In Thailand, pumpkin and coconut milk are commonly paired up to make a variety of both savory and sweet entrees.
Pumpkin in Coconut Milk - Thai Akha Kitchen

In this recipe, the two come together beautifully in a lightly-curried soup that tastes as delicious as those you may have tried at your favorite Thai restaurant.
It makes a perfect meal on a chilly night, but is also wonderful to serve as an appetizer or dessert for a dinner party.