I've made this dish about 4-5 times now. The quality of the curry makes a HUGE difference in the flavor. The grocery store 'taste of thai' curry is a dud, but the small cans of thai red curry you can pick up at the asian store kicks the flavor off the charts. My whole family loves this dish with the exception of my daughter who has no tolerance for spicy foods. I love this enough to make something else so the rest of us can enjoy this!