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.
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.