What's the Difference????
GREEN CURRY VS RED CURRY
Off cause, Color is correct! But is it the one and only difference? and Which is spicier, Red Curry or Green Curry? Here is the answer…
As dishes, both get their name from their color. The color of the curry, in extension, is derived from its ingredients. In simplicity, both are based in coconut milk and share ingredients like lemongrass, fish sauce, shrimp paste, shallots, garlic, and other spices.
The main difference between the two curries is the chilies used. Each chili has its own taste characteristic and distinct flavor. Red Curry is made from dried and red chilies while Green Curry comes from fresh, green chilis, and also gets its color from additional ingredients like coriander and other vegetable additives.
Which one is spicier?
In Thai language, Red Curry is called Gaeng-Phed. It translates as “Spicy Soup” while Green Curry is known as “Sweet Green Curry” or Gaeng-Keow-Waan. In comparison, Red Curry is spicier and more savory than Green Curry. In contrast, green curry’s flavor is milder and sweeter. In addition, it has a brighter and sharper taste.
If you want to cook one of these curry at home, you can easily start with ready-to-cook “Curry Soup”, or using the simple ingredients as the “Curry Paste” and the “Coconut milk”