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A Tally of the Cost of the Dinner (in U.S.$)

The cost of the ingredients for my Suriyothai Dinner are listed below. Keep in mind that the prices are based on buying everything new rather than using ingredients that I already had in my pantry. Of course there were lots of things left over for future meals, so the actual cost of the dinner based on the quantities of the ingredients used to make the dishes will be much lower than the grand total of stocking a pantry from scratch for preparing Thai cuisine.

Specialty Ingredients:

Nam Pla Fish Sauce - 3.49
Thai Curry Paste 2.49
Dried Shrimp - 1.59
Coconut Milk - 2.58
Jasmine Rice - 3.29
Cellophane Noodles - 1.59
Soy Sauce - 1.99
Sesame Oil - 2.49

Fresh Ingredients:

Limes - .99
Jalapeno Peppers - .24
Shallots -.84
Garlic - .59
Cumin - .99
Corriander - .99
Peanut Butter - 1.99
Curry Powder - 2.49
Mint - 1.39
Baby Greens - 2.10
Radishes - .79
Cucumber - 1.29
Cole Slaw -1.69
Ginger Root -.44
Large Shrimp - 7.55
Bay Shrimp - 2.50
Scallions -.79
Tofu - 1.59
Bean Sprouts -.46
Peanuts - 2.39
Carrots - .49
Green Beans - 1.41
Red Pepper - 1.92
Mushrooms - 1.45
Green Pepper - .89
Bok Choy -1.87
Bananas -1.15
Shreded Coconut - 2.49
Corona Beer - 7.99
Orange Soda - .99

Basics:

Brown Sugar - .99
Vegetable Oil- 2.49
Corn Starch - 1.69
Eggs - 1.85
Butter - 2.50

Total - $83.28 U.S.