Joining a Thai Cooking Class (Delicious Recipes & Tips)

Joining a Thai Cooking Class (Delicious Recipes & Tips)

I am a lover of Thai #foodanddrink, so while in #Bangkok, I signed up for a Thai #cookingclass. It was a truly authentic experience that started with a trip to the market and ended with a very proud girl eating some very delicious food!


The day began with a trip to a local market. Our appointed chef showed us across the street, past small roofed vendors and florists to the bustling market place. The group of nine food-lovers gathered around the chef as he assigned us each a basket and pointed at colorful vegetables and spices.

Lemongrass, tomato, basil, coconut, onion, a good stash of fresh herbs, and, errr, wait, lemme think.

Yeah – I think that about sums up what was in my basket.

After 20 or so minutes, we went back across the street and into the cooking school.

Using everything to spice things up!
Coconuts are a great addition
Many shapes and colors made up our basket
Many shapes and colors made up our basket

First step of the day was to learn about the Thai ingredients. We prepared curry paste, which is one of the most important aspects of Thai cooking, and learned how to use fresh picked herbs and whole spices to increase aroma –> very important factor.

I learned how to pick fresh herbs and spices to increase aromaThe finished productAll the cooks in our classPreparing the shrimp
I learned how to pick fresh herbs and spices to increase aroma
Various Thai ingredients

Aroma, aroma, and more aroma!

Pad Thai

Pad Thai recipe

Well, well, well, what do we have here?

To my hungry eyes it looks like fried noodles with bean sprouts and egg otherwise known as SUPERDELICIOUS pad thai. You guys. This dish. It’s one of my favorites EV-ER and I could live off of it until the end of the world.

All you need!
I learned how to pick fresh herbs and spices to increase aromaThe finished productAll the cooks in our classPreparing the shrimp
The finished product
Proudest moment of the day

So here I am with my first-ever home cooked pad thai. I was basically the happiest Dane alive.

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Thai Cooking Lesson

Food & Drink
 Silom Thai Cooking School Si Lom Bangkok Thailand
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Green Curry 

Green Curry recipe

Green curry-liciousness. Omg, this dish was amaaaaazing.

The curry paste, veggies and chicken is stirred, then the coconut milk and fish sauce is added, and just like that, the green curry is done.

Starting the cooking process 
Almost there!
I learned how to pick fresh herbs and spices to increase aromaThe finished productAll the cooks in our classPreparing the shrimp
All the cooks in our class

By the way, joining a cooking class is a brilliant way to meet other travelers. I ended up hanging out with the girl next to me <— who was also a solo traveler.

The finished product

Snack

And this, my friends, is why I should not have waited, err, 8 MONTHS to write this post. Dang it.

I simply cannot remember what’s in this snack-meal, but I think it was something with minced chicken… ish.

Red Curry

Red Curry recipe

Hellooo, red curry, I’ve been waiting for you!

I made red curry with curry paste, chilis, coconut milk, kaffir lime leaves, and fish sauce. And a handful of fresh basil leaves to make the whole thing pretty.

Why oh why oh WHY is this soupy dish so yummy?

Taking notes!
Tasting sauces
I learned how to pick fresh herbs and spices to increase aromaThe finished productAll the cooks in our classPreparing the shrimp
Preparing the shrimp
Simmering the soupThe finished productTime for dessertOur graduating class!
Simmering the soup
Simmering the soupThe finished productTime for dessertOur graduating class!
The finished product

Mango Sticky Rice

Mango Sticky Rice recipe

Color! sweetness! All on a plate.

There’s so much sweetness in this dish, and I totally fell in love when I tasted it.

Weird fact: I’ve been to Thailand countless times, but it’s the first time I’ve tried this uber-delicious dessert.

Oh, sticky rice, where have thou been all those years?!

Simmering the soupThe finished productTime for dessertOur graduating class!
Time for dessert
Simmering the soupThe finished productTime for dessertOur graduating class!
Our graduating class!


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