Oriental Food & Gift Store has a range of essential ingredients for Thai cooking available in stock, including:
Thai Fish Sauce
Known in Thai as nam pla, this seasoning is a pungent brine made from fermenting fish with salt. Check the label: it should contain only anchovies, salt and water. It has over 1,000 mg sodium per tablespoon, so use it sparingly. Try mixing minced fresh bird or serrano chillies with fish sauce (as we do in this photo). Use this recipe for Fish Sauce with chillies as a condiment or in place of regular fish sauce in recipes.
Red Curry Sauce
Though you can make your own, even in Thailand most cooks buy pre-made curry pastes. Red and green varieties can be found at well-stocked supermarkets. Both have notes of galangal, lemongrass and coriander root. Green is flavored with fresh green chillies and red with dried red chillies.
To see the full range of Thai ingredients available visit Oriental's website via the link below.