As soon as I printed the recipe I started second guessing myself. What possessed me to make Thai food for friends that live a few blocks from the famous Sri Pra Phai? I was reassured by my friend Jen's presence. She's from DC and lives close to Thai-phoon and Thai-tanic. Less intimidating. The final guest, Zuzana, was vegetarian but I knew she would be content with dessert if all else failed.
I choose a straightforward recipe and for Zuzana's sake, cooked up the shrimp on the side with some garlic and ginger.
Some recipes are fun to cook and some are a chore. This was messy but highly entertaining - mostly due to 3 full size humans peering into a full size wok teetering on one of NYC's tiniest stoves. The end result was really good - not amazing - but very good. I'm guessing it could have used some fish sauce and some Sri Pra Phai magic.