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Meet Jum of Mae Jum

After being frustrated and disappointed with the pastes on the market, I used the skills taught to me by my grandmother and followed her recipe to make my own Thai curry pastes by hand. In 2018, I set up Mae Jum (‘Mother’ Jum) with the help of my husband and we dove headfirst into food production, meeting farmers, producers and suppliers in Thailand.

It was important to me to produce a paste that is authentic in every sense from taste, smell to texture. The ingredients we use are naturally grown all year round in Thailand. When it’s time to make a new batch of Thai curry paste, the herbs and spices are stone grounded within days of harvesting. There is no water, oil, sugar, colouring or preservatives added to our pastes, only fresh and natural goodness!

Our biggest challenge to date was to find a producer that aligns themselves to a high quality and environmentally friendly ethos like us. Many of the ingredients we need for an authentic flavour cannot be grown in this climate and therefore would need to travel by air to maintain freshness, which is terrible for the environment. This was not an option for us, so our products make their way to us by boat.

My family and friends love eating my food just as much as I love making it and it was my children who encouraged me to share my passion with the world. I believe that the tightness of my family will drive Mae Jum to be successful. Our pastes are versatile, vegan and with a variety of flavours and spice profiles to try, you will pick out a favourite in no time!

What’s the first restaurant you’re going to visit?
Any Japanese restaurant where I can tuck into some sushi and ramen!

Where is your happy place?
My greenhouse. I love the peaceful environment and nurturing of my plants.

What’s the strangest dish someone has used your products for? Have you tried it?
I have seen someone make a beef massaman pie and it looked amazing! I did attempt to make a couple myself!

  • Green Curry Paste, Set of 3
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    Mae Jum
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  • Variety Bundle, Set of 6
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    Mae Jum
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  • Classic Bundle, Set of 6
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    Mae Jum
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  • Massaman Curry Paste, Set of 3
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  • Jungle Curry Paste, Set of 3
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  • Panang Curry Paste, Set of 3
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  • Red Curry Paste, Set of 3
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  • Yellow Curry Paste, Set of 3
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