Thai Curry is all about the aromatic curry paste. It is the beginning of something that is invariably magical. It is an intense, thick, moist, blend of flavourful ingredients. All curry paste is made with the same or similar base ingredients - hot chilies, lemon grass, ginger, garlic, shallot, shrimp paste, herbs and spices like cumin and coriander seeds. Having tried a variety of commercially available Thai curry pastes we have chosen Nam Jai which is a family owned company who have been involved in food production since the turn of the last century. Sourcing fresh produce from families of growers in northern Thailand with whom they have been dealing with for generations, they regularly supply the street markets and restaurants of Bangkok and the surrounding area. They call this policy natural selection.