4.054 Yellow Curry with Chicken & Bamboo Shoots

-Cycle 4, Item 54-
28 (Thu) February 2013

Yellow Curry with Chicken & Bamboo Shoots


by me

at home

-Oksu, Seoul-

with Wife, Dominic, and Nanny 8

This Thai yellow curry paste by the company Suree is a bust.  I bought it a few months back as a base for the Cambodian dish amok trey (see 3.308 Amok Trey), an attempt that resulted in abject failure.  With tonight's lousy outcome, I'm forced to conclude that the poor quality of the product was largely responsible in both cases.  I can't quite put my finger on what the problem is, but the curries have come out somewhat bitter and oily without any depth.  I seem to recall the brand's red curry paste being pretty good, though that was years ago.  My standards have probably changed, because I can't imagine that the formula would've changed all that much since then or that the color variety would make that much difference.  This time, I'd even pan-grilled the chicken for charred flavor, which usually makes anything taste good, but it wasn't enough.  I'll give the paste one more shot.

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