Although I love most Thai food, my absolute favorite is Massaman Curry. I could literally eat this spicy, potato-loaded curry until my face goes as orange as it is a delicious soup. Really I could.
That is why I wasn’t too surprised last month to see Massaman Curry named as the worlds number one best food by CNNGo late last year.
In an article entitled “World’s 50 most delicious foods”, CNNGo had Massaman Curry named as number one, but also included three other Thai dishes on the list. Of course, the list is subjective as everyone’s taste is different, but to see four Thai dishes on there is nice.
After the CNNGo “World’s 50 most delicious foods” list was published, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) put together a series of videos on how to cook each of the four dishes on the list in an authentic Thai way (I love the TAT – they have become so innovative with the videos they produce).
This video will show you how to cook Massaman Curry the correct way.
The two chefs featured in the video also talk about the health benefits of Massaman Curry, loaded as it is with delicious Thai spices and herbs. In fact, don’t let the oil that appears on top of the soup at preparation make you think this is an unhealthy meal. That is not true at all.
Once you have followed the recipe and learnt how to make Massaman Curry the Thai way, make sure you eat it with salted egg if you can find it. That really does bring out the taste of the curry even more.