Product review: Mae Ploy curry pastes

I used to be one of those people who prepare everything from scratch. I like being able to control what goes in my food, both in terms of quality and quantity. However, as I have less time to cook now, I’m always in the lookout for shortcuts to make life easier.

As much as I like making curry pastes it’s a time-consuming process. Fortunately, my friend Sebastian (the one who loves Thai food) offered me a couple of Mae Ploy curry pastes. He knows I’m picky with ingredients, so he let me check them beforehand and I was surprised to find they are pretty clean, with zero MSG, preservatives, or artificial colours.

Mae Ploy curry pastes

The ingredients are:

  • Green curry paste: green chili, lemongrass, garlic, salt, galangal, shrimp paste (shrimp, salt), kaffir lime peel, coriander seed, pepper, cumin, turmeric.
  • Red curry paste: dried red chili, garlic, lemongrass, salt, shallot, galangal, shrimp paste (shrimp, salt), kaffir lime peel, pepper.

Mae Ploy curry pastes

They come in a sealed bag inside the plastic container. I’ve used the red curry paste to make a simple ground beef breakfast and it tastes fantastic.

Mae Ploy curry pastes

8 thoughts on “Product review: Mae Ploy curry pastes

  1. I found out recently that our local Thai restaurant uses this paste for their curries! Must hunt some down..

  2. I’d never make a paste from scratch – I value my mental health too much! I always admire people who have the skill & patience to do so.

  3. My wife is Thai and this is the only paste she uses here in Australia. Most of the restaurants use the small tins though…..not sure why. It’s delicious and the best past eve tried here……and I think I’ve tried most of them.

  4. Have used both of these and loved it. My sister recommended this to me. She’s a mum of four young kids and finds it’s quick and easy and delicious to whip up! Maher eldest loves it!

  5. Love Mae Ploy curry pastes! I’ve never been one for making curry pastes from scratch, and these are too easy and tasty!

  6. I’ve been using this brand of curry paste for many years and consider them superior to anything else I’ve seen on the Australian market. Nothing beats a paste made by hand, but this is a great second best.

  7. I love this product except for one thing. They pay for a Halal Certification. I don’t wish to support any religious organisations so I can no longer have it.

    1. Wow, I didn’t know that, thanks for letting me know!

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