So let’s be honest, who doesn’t like Thai food?
Those of you who just raised your hands,this blog post might not be so interesting. The rest of you with a passion for pad thai, massaman curry and tom yum soup…here is a great way to spend a day.
We started with a tour round a local market, which helped explain not only the flavours we would work with, but what to look out for when shopping for ingredients in the future. We found it very useful to say the least. Our guide, Juno, was just full of tips and tricks.
Once at the cookery school,we were treated to a tour of their garden/farm and a chance to see the work they are doing with the community. After that, it was time to each pick our dishes (seven of them in all) and start cooking.
Chopping, slicing, dicing, grinding, smashing, bashing, stirring, frying, boiling, simmering, steaming and seasoning. Playing with the key elements of sweet, sour, spicy and salty. Getting brave with the chillies. Its true kids, cooking can be fun!
It’s a great set up, as you cook something then eat it, so the day is nicely broken up (we even got a wee siesta)
The recipes were so simple even a culinary dunce like me could produce a half decent dish. Safe to say Ali was in her element. If you ever visit Thailand, or any country for that matter, I really recommend doing a cooking class…it might just be the start of something great!
Thanks to Juno and his team for unleashing these two goons on Thailand’s amazing cuisine.