Thai Prawn Curry Recipe

Chef Mune Kimura delicious, yet subtle Asian flavours at Postcard Café like this Thai Prawn Curry.

Looking for a good Thai curry to warm you up? Try this Thai Prawn Curry recipe from chef Mune Kimura.

Looking for a great dessert to pair with your dish? Try chef Mune’s vegan chocolate pudding.

Thai Prawn Curry RecipeThai Prawn Curry recipe from Postcard Café Stellenbosch

Serves 4


  • 16 tiger prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 4 portions steamed rice (sushi or jasmine)
  • boiled seasonal vegetables
  • fresh coriander, springs onions and lime
  • wedges to garnish

For the curry sauce

  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1½ tsp garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 125g fresh tomato, chopped roughly
  • 125g onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp treacle sugar
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 400ml coconut milk (1 can)
  • 100ml chicken stock
  • 2 tsp fish sauce


  1. For the sauce, fry the onion in a medium pot till lightly caramelised.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the fish sauce.
  3. Bring to boil and let simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Liquidise with hand blender. Add the fish sauce.
  5. Season the prawns with salt and pan fry in olive oil. Set aside.
  6. Place the steamed rice in four serving bowls. Pour the curry sauce on the side of the rice. Place the prawns and vegetables on top of the rice. Garnish with coriander, sliced spring onions, and a lime wedge.

Wine suggestion: Stark-Condé Field Blend Estate WhiteChef Mune Kimura of Postcard Café Stellenbosch

Chef Mune Kimura joined forces with Marie Condé to set up Postcard Café. It may have started out as a great spot to get a slice of cake and a cup of coffee, but Mune has been able to build it into a popular restaurant in the Jonkershoek Valley. Read more about how he did just that in our Country Chef interview.

Postcard Café

+27 (0) 21 861 7703; [email protected]

Open Wednesday to Sunday from 9am to 4pm

Photography Francois Pistorius

Leigh Hermon

A journalist by trade, features writer on occasion and now the digital editor of SA Country Life. The first chance she gets, Leigh will tell you about a podcast she was recently listening to and how you simply have to make the move from radio. In a previous life, she once taught English on Jeju which left her with an insatiable craving for kimchi.

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