Three Aloy Modern Thai Lemongrass Recipes

Lemon grass.
Photo by Joni Schrantz.

The farm-to-table, slow-cooked cuisine at Aloy Modern Thai often incorporates antioxidant-rich, fresh-flavored lemongrass, a tangy herb widely used as a natural remedy for all sorts of health issues that plague us.

“Lemongrass is an ancient herb that Thai folks have incorporated into many recipes. This herb was famously used for the king and royal families to promote health, invigoration and cure illnesses.”—Kim Naka “Mama Kim,” Aloy Modern Thai owner & founder


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Panang Curry

Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 1


  • 4 oz. rice bran oil
  • 12 oz. coconut milk
  • 3 oz. filtered water
  • ½ oz. fish sauce
  • ½ oz. palm sugar
  • basil leaves
The Paste
  • ¼ stalk lemongrass
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • 5 whole dried Thai red chilies
  • 1 whole shallot
  • tsp. salt
  • ½ clove garlic
  • ½ tsp. whole coriander seeds
  • 3 tsp. cumin
  • 2 oz. dried shrimp


  • Muddle the following ingredients into a paste: ¼ stalk lemongrass, sliced, 2 kaffir lime leaves, 5 whole dried Thai red chilies, 1 whole shallot, diced, ⅓ tsp. salt, ½ clove garlic, ½ tsp. whole coriander seeds, 3 tsp. cumin and 2 oz. dried shrimp.
  • Next, sauté 2 oz. of the paste with 4 oz. rice bran oil.
  • Add 12 oz. coconut milk to low heat and stir until well blended.
  • Wait one minute after the coconut milk bubbles, then add 3 oz. filtered water, ½ oz. fish sauce, ½ oz. palm sugar and your preferred proteins and vegetables.
  • Basil leaves to finish are a must.
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Aloy Modern Thai's Panang Curry.
Photo by Joni Schrantz.