Panang curry paste, coconut milk, and chicken breast are the base of this simple Thai curry dish. The name of this curry paste suggests its Malaysian origin. It is a full bodied, creamy curry made with various spices and finely ground peanut which goes well with steamed jasmine rice. This is said to be the warm and friendly Thai curry for foreigners to start with. It is a full bodied, creamy curry made with various spices. Panang curry is usually made with beef, but it can also be used for seafood or chicken curries.