Flavor so Good that Your Eyes Get Blurry; Digging into Some Spicy Thai Curry!

Gaeng Dang Red Curry

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Did you know….

Until 1939, the country we call Thailand was known as Siam. It was the only Southeast Asian country never colonized by the West. This helped Thailand to maintain its own special cuisine (cooking style). However, that cuisine had already been influenced by Thailand’s Asian neighbors. Outside influences such as Chinese cooking methods, IE, the introduction of frying, be it stir frying or deep frying have become what is now probably Thailand’s favorite cooking method, especially stir frying and the use of the Wok.

From nearby India came not only the Buddhist religion, but also spicy seasonings such as cumin, cardamom, and coriander, as well as curry dishes. The Malays, to the south, further shared seasonings, as well as their love of coconuts and the satay. (simon-sauces.com)

Today’s Restaurant

KrungThai Restaurant – San Jose, Ca

Average Cost

Around $13 -$15 for a dish

Rating (1-10)


Recommended Dishes: 

Gaeng Pla Duk, Gaeng Dang Red Curry

It’s the weekend and time to start off the weekend with a bang!

Are you going for burgers and beers? Or Hot Wings and Beers? Or maybe tacos and beers?

If you are looking for a spice party in your mouth while cooling it down with a beer then maybe Thai food is in your horizon….

Gaeng Pla Duk

Something about Thai food just makes me smile. The potent flavors and elegant colors in the dishes always brings me into a pleasant internal mindset that eases the nerves.

Especially when it comes to a delicious curry dish!!

Usually when you hear the word ‘Curry’ you think of Indian food and ridiculously spicy food that makes your eyes balls come out of your head.

Not true!!

Those that think your curry must be spicy in order for you to enjoy it are mislead, bamboozled, lead astray, ran a muck, hoodwinged..

Aaaah you get the point…

You can order curry mild, medium or spicy. If you like spicy foods like me then you should order it ‘medium‘ and that is perfect for the average spice lovers.

If you are the foodie that keeps hot sauce in your pocket or purse then you may want to go ahead and go for ‘spicy‘ with your bad self!! Visualize and attack!

KrongThai has a great red curry dish called ‘Gaeng Dang‘ and they allow you to add chicken, beef, pork, vegetables or tofu. This means my vegetarian and vegan friends can get their fair share of Thai food as well!

The dish has fabulous ingredients of decadence included with it being simmered in red curry paste in coconut milk with sliced bamboo shoots, bell peppers and sweet basils.

This is what I plan to inhale today so let the games begin!!

Each bite of the chicken and bell peppers just blasts exotic Thai red curry flavors that ignite passion and delicate elegance in your mouth. Every time you swallow it feels like your tongue quivers in excitement. Man this is great!!

Next up is a fried catfish red curry dish which they call ‘Gaeng Pla Duk‘. This is a deep fried catfish filet simmered in red curry paste in coconut milk with egg plants, bell peppers and sweet basils. Yum!

The catfish batter is perfectly coated and light to the bite with excellent flavor from the curry and each chewing sensation brings you to a place of magnificence. Food so tasty you think you were royalty eating it! True live action eating! Good job KrungThai!

If you have never tried Thai food then I suggest you get started. I promise you that you won’t be disappointed!

Thanks for joining me on today’s adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next run! Keep hope alive!

Eating is an enjoyable way of life.Live it..Learn it..Love it!

Trevis Dampier Sr.


Simon Bingham (2015) Thai food history, and of course my Thai Curry. Retrieved from http://simons-sauces.com/2012/11/03/thai-food-history-and-of-course-my-thai-curry/

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