What are so special about Thai curries?Date :February 17, 2017
As a staple dish in Thai cuisine, Thai curries are always one of the most popular dishes in many Thai restaurants, especially in Thai Square, one of the best places to eat in London. You will be surprised by the great variety of Thai curries. And its popularity lies on their tastiness, richness in flavour and several healthy benefits, which are unknown to some of our guests.
Many people wonder about what makes Thai curries, such as the famous Massaman curry, so different from the traditional Indian and other curries. If you want to know more about Thai curries, this article is here to show you that why Thai curries are so unique and distinctive.
Best of All Worlds
Thai cuisine is a harmonious combination of both Eastern and Western influences. It is easy to notice that some Thai dishes resemble the elements of other cuisines. Some of the Thai spices are originated from other countries, and have been embraced into Thai cooking. This gives Thai dishes a distinctive flavour that is unlike anywhere else in the world. Thai curries are one of the prominent examples.
Curry dishes differ in different countries, and Thai curries are characterised by its richness in flavour. To make a Thai curry dish, you can always expect that there are great amount of fresh herbs and spices added to it. And the combination of these ingredients gives the dish a bold and strong flavour that cannot be replicated by other types of curries. For example, lemongrass, Galangal and Shrimp paste are the common ingredients found in Thai curries. They enhance the flavour of the curry dishes, and yet, they are rarely used in other cuisines.
I would highly recommend you to try out the flavoursome Thai curries dishes, such as Massaman Curry, when you visit the best Thai restaurant in London.
An interesting characteristic of Thai curries is that they are made of fresh ingredients only. Contrary to the Indian cooking, Thai restaurant prefers to use fresh herbs and spices to make the curry dishes, including fresh chillies and roots. Hence, you will find that the base for Thai curries is a paste, rather than dry spices. And its cooking time is comparatively shorter.
Are you curious about why Thai curries look different from one another? Well, the answer is the chilies used in making the curries. Thai people use different kinds of chilies to make their own Thai curries, and therefore, the colours of the curry pastes are different as well. This is why Thai green curry is green in colour, while Thai red curry is in red.
Spicy food in general is popular in Asian countries such as Thailand. You will notice that lots of chillies and peppers are used as ingredients in Thai cooking. They are delicious and make the curries in Thai restaurant tastier. These chillies and peppers also provide the dishes with a boost that is unique and
enjoyable. The spiciness is one of the most unique and appreciated aspect of these delicious curry dishes.
It is a surprising fact that Thai curries bring different health benefits. For instance, the spices used in making Thai curries help the blood circulation which helps to rid the body of toxins through the process of sweating. This means that the initial sense of heat you feel helps the body to rid itself of unwanted toxins. So, here is another reason motivating you to order Thai curries when you next visit the best Thai restaurant in London.
Now you can understand why ordering Thai curries is a must when you visit a Thai restaurant. If you are looking for restaurants to dine with your friends and family, you should visit Thai Square Restaurant. Of all places to eat in London, this is where you should visit for the best authentic Thai curries, like Massaman curry. Reserve your table now and remember to order some of our finest and flavoursome Thai curries.Read More →
What make the Thai food so rich in flavour?Date :January 20, 2017
There is something unique about Thai cuisine is that it offers many wonderful flavours. You can try out the flavoursome Thai dishes when dining at the best Thai restaurant, where the colours and textures of the food enhance the overall dining experience. If you are looking for the right places to eat in London, visiting Thai Square Restaurant, the best Thai restaurant in London, is the perfect way to expand your palate.
For those who are interested in understanding more about what have been used to make Thai food rich in flavour, here are 6 essential Thai ingredients that are always used in making the tasty Thai dishes.
Mostly used in curries, the fresh, dried chilies add the spiciness to Thai dishes. You’ll find cayenne chilies used in many curries such as Massaman curry. The chilies come in red or green varieties and have been a staple in Thai cooking for centuries.
Popular in Thai curries and some other Thai dishes, coconut milk comes from the grated flesh of the ripe nuts. Many restaurants tend to use canned coconut milk, and a small amount of coconut milk can already boost the flavour and provides a delicious taste to the dishes.
It is also called as sticky rice or khao niao in Northern Thailand, commonly served in a special bamboo container, named as kratip khao. You will find that Glutinous rice can be used to create many delicious food as it is a common ingredients in both savoury and sweet Thai dishes.
Because chilies was not introduced into Thailand until the 16th century, black pepper was the original ingredient used to add spiciness to the food instead. You’ll still find black pepper used in many marinades for grilled beef or chicken which adds to the taste. It’s still very popular to flavour the meals in different places to eat in London.
The juice from the limes adds a tart flavour that provides a lightness to salads, fried rice, and grilled meats. In addition to the juice, the leaves from the limes are often used for soups which provides them with a zesty touch.
It should come as no surprise that the best Thai restaurant will flavour many of their dishes with fresh herbs, such as cilantro. In addition, there are meals that use Thai basil and mint for additional flavouring along with coriander that comes from Vietnam.
There are other numerous Thai ingredients added in the process of making different tasty Thai dishes. Book your table at Thai Square Restaurant now. We are one of the best places to eat in London, serving the flavoursome and genuine Thai dishes. Our Thai ingredients are all imported from Thailand daily to make sure that our food are freshly made. Also, do not forget to check out our website, why not take advantage of our best London restaurant deals to treat yourself and your family with exquisite Thai meal at the finest Thai restaurant in London.Read More →
What do you know about Thai Curries?Date :January 20, 2017
Thai curry is one of the most popular dish in Thai cuisine which is made of different curry pastes. Interestingly, the Thai curry dishes are mostly named after their colours. Thai curries are normally made from traditional ingredients that can be found in Thailand, including turmeric, hot chilies cumin and many other spices. People who would like to have the unique and genuine taste of the Thai curry dishes, they must visit Thai Square Restaurant, which is reputed as the best Thai restaurant, London.
Types of Thai Curries That are Predominant in the UK
The Green Sweet Curry
Thai Green Curry stands out as the hottest but sweetest curry of all the Thai curries. It is originated from Central Thailand where Eggplants and Green chilies are blended in a green curry sauce for people to enjoy. Some of the chief ingredients that are used in making of the Green Sweet Curry include green chilies, blue ginger, Karachi, garlic and turmeric among many other ingredients that add to the unique and tantalizing flavour to the dish. If you would like to have a bite of it, consider visiting Thai Square Restaurant, one of the best places to eat in London.
The Aromatic Red Curry
Nicknamed as spicy curry, it is also originated from central Thailand. The large amount of red chilies used in making this curry dish is what makes it has the red-coloured appearance. There are other spices like the crushed garlic, shallots, Lemongrass and blue ginger, etc. used as well. The mixture of these spices leads to an aromatic curry that is more delicious and soothing especially when served with other Thai Traditional dishes and drinks to supplement it.
The Special Panang Curry
Panang Curry is a special type of Thai red curry that is originated from Laos, one of the local rural places in Thailand but it is now predominant in the modern cities of Thailand as well as outside Thailand.
It is salty and sweet, with a rich flavour of peanut. Unlike the others, this Thai Curry is made of dried chilies, shrimp paste, coconut milk, lemongrass, blue ginger, peanuts and shallots. The curry paste is added to make it unique and distinct, which cannot be felt in other types of Thai curries. Panang Curry always makes people salivate due to its tantalizing aroma.
An intriguing fact is that some of the prominent Thai curries are in fact influenced by other countries nearby. For example, the Massaman curry, which is considered as the relatively mild Thai curry dish in terms of spiciness, is rumored to be an alteration of a Persian dish. Khao Soi is a Burmese-influenced dish that can be found in Northern Thailand.
If you fancy some of the tasty Thai curry dishes, you must come and visit Thai Square Restaurant in London. We are one of the best restaurants in London, and our chefs are devoted to serve authentic and flavoursome Thai cuisine to all of our guests. You will only expect to have the unforgettable dining experience with us here at Thai Square Restaurants.
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