Hardly any taste. Really disappointing.
Just tastes of fennel or aniseed. Nothing like masaman.
DO NOT BUY
Do not buy! Minging!!!! Far too much citrus! I used to have a Thai Restaurent in Harpenden. They would sometimes use shop bought pastes for really busy times as a back up. None of them tasted as bad as this. Curry in the bin. Awful!
Worse Than Bland - Avoid
Don't bother, awful, not authentic; not even a vague resemblance. I bought a jar two days ago, kept it in a dry cupboard of course, and used it tonight (July 7th 2021). I'm not complaining for the sake of it because I generally appreciate Tesco's low prices and range of goods. However, this Massaman paste is bland to the point of tasteless yet manages to leave a vinegary taste a while later. Very disappointing and a waste of precious beef. I have had other Massaman pastes that work really well, so its not like I'm a newbie at using this type of product. Tesco please reformulate this. It has had terrible reviews yet you still set it. If you have cut corners to make a cheap product like you have with your Tesco Gluten Free Sausages (awful texture and taste), its not worth it as people will find out that it is rubbish and not buy it in the long run.
Just tastes of aniseed and vinegar. I had to use
Just tastes of aniseed and vinegar. I had to use fish sauce, lime juice,ginger, garlic and a whole raft of other stuff to make it edible. I bought it to save some time and to just try it out but, I should have made my own paste really, it tastes far better and is worth the extra effort. Won't be buying it in a jar again.
This does not taste anything like Massaman Curry, all I could taste was aniseed, very unpleasant.
It's just too mild By the time that you've added the coconut milk you're left with a pleasant, milky, tomato sauce- but it isn't a curry
Worst curry paste I have ever tried. No flavour, watery and rubbish. Avoid at all costs.
This was completely inedible, had the most overwhelming flavour of aniseed it was so strong you couldn't taste anything else. Not a hint of anything resembling a massaman curry. So disappointed.
If you are looking for the authentic Massaman curry taste, like you had last time in Thailand, then this product will disappoint. It is fairly spicy, but adds no discernible taste. It produces a brown coloured sauce, whereas it should really be of a greenish hue.