Fig season is fleeting, so get 'em while you can. There will be plenty of time for this in the fall. Figs are delicious. Their subtle sweetness and seedy texture make them great for sweet or savory dishes.
Coconut milk and fish sauce should be pantry staples, no matter what. Thai cooks use fresh aromatic vegetables like ginger, garlic, shallots, onion, lemongrass, and galangal liberally as a flavor base