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Let them eat curry

October 31st, 2006 at 07:26 am

Went shopping, as expected, on 10/28. Bought:

- mushrooms: $1.81
- eggs: $0.99
- scallions: $0.80/bunch
- tofu (2 boxes): $0.99/each
- coconut milk: $1.20/can
- green curry paste: $0.90

Total: $7.68

I made a perfectly passable Thai green curry with those last two items. Since one can of green curry paste suffices for two cans of coconut milk (I'm too wussy for the full-strength dose), that comes out to $1.65 for the curry sauce. Add in veggies for the sauce and plenty of rice to serve the curry over, and you have quite a memorable dinner for $2 - $3.

And a proper green curry at a Thai restaurant would put one back around $10 around here. And one is never sure if fish/shrimp paste gets into it. Since I'm becoming more paranoid about the vegetarianism of Thai food by the minute, this affords me valuable peace of mind, especially since I can't always get a straight answer from waitpeople.

Man, I love my HK grocery.

4 Responses to “Let them eat curry”

  1. koppur Says:

    Curry...yum! I love yellow curry w/veggies, shrimp, and white rice. Mmmmmm, curry...I may need to cook some Thai for dinner tonight! Smile

  2. paigu Says:

    Asian grocery stores rock. Have you tried massaman (sp?) curry? YUM. Also those curry cubes are quite delicious and you can cook potatoes and any meats in them.

  3. kashi Says:

    I adore Thai curry (and I'm vegetarian, too!). Yum!

  4. pjmama Says:

    hehe. I loooooove thai green curry, that's one of my specialties as well Smile so cheap to make! Actually, I've got the coconut milk sitting in my cupboard... I should go get some paste! Me and BF love thai food, and I dont think the restaurants' is too much better... but less expensive nonetheless. Keep cookin!

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