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Question about local ingredients... does anyone put peas in their Thai curry?

Cinnamon | May 12, 200910:04 PM

Hi - I'm in Los Angeles, where we have about a quarter million Thai people. We have some wonderful Thai food here but sometimes I wonder how much they just try to make use of what vegetables are available locally.

So I was wondering, in Thailand does anyone put peas in a curry? (Round, sweet green garden peas.) I was served some in a panang curry here once and I don't think it belonged there. I noticed that Thai green peppercorns look similar and I wondered if maybe peas were used in place of peppercorns just for looks or something.

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