One of my Turkish friends really likes Thai food and asked if I could cook it (I'd told him that I was a pretty good cook so... ) and I said I could but couldn't get some of the ingredients here. He volunteered to do all the shopping if I'd cook for him and some friends. I readily agreed and planned a pretty good menu that included:
Tom Yum Goong (spicy sour shrimp soup)
He got me nearly everything I needed and wanted and I was able to make some adjustments and substitutions that helped to keep the flavour profile pretty similar and it was tasty... I found my recipes from www.thaitable.com and www.thaifood.about.com for a great green curry paste recipe. Take the risk and make your table Thai-tastic sometime... I had a blast doing it!
Tom Yum Goong... it was so tasty and sour!!
Green Curry... making the paste myself was much easier than I thought! I loved doing it!
Salad Rolls with imitation crab in them... also yummy!
Cucumber Salad...so refreshing!