The meal was made even more special by using a set of hand made Vietnamese pottery dinnerware.
My assignment for the evening was to make Phad Thai. My older kids and I attempted to make Phad Thai once and we failed miserably. I know now that the reason was the lack of proper cooking tools. It just did not work to make this dish in my largest skillet. It absolutely needs a wok to come out right. Thankfully our hostess had several woks.
My friend has a whole arsenal of Asian flavors in her kitchen.
For this dinner she sent me to a large Asian market in the big city to pick up a few things. It was my first time in an Asian market and I found it quite interesting.
I've only cooked tofu a few times in my life and this was the best result I've ever had.
Another adventurous dinner in which I learned something new. As soon as it was over we all started looking forward to the next one.