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Jul. 24, 2010 1:03 pm 
Updated: Jul. 30, 2010 4:41 am
     So last night some good church friends of ours had us over for dinner. The menu was a tossed Italian salad with balsamic raspberry vinaigrette, watermelon, homemade chicken curry over brown rice, and some haupia pie (a popular dessert here in Hawaii. Haupia basically means coconut.) It was a pretty darn good curry, and it was her second time attempting it, and for that she did a great job! She wasn't a big curry eater before this attempt, which makes me think that on my first upcoming curry-making attempt, I will be a giant success. Lord knows I have eaten enough curry to know what it's supposed to taste like! :P
     In fact, I have eaten so much of it that I fully expect to turn INTO a bowl of curry at some point.
     Back to my point. (I do have one.) I am mentally and physically gearing up for the attempt. Pushups, pullups, etc. And buying curry powder. Here is where I have encountered my first road block. Do I buy powder or paste? Which brand? Which country's paste? I am making Thai curry, since I despise any curry but Thai..Perhaps that narrows down the choices. We shall see. I will post the results!
     I do know I like a nice thick curry sauce, so I will definitely be adding either some flour or some cornstarch during the last few minutes of cooking to thicken it up a bit. Fresh basil is always a great addition! And to round out the chicken which I will be using, I will add chunks of potato, onion, and carrot. It's so good that way..
     Personally, I like to cry when I eat my food. (That's how hot I like it.) Which brings me to my next dilemma. Where does the heat in spicy curry come from? I suspect it comes from the powder/paste itself, but if it's still not spicy enough for my liking, what do I do then? I have a feeling Tabasco isn't gonna cut it in this instance :P
     Well, I will be making it in the next couple of weeks, and I will be updating with the results! (And photos, assuming it isn't a complete failure, which it won't be.)
     That's right, I said it won't be a failure. "Never apologize!" ~Julia Child. "Always be upbeat and positive about a new kitchen adventure!" ~me
                                         Till later!
                                               ~Emma <3
 
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Miss C 
Jul. 30, 2010 4:41 am
I think Bangkok Chef in Nuuanu might still sell Thai curry paste - they expanded their restaurant side so I'm not sure if they still have the grocery section. I didn't buy curry there- I bought mine at the supermarket (forgot the name) in Waipahu-anyway, it's the Asian grocery store located next to Saver's and Max of Manila restaurant. I much prefer Japanese- style curry using the curry block- so fast and easy. I prefer to get my Thai curry from a good Thai restaurant because the one time I made Thai curry- it just didn't turn out for me.
 
 
 
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