Food with Filipino ingredients: Thai green curry with beef


Thai Green Curry With Beef Recipe – “This Is the One” –

One of my favourite dishes of all times, beef Thai green curry. This dish is a great hit in the Philippines, as it is anywhere in the world.

Serves four.



  • 1 pack Kanokwan green curry paste (roughly 3 1/2 tbsp)
  • 1 can coconut milk (400 ml)
  • 750 grams sirloin beef strips
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 kaffirlime leaves, rinsed and dried
  • 1/2 cup (packed) thai basil (or sweet basil)
  • 1 red long pepper, sliced
  • 1 round eggplant, sliced


  1. In a medium-sized pan – pour half can of coconut milk – Stir continuously and bring to boil
  2. Add green curry paste and dissolve completely – Keep stirring until oil starts to form on the surface
  3. Add meat and stir until meat is cooked
  4. Add water – simmer until meat is tender – Turn fire to low, cover pan, and check every few minutes to stir –  Keep simmer at low until “sauce” is reduced or thick – Approximately 30 mins.
  5. Add remaining 1/2 can of coconut milk –  Stir until oil appears on top
  6. Add salt to taste