The flavours of Massaman come from spices that are not frequently used in other Thai curries. These include cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and star anise.
These spices found their way from the Malay region in the 17th century by Muslim traders. When combined with chillies, coriander and galangal you've created the basics of a Massaman curry.
The addition of coconut milk and chicken guarantees an adventure for your taste buds.