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Massaman curry at Thai Guy 

click to enlarge Both curries delight, flavor-wise, and the chicken’s tender.
  • Both curries delight, flavor-wise, and the chicken’s tender.

Folks at Peterson Air Force Base tell me that this Thai spot has been a lunch destination for service members for a hot minute now. One who’s been eating there for some time claims the lunch special used to be enough to feed two, and though portions have shrunk, it’s still plenty of food.

That lines up with what I experience on my visit. The special includes two buffet-served entrées with steamed or fried rice and a drink. Feeling healthy, I get steamed rice with my massaman chicken curry and chicken green curry. I also ask for a spring roll, which arrives egg roll-fried with a little cup of mild sweet chile sauce, bearing a black pepper-forward filling. Both curries delight, flavor-wise, and the chicken’s tender.

Location Details The Thai Guy Restaurant
6821 Space Village Avenue
Powers
Colorado Springs, CO
Thai
The massaman’s hearty, with just-cooked potato chunks and a nutty sweetness to its sauce. As for the green curry, it’s subtle and floral with galangal, lemongrass and Thai basil reading clearly before the sauce fades into a slow-building spice heat.

I wouldn’t object to more meat and veg in either, especially the sparse green curry. 

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