will be used for garnishing once the dish is done.
Fry and periodically stir the coconut milk for about three to five minutes until the coconut oil begins separating out. Ensure that the heat is not too high so that the coconut milk does not burn or stick to the pan.
The next step is to add in the Panang curry paste, which you can easily get from grocery stores, and continue frying with the coconut milk for about two minutes.
After the Panang curry paste is well cooked, then add your choice of meat, whether beef, chicken or pork. Cook the meat until the outside is cooked.
As the meat cooks, shred some basil leaves and red chillies and place aside for garnishing once the curry is done.
The next step would be to add the palm sugar on the side of the wok and let it melt into the mixture. Afterwards, add the kaffir lime leaves and the fish sauce and stir.
Keep stirring until the ingredients in the wok are combined then throw in the fresh basil leaves.
Serve it garnished with the two tablespoons of coconut milk and shredded chillies and basil leaves.
If you follow the steps above, I am certain that you can create a Panang Curry dish for your family at home. Yet, you can always enjoy the best and authentic Panang Curry dish at Thai Square, the finest Thai restaurant in London. Our chefs passionately prepare with the fresh Thai ingredients imported directly from Thailand.Read More →
A simple recipe of making Massaman Curry at homeDate :April 11, 2017
You can always enjoy a great variety of Thai curry dishes at some of the best restaurants in London, such as Green Curry, Red Curry, Panang Curry, etc. At Thai Square, one of the most popular Thai dishes at Thai Square is Massaman Curry, a Thai curry dish that is of Muslim origin. It is a relatively mild Thai curry using some special ingredients that makes it distinctive and unique from the rest of the Thai curries.
For the Thai food lovers, you can always enjoy this appetising Thai curry dish at Thai Square, the best Thai restaurant in London. However, if you want to make this curry dish at home, here is a guide provided by our professional chefs on how to make a yummy Massaman Curry by yourself for four people.
Ingredients for the Massaman Curry Paste
1 tablespoon whole coriander seeds or ground coriander
1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
4 to 5 green cardamoms pods
4 to 5 whole cloves
1 star anise
1 whole white peppercorns
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 to 6 dried hot red Thai chilies
2 lemongrass stalks
2 medium shallots
1/4 cup coriander stalks
6 garlic cloves
1/2 tablespoon shrimp paste
Ingredients for the Massaman Curry Dish
1 tablespoon oil
Massaman curry paste
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 large potatoes
1/4 teaspoon tamarind paste
1/2 cup dry-roasted peanuts
A Simple Method to Make Massaman Curry Paste
Make sure you have all the ingredients ready, chopped or shredded properly. You will need to soak the chilies in warm water for approximately 15 minutes and drain them properly.
Dry roast all your ingredients, such as coriander, cumin, cardamom, cloves, star anise, cinnamon, and peppercorns one at a time, over medium-heat for about 2 minutes or until the spice is fragrant. Allow the spices to cool, and then blend to a fine powder. You will need to add the grated nutmeg afterwards.
Grind your spices and the rest of the ingredients using mortar and pestle with salt until they form a fine paste. Alternatively, you can use a blender to create the curry paste.
How to Make Massaman Curry dish
Heat the oil over medium-high heat first and then add in your pre-made Massaman Curry paste for several minutes.
Add the coconut milk to the curry paste and allow the mixture to simmer for a while before adding the beef chunks and potatoes.
Season your Massaman Curry with tamarind paste, fish sauce and sugar. Then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for approximately 20 – 30 minutes.
You can adjust the flavour of your dish by adding more fish sauce, sugar or tamarind paste.
At the end, you can serve your Massaman curry with your freshly cooked Jasmine rice, as well as peanuts.
If you follow the above instructions, you will find that it is not complicated to re-create this unique Thai curry dish at home. Still, if you are looking for the best restaurants in London that offer authentic and delectable Massaman Curry, you are very welcome to visit Thai Square Restaurants, the best Thai restaurant in London at any time.
At Thai Square, you do not only get a chance to enjoy our signature Thai curry dish, but also other scrumptious and finest Thai cuisine that are unparalleled in taste and presentation.Read More →
What makes Tom Yum Goong a healthy Thai dish?Date :March 14, 2017
If you are looking for places to eat in London, Thai Square Restaurants are a great option. We offer a great range of authentic and delicious Thai cuisine, and one of our popular dishes that you must try is Tom Yum Goong. It is a staple Thai hot and sour soup made of Thai ingredients that have several health benefits. With this article, you will get to know more about this signature Thai dish and what ingredients are used in creating it.
What is Tom Yum Goong?
Tom Yum Goong is a traditional Thai soup characterised by its hot and sour flavours. It is generally made of shrimps and fresh Thai ingredients, such as lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, lime juice, and fish sauce. There are other different types of Tom Yum Goong, for example, Tom Yam Nam Sai is a clear broth Tom Yum soup, and Tom yum Po Taek is made with mixed seafood. In modern version, some of the Tom Yum soups are made of straw mushrooms or oyster mushrooms.
Ingredients of Tom Yum Goong and Their Benefits
It is generally believed that the ingredients used in making Tom Yum Goong are beneficial in improving one’s health condition. Some researchers even suggested that these ingredients are effective in curing cancers. Here is the guide on the ingredients and their potential benefits.
Lemongrass is a common ingredients used in making different Thai dishes, which helps tone down the strong flavours of Thai food and provides a special fragrant scent to the dishes. It contains several essential vitamins, like Vitamin A, B1, B2 and B3, etc. It also has properties that are effective in dealing with cough and digestive problems. This herb is even good for fighting against inflammation caused by illnesses or ailments.
Coriander is also known as Cilantro and Chinese Parsley. This is a powerful herb that contains micronutrients and antioxidants. It is believed to be effective in reducing swelling caused by anaemia and kidney malfunctions. It is also useful in cleansing metals from the body.
Galanga is another common ingredient used in making Tom Yum Goong that is originated from Southeast-Asian countries. It is a herb that is particular useful in treating stomach issues, cough, and even heart disease with its antibacterial properties.
Coconut milk is also another common ingredient that you will find in Tom Yum Goong. It is known for its effectiveness in lowering cholesterol, and improving your immune system. Some even suggested that coconut milk contains anti-aging properties and will help people get rid of their wrinkles as well.
Chili Peppers are used to add spiciness to the Thai hot and sour soup. It provides health benefits, such as dealing with inflammation and congestion problems. As they are rich in Vitamin A, they are also used to improve immunity.
In sum, Tom Yum Goong is a fascinating Thai dish that you will always find in the best Thai Restaurant London, which is not only great in taste, but also contains nutrients and properties that help improve one’s health condition. If you are craving for this beneficial and delectable hot and sour soup, you should visit Thai Square Restaurants, the best restaurants in London.Read More →