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We tested some of Dublin's best Thai green curries, and there's a clear winner

“There’s a very spicy bang off that”.


FANCY A TAKEAWAY this weekend?

Maybe a curry of the Thai and green variety? Wondering where to get the best one? Allow us to inform your decision.

We’ve identified four big players on the Dublin Thai curry scene – Saba, Diep, Neon and Camille, and put their dishes to the test.

So how did they fare?

NEON – €14 for green curry and rice

Neon’s delivery range is quite limited, but it is noted for its relatively reasonable prices and free in-restaurant ice cream.

The arrival of the Neon bag with free prawn crackers and dipping sauce heralded gasps of excitement, but what of the curry?

Great amount of chicken.
It tastes so fresh.
The sauce is very watery. It’s a little bit blah.
Very sweet, but I like it. Nice veggies in it too.

CAMILLE THAI -  €14.45 for green curry and rice

The Camille curry had quite a deep green colour, with one taster describing it as “nuclear” (although they hadn’t laid eyes on the Diep one yet).


It’s quite thick, and mild.
There’s too much curry powder, you can actually taste it.
There’s a lot of lemongrass or something in it. It’s grand, but not great.

SABA - €15.50 for green curry and rice

Saba’s curry arrived to us on foot (the restaurant on Clarendon Street doesn’t deliver so we trudged on down there from our George’s Street adjacent office using our own legs) and was deemed to have “travelled well”.

There was one consensus about the Saba curry:

Oh there’s a very spicy bang off that.
This would be good for people who like to order spicy foods (I’m a sap that likes to order mild).

The spice didn’t put them off though:

I wouldn’t usually order this but this is great.
This is so good.
Is that aubergine?! Great veg selection.

DIEP - €15.50 for green curry and rice

The colour of the Diep dish proved to be a little off putting for some of our testers. It was certainly the greenest of the curries and was quite pungent.


It smells a bit like Electric Picnic.
It’s fine, but the colour and smell are a bit off putting.
It’s a grand curry. Nothing too special.

The winner?

We asked our participants to vote with their spoons:

Saba took the top spot with Neon hot on its heels. Camille and Diep didn’t get a look in we’re afraid.

A further blind taste test also yielded a clear favourite:

So there you have it. Saba wins the great Dublin Thai Green Curry Comparison Battle 2015. A lofty title indeed.

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