July 26, 2010

There’san easy way to get the complex, multispice flavors of Southeast Asian dishes athome: packaged Indonesian and Malaysian spice mixes. If you’re not familiarwith dishes like beef rending (a rich, thick Indonesian and Malaysiancoconut-milk curry) but love Indian curries, you have to try these.Jarred Indian curry simmering sauces are becoming more and more common inmainstream supermarkets, but you’ll probably have to go to an Asian specialtystore to find these Southeast Asian spice pastes, which come in foil containersrather than jars and usually cost less than $3.50. Or order them from theremarkable specialty-food site

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