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I want to be a massa massaman.

Getting outside of your bubble is tough. But one very easy way to get out is the knowledge that your bubble just doesn’t have everything you want. So when it comes to good old fashioned Asian food, it’s easy to break out and make my way to Mesa and the Mekong Plaza. On this occasion, the journey led me to Thai Spices.

I don’t claim to be any sort of expert on Thai food, other than assuming the spicier the more authentic. In any case, I love Thai curry and Thai Spices had my favorite (and not overly common) curry, which is called massaman, so I ordered some with chicken and at a spice level of 3 out of 5.

What arrived was exactly what I expected. It was packed with flavor and a fair amount of coconut milk. Next time I’ll be sure to go with a spice level of 4, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the flavors and how they coupled perfectly with the tender chicken meat.

And while there was no doubt this curry was delicious, I also felt like I didn’t need to go all the way out to Mesa to get it. Granted, I can’t name any Thai place closer to my home that might be as good, but the other Asian food in Mesa is just that much more impressive.

So if you’re in Mesa already and looking for some tasty Thai, Thai Spices will do it for you. Just don’t expect it to blow you away compared to a neighborhood place you might already know and love.