One of my favourite Thai food – Green Chicken Curry

My home-made chicken green curry 🙂

Sawatdee ka,

Today I had some free time to cook myself a quick lunch. I got some very good green curry from my hometown (it is Nakhon Si Thammarat in case you are wondering) so I decided to cook Green Chicken Curry. It is one of my favourite Thai food and perhaps the most popular of all Thai dishes with foreigners. It was chosen to be one of the World’s 50 most delicious foods by cnngo.com as well:)

The name “greencurry derives from the color of the dish. Thai people call it “Gang Keaw Waan” (แกงเขียวหวาน). ‘Gang แกง’ means curry; ‘keaw เขียว’ means green and ‘waan หวาน’ means sweet.

I think if you are not familiar with spicy food, and want to try something spicy but not too strong green curry is your best choice. The taste is creamy, sweet and a not too spicy as other Thai curries.

Traditionally, green curry contains coconut milk, chicken, lime leave, sweet basil, and eggplant. I don’t like eggplant so I used white gourd (ฟักเขียว) instead. I am a big fan of white gourd.

Green curry goes well with hot steamed rice, personally I think  it is even better with rice noodles (ขนมจีน [ka-nom jeen]).

Have you ever try green curry before? How did you like it?

Mod

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16 Responses to One of my favourite Thai food – Green Chicken Curry

  1. Pawel 19/02/2012 at 17:48 #

    Sawatdee Krap Mod 🙂 I have never tried Green Chicken Curry before but i will make sure that i’ll try it very soon on my trip to Thailand which happens to be in April… I’m so excited about it and thanks to You i can learn a lot about Thailand now… Thanks for the post. Khob Kun Krap 🙂

  2. Anton 17/02/2012 at 17:44 #

    ผมเห็นด้วย อ่รอยมากครับ 🙂

  3. Anton 17/02/2012 at 17:44 #

    ผมเห็นด้วย อ่รอยมาก 🙂

  4. John 16/02/2012 at 12:51 #

    เมื่อผมกินอาหารไทย ผมกินแกงเขียวหวานเจบ่อย ๆ

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