Thai Dinner Party

Impress your friends with an authentic Thai dinner.
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Impress your friends with an authentic Thai dinner.
thai-It-Up pineapple spread

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.

Weeknight Thai Dinner

menu

Sweet and Saucy Shrimp over Vegetable Rice Cakes

Green Beans with Shallots

Pineapple Tower with Fire and Ice Dip

Lime Daiquiris

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.

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.