Taste our 5 delicious Thai curries
If you’re craving for the best Thai curry in Toronto, you’re going to love our mouth-watering selections here at IMM Thai Kitchen. Our menu features five of the tastiest Thai curries from red curry, green curry, Massaman, Panang and Malaysian curry. Each one is delicious in its unique way.
As one of the most popular Thai dishes next to pad thai, Thai curry is an extremely appetizing dish that ingeniously blends savoury, sweet and spicy flavours in tantalizing ways. Thick, fragrant and teeming with coconut, lemongrass and chilli flavours, our Toronto Thai curry selections are in a class of its own!
In this article, you’ll learn about each of our Thai curries’ remarkable culinary differences like aroma, ingredients and taste.
What is Thai curry?
Like India and Malaysia, Thailand has a well-earned reputation for having one of the world’s most delicious curries. The flavour foundation for every Thai curry is curry paste, a traditional combination of shrimp or fish paste, Thai chillies, garlic, salt, turmeric and lemongrass. The secret is adding coconut water to the curry paste, and after giving everything a good stir over a hot flame, you’ll end up with the signature thick, creamy and aromatic curry!
A good and useful way to tell if your curry has been adequately prepared is to look for consistency, which should be thick and runny but never watery.
Also, different curries pair better with other vegetables and meat. For example, the coconut-heavy massaman curry pairs well with sweet white potatoes and beef chunks while the spicier Panang curry goes perfect with chicken and bell peppers. Generally, Thai curries do have a little heat to them, but all 5 of our IMM Thai Kitchen curries can be adjusted to match your preferred spice level.
Finally, all Thai curries are served with sweet jasmine rice whose fluffy texture is superb at soaking up all of the curry goodness to make for an incredibly fulfilling meal.
A sweet and sumptuous curry, Massaman curry owes its culinary roots to India with its liberal use of powerful aromatics like cinnamon and cardamom. As for Massaman’s flavour, you’ll find this coconut milk-heavy curry to be rather sweet with a tasteful tinge of sour.
You’ll love this curry’s rich, deep orange colour and its savoury aroma. Considered to be the mildest out of the Thai curries, Massaman comes served with sweet white potatoes and beef or chicken. It remains one of our most requested dishes—a true IMM Thai Kitchen staple.
If you’re a beginner who is just discovering Thai curries and spices, let your flavour journey begin with Massaman!
Thai Green curry
This extremely popular central Thailand curry represents all of Thailand’s trademark culinary flavours with core ingredients such as coconut milk, basil leaves, green curry paste, palm sugar and fish sauce.
Considered to be the spiciest, Thai green curry gets its colour from ingredients like cilantro, kaffir lime leaves and Thai green chillies. Bursting with spicy and sour flavours with a little bit of sweetness, Thai green curry is a wonderfully sumptuous meal for foodies who are yearning for added complexity in their food. It comes served with soft vegetables like bamboo shoots, carrots and broccoli that soak and absorb all that wonderful green curry flavour.
We highly recommended Thai green curry if you’re a lover of spicy foods.
More savoury than spicy, Thai red curry packs less heat than green curry. This flavoursome curry earns its deliciously deep reddish colour from crushed large red chillies with garlic, lemongrass, shallots, ginger and fish paste. The red chillies are dried for a longer time to reduce spicy levels down to a moderate and pleasant kick.
Red curry is a dish that teases your nose before your tongue with the inclusion of deliciously fragrant aromatics like lemongrass, garlic, shallots and ginger. The smells are a wonderful preview for the thick, creamy red curry that pairs divinely with tasty chicken thigh meat and a fresh plethora of bamboo shoots, carrots and broccoli.
If you’re in the mood for a curry that packs lots of aromatic flavour with spiciness acting as a secondary aftertaste, we strongly recommend you try our red Thai curry.
Originating from the island of Penang, off the west coast of Malaysia is Panang curry. This ultra-popular Thai curry draws heavy influences from both Thai and Malay flavours with ingredients like coriander, turmeric, kaffir lime leaves and palm sugar.
Similar to red curry, Panang also derives its colour from dried red chillies and red curry powder. But what makes Panang curry stand out on its own is the delicious addition of roasted peanut sauce and more coconut milk used in its paste. This culminates in a Thai curry that is less spicy, mellower, sweeter and more savoury than its red curry cousin.
This Thailand mainstay comes served with long green beans, red peppers and lime leaves. If you’re in the mood for a curry with an exquisite underlying nutty flavour, we recommend Panang curry.
The taste of Thai food is known for being an assortment of regional flavours. Malay curry is the perfect example of a Thai curry that expertly borrows and combines different flavour elements like paprika, turmeric, dry chilli, coriander seeds, lemongrass and coconut milk to result in a deliciously sweet and sumptuous dish.
We recommend pairing our Malay curry with beef, although chicken and shrimp are also excellent too. You’ll love how it’s served with sweet white potatoes and sauteed eggplant.
Ready to discover our 5 Thai curries?
When you taste one of our five different and delicious Thai curries, you’re embarking on an exotic flavour journey to countries like India, China, Laos, and the Middle-East. Each one of our curries is its special passport to exploring different cultures through the appreciation of food. Visit us today and explore your taste buds!
Made Especially for You
Here, at IMM Thai Kitchen, our chefs use only the freshest ingredients and spices sourced directly from Thailand. We can also accommodate any dietary preferences such as vegan options, nut allergies and all of our meats and vegetables are 100% organic.
Visit IMM Thai Kitchen at our downtown 615 College Street location. You can also dine at our sister restaurant locations, Chiang Rai in Markham and Chiang Mai in Etobicoke.