Thai curries are well known for their extreme chili kicks. The massaman curry is an exception as a milder member of the Thai curry family. With a Muslim influence this unique curry dish fuses a mix of south Asian spices including cardamon, cinnamon, cloves and cumin. As with most Thai curries it is coconut based. Best cooked with beef and potatoes.
Most Thai dishes are cooked in minutes on high heats. Again Massaman Curry is an exception cooking slow on lower heats. Because of this it rarely features on quick restaurant menus and is more commonly served as a pre-cooked dish at Khao Rad Gaeng (mixed rice) restaurants or in cheap eat Food Courts.