Sunday, May 5, 2019

Thai Cooking Class

One morning when we were in Thailand, we took a cooking class at Galangal Cooking Studio.  They picked us up from our hotel, and then our first stop was at the market where we were shown some of the ingredients we'd be cooking with; we left with a bunch of fresh veggies and herbs.

We arrived at the cooking school, which was really well organized.  There were so many choices of things to make, and Christopher and I each chose five different dishes, so we'd have practice with 10 different dishes total, and could taste more things.

My first dish was pad Thai:

And Christopher's was minced pork with fried holy basil (pad kra-paw):

Next up were the soups.  We made chicken in coconut milk soup (tom kha kai), and hot and sour prawn soup (tom yum gung):

They were delicious!

Next we worked hard with the mortar and pestle to make curry pastes.  Christopher made a green curry paste, and I made red.

Then I made khao soi and spring rolls, while Christopher worked on green curry, and chicken salad (lab kai).

He made deep fried bananas for dessert, and I made one of our favourite dishes that we ate numerous times in Thailand, mango with sticky rice.

We had a really fun time and learned a lot.

There was waaaaay too much food!

Have you ever taken a cooking class?  
What is something you'd like to learn how to make?

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh cool! This is the perfect activity for you guys. I would love to do something like this, too. I wonder if your time in Thailand ruined Thai restaurants for you back in Canada? Sometimes it's hard to go from awesome, authentic, cheap food to not so authentic food back in your home country. But the benefit of taking classes is now you have the knowledge to make these foods back home!