If you prefer to live with some spice in your life, you have come to the right place. Your local Lexington Thai Restaurant, White Coconut Thai is your go-to spot for everything spice, the kind you put on your food that is! When it comes to Thai food, no one does it better than us because no one else can take the heat. But before you know for sure if you can take the heat too, our team is bringing you the history of one of the most famous Thai spices, curry.
The direct origin of curry goes back to it being created in India or Thailand. While there is evidence to support both claims, both are pretty similar in the concept of what it is and the level of heat behind it. The word curry comes from the Indian Tamil word “Kari,” which translates to a soup or sauce to be eaten with rice. There are actually two different types of curry that people often confuse for one another. One is the curry leaf, which is an herb that is largely used in Indian dishes. On the other hand, curry powder is a large mixture of spices such as cumin, dry mustard, ginger, turmeric, black pepper, and sometimes many more.
As far as the different types of curry there are in the world, no one knows the exact amount due to the idea of curry being a bunch of various mixtures of spices coming together. With this, it is very possible to mistake one type of curry for another as the two may look and taste the same, but they could be made entirely different. Not only is this because of the never-ending choices of spice that you can put into your curry mixture, but it is also because of many countries around the world such as Asia, Iran, Afghanistan, and the United Kingdom making their variations of the dish as well.
Make White Coconut Thai your go-to Lexington Thai restaurant. If you are looking for the flavors and an experience like no other, then look no further. Our team is passionate about what we do in the kitchen. Our love for cooking dates back generations sharing recipes that ensure you are being served an authentic Thai experience.
Ready to try it out? Visit us at 211 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington MA 01803.