Cooking Class in Chiang Mai

Delicious fruit and snack plate

Delicious fruit and snack plate

One of the highlights of my time in Chiang Mai was taking a cooking class.  In a span of three hours, we made fish cakes, two curries, Pad Thai, onion rice, banana fritters and mango pudding.  Awesome! We assembled as a group in the morning, explored the local market to pick up fresh ingredients and then we came back to chop, cook & eat.

I loved learning about the spices we threw together to make the mysterious Thai curries that just melted in my mouth.  And I  learned how to make the infamous Pad Thai noodles which was ridiculously easier than I thought.  Finally, the coconut chicken curry soup was heavenly.  DSCF1262

 

The toughest part when I returned home to NYC was finding the ingredients, and fortunately, I found a lovely Thai grocery store in Chinatown that had it all.  If you ever venture to Chiang Mai, take a cooking class!  It’s well worth it.

 

Banana fritters and mango pudding

Banana fritters and mango pudding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yummy coconut chicken soup

Yummy coconut chicken soup

5 thoughts on “Cooking Class in Chiang Mai

  1. Wow the picture and the description of Thai food are so amazing. Have to find authentic Thai place to relish these pictures.

    • Rahul, thanks for your lovely comment! Yes Thai food is so delicious and it’s even more amazing that I can actually make it too. 🙂 Haha but I’ll leave it to the experts.

    • One day! I’m sure you’ll make it one day to Thailand. 🙂 in the meantime, have you ever taken any Thai cooking classes in your own hometown? Also can be great. Tough part is finding all the ingredients. other than that, learning from a Thai chef whether in Thailand or here in the U.S. would all be worth it!

  2. That all looks delicious! I learned when I was in Saigon then Singapore that my brief time in each city was merely an introduction to respective cooking cultures. I have to go back and explore more of Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia, perhaps primarily for the food, which by extension means her peoples, too. I also figure that NYC would be a very “decent” place to find people and the proper ingredients. 🙂

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