Earlier this year, we four traveled to Southeast Asia experiencing an adventure still etched in our minds. Upon returning we planned to gather with our husbands to recreate a meal that would be typical of what we had on the journey. It took a while, but we finally made it happen.
We loved the pho in Vietnam. Here we cheated a bit and had it made for us by a restaurant in Belfast specializing in Vietnamese and Thai food. It was yummy, and not one of us gals regretted not having made it herself.
For the main course, we had a chicken curry done in coconut milk. No picture here because the hubby ate the portion I set aside for a photo before I snapped the picture. Of course, I wasn’t irritated!
As for the table, it started with a woodblock print from Jim Thompson in Bangkok. What beautiful fabrics are made using designs he introduced years ago. By the way, I recently learned there will be a Jim Thompson showroom in Atlanta which will bring the lovely creations a bit closer to home.
Picking up the colors in the cloth are the familiar orange leafed plates. They’re not going to fool anyone into thinking they are from Vietnam, but the wine bottle holder makes up for that a bit as it is from a Saigon market.
i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind
P.S. Recipes for the spring rolls and ginger mojito may be found here.