Another thread reminded me of my confusion every time we have dinner at a Thai Restaurant. We love all cuisines, love spicy food, are adventurous eaters, and like to be knowledgeable about the cuisines we eat. But when faced with Red, Green, Massaman (or Musaman), and Penang curry on a menu we are completely in the dark about the difference between them. I plan on doing a taste test one day by getting one dish of each from the local Thai, but suspect that even after tasting all at the same time I'll still be just as clueless about the differences, only I might have ID'd a favorite.
Please enlighten me!