Invite your friends over for a Southeast Asian dinner party. Not feeling up for guests? With nearly the same ingredients, try this casual Weeknight Thai Dinner instead.
SET THE SCENE
The Low Down
Thai families traditionally dine at low tables. Drape a sarong or piece of colorful cloth over the living room coffee table and surround the table with pillows. As a centerpiece, fill a large glass bowl with water and float whole gerbera daisy heads or other flowers on top.
Thai diners use forks and spoons rather than forks and knives. Tie a fork and spoon together with twine, colorful raffia or ribbon, and place in the center of each plate.