“Gang Som” is a central Thai dish. The name literally translates as ‘Orange Curry’ and the distinctive flavor and sour tang are created by the addition of tamarind paste. The dish contains an array of meat vegetables and it’s quite acceptable to use whatever types are currently in season. This super-nutritious soup is full of vitamins and fiber and its popularity has refused to decline, even decades after it first appeared.
The different regions of Thailand all have their own variation on the dish, with it being known as “Gang Som Mueang” in the north and made with the juice from kaffir limes and “Gang Lueang” or yellow curry in the south. It has a strong spicy flavor due to the addition of southern herbs and spices. The highlight of the yellow curry is the addition of both lime and tamarind along with turmeric.