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Malaysian Traditional Mild Curry Paste

5.00 out of 5
(2 customer reviews)

Ingredients Include: Sunflower Oil, Coconut Milk, Curry Powder (Chili, Coriander, Cumin, Fennel, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Gram Dhall, Curry Leaves, Rice (Thickener), Black Pepper), Shallots, Garlic, Sugar, Salt, Shrimp Paste


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NOTE:Imperfect” sizes are jars that have more oil than they normally would, offered at a discounted price!

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Single Jar, Pack of 3, Pack of 6

2 reviews for Malaysian Traditional Mild Curry Paste

  1. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne (verified owner)

    This is amazing! My husband said it felt like being back at Nyonya in NYC. This is a very good thing.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Absolutely delicious! The meals I’ve made for my family have been amazing. The curry paste is very rich and has a great depth in flavor! I wish they came in bigger sizes because I have to use a lot for my family but I will for sure be buying more!

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Are you looking to incorporate Malaysian curry paste options into your meal rotations? If you are, Mama Lam’s Malaysian curry pastes can help you do that. From mild to medium, and with traditional and vegan options, there is a Malaysian curry paste to buy that you will fall in love with and use repeatedly. The pastes are so versatile that you don’t have to create traditional Malaysian curries; you can also use them to add fantastic flavor to burgers, tacos, stir-fries, and much more.

Top Expert Facts About Malaysian Curry Paste

  • Malaysian curry paste is a blend of spices, herbs, and aromatics used to create the base for many traditional Malaysian curries.
  • It typically includes lemongrass, galangal, turmeric, chili peppers, garlic, and shallots.
  • The flavor of the paste can vary depending on the region it comes from; some may be milder, while others may be spicier or more fragrant.
  • When using Malaysian curry paste in cooking, you should always taste it before adding any additional seasonings or spices, as it can be pretty intense.
  • You might also find that different brands have slightly different flavors, so experiment with a few until you find one that suits your tastes best.
  • To get the most out of your curry paste, ensure to fry it in oil before adding other ingredients like vegetables or meat – this will help bring out its full flavor potential!

Curry Noodle Soup typically found at hawker stalls in Malaysia.


The Mama Lam in action!

About Mama Lam’s

In the 1980’s Mama Lam, who is Malaysian Chinese, had the opportunity to go to New York City, where she ended up meeting her husband and decided to settle in NYC.The city was a melting pot of multicultural cuisines but it did not offer many options for Malaysian cuisine, especially for Mama Lam’s favorite curry noodle soup. With limited  Malaysian curry options to choose from, in her own kitchen, Mama Lam created her own, by adjusting her mother’s recipe to what she could find in NYC that she could share with her children.

In 2014, while traveling, Mama Lam and her daughters found a Southeast Asian food stand serving curry laksa noodle soup and decided that Mama Lam’s curry was so much better. That began the journey of recipe perfecting, and ingredient hunting until everything pieced together, and Mama Lam’s curry pastes and hot sauces were launched in 2016. And that was the beginning of Mama Lam’s. The three of them began the journey of recipe perfecting and the team continues to work in Long Island City, NY, making small-batch family recipes.

Made In NY

The mild Malaysian Curry Paste is an excellent alternative to the Medium Curry Paste for those who have a low tolerance to spice. It still has a kick to it, but it won’t overwhelm. It can be used in a range of different dishes and in different ways. You can even use it as a tasty dip.

In each 4 oz jar, there are approximately 8 servings, and if you get the larger 8oz jar, you will get double the amount of servings. 

Once the jar is open, you don’t have to worry about using it quickly, as it will last up to a year in the refrigerator. However, when you try it, you may find that you love it so much that it will be used long before the year is up!

Drizzle some curry butter on your grilled corn!

How To Use

It is easy to incorporate Mama Lam’s Mild Malaysian Curry Paste into any recipe or dish. It doesn’t matter whether you are stir-frying in a pan, roasting in the oven, or boiling in a pot, using one of our Malaysian Curry Pastes is an easy way to make any meal tasty. 

When you add your curry paste, you can use as little or as much as you like; it will depend on what you are making and how strong you want the flavor to be. Even if you are following one of the recipes on our website, don’t be afraid to adjust the recipe according to your taste!

With our mild curry paste, you don’t have to worry about things getting overly spicy. There is still a nice kick to it, but there is also tons of flavor.

What Do Our Customers Think?

Our customers love to be experimental and test the versatility of our curry paste. They love that you can ‘drop it into your favorite recipes to add a unique flavor that isn’t overwhelming.’ Some have used it to replace the spices in their meatball recipes, have used it with kale and tofu, and even on breakfast sandwiches. The possibilities are endless. 

As it can be easily stored in the fridge, many of our customers love to incorporate it into quick and simple meals when they want something easy but don’t want to scrimp on taste.

It has even pleased those that aren’t usually ‘big on heat,’ as it ‘delivers on flavor.’ 

“I went out on a limb and purchased this as an alternative to a green or red Thai curry paste I usually purchase. It did not disappoint! Absolutely delicious. And love that it’s made in NYC (we live in BK).”

— K.S.

Roasted curry cauliflower

Buy Mama Lam’s Online!

You may be wondering where you can buy our versatile taste of Malaysia. There are many stores where you can buy our curry paste and hot sauce in person, but if you can’t find it near you, or you can’t make it to the store, you can buy it online and have it delivered straight to your door!

Nothing should stop you from being able to taste a fantastic traditional Malaysian curry, or from amping up the flavor of your other meals. It is so versatile you could find yourself using it on chicken wings, shrimp, breakfast burritos, and a range of different vegetables!