Weeknight Thai Dinner

Put an Asian spin on dinner with authentic Thai ingredients.
shrimp dish

Impress your family with this casual South-Asian-inspired dinner. Feeling a bit more festive? With nearly the same ingredients, invite over your friends and try this dressed-up Thai Dinner Party instead.


tips + how-tos
Thai dinner

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 dinner utensils
Thai drink
Thai dinner pineapple

Tool Time

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.