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I'm planning on cooking a Massaman curry but for someone who really dislikes the taste of coconut. What would a good substitute be? I'm thinking of just using cream instead - do you think that would work well?

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  • Do you know that they dislike curry that contains coconut milk? A lot of people who really don't like coconut are fine with curry; the flavor is a lot more subtle and there's no texture to possibly dislike as there is with actual coconut. – Cascabel Jun 22 '15 at 5:58

I would use cream as well. It's very similar in structure, thus they both have the title cream.


It's not Massaman without coconut milk. Massaman I have had this in the south of Thailand and usually not too thick with coconut milk, it is a carrier of the other flavors.

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