Yummy Thai Jungle Food


Thai jungle food (อาหารป่า) will explode with flavors on your tongue – and when you have a spectacular countryside atmosphere and friendly owners to go with it – that’s a recipe for a pilgrimage food destination.


Jungle curry is a popular Thai curry. It is spicy, without coconut milk. You can make pork or chicken jungle curry with this easy recipe.


Jungle curry can be seen on the menu at different Thai restaurants. when it comes to Thai curry, the most popular ones are red curry, green curry, and yellow curry. But when you decided to try the Jungle Curry, you will love it. It tastes differently among the other usual Thai curry because it’s not as creamy and sweet because there’s no coconut milk added in the dish.


Jungle curry, or kaeng pa, according to Wikipedia, is a curry originated from the northern part of Thailand. As coconuts are not found in the region, it contains no coconut milk. It was originally prepared with wild boars found in the jungle.


Jungle Curry Recipe

Adapted from Thai Cooking Made Easy

Serves 4 | Prep Time: 8 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes



1 cup (250 ml) water

1 pack (1.76 ounce/50g) red curry paste (see picture below)

2-3 slices galanga, 1/4 inch thick

1 teaspoon rhizome (optional)

1 pound pork, sliced thinly

2 tablespoons fish sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 cup canned bamboo shoot

1/2 cup canned baby corn

1/2 cup canned straw mushroom

8-10 string beans, cut in to 2″ length

6 kaffir leaves

15 basil leaves



Heat up a wok and add in the water, red curry paste, galanga and rhizome (optional). Stir to combine until boiling.


Add the pork and let it cook for 1 minute. Add the fish sauce and sugar. Stir to mix. Gently transfer the bamboo shoot, baby corn, straw mushroom, string beans and kaffir leaves into the wok. Stir to mix.


Cover the wok and bring to boil. Turn the heat to medium and let it cook for 5-6 minutes. Add in the basil leaves. Give it a quick stir and cook for 2 minutes. Serve with rice.


Jungle Curry is one of our best seller here at Yummy Thai. Living in Irving Texas? Visit us and try Jungle Curry today!