Today I took a full day Thai cooking class in Chiang Mai. I’ve heard it’s something you must do here, and this specific company was recommended by a friend.
I got picked up from my hotel (I love that all the companies pick you up!) and we went to a local market to pick out some ingredients. Our host showed us the main ingredients we’d be cooking with (basil, onion, garlic, ginger, etc.) and then we were on our way.
I decided to do the full day option, which included 6 courses! For each course there were 3 or 4 options we could choose, so each person in our group could cook something different! I decided on the following menu:
1. Soup — Chicken Coconut Soup
2. Noodles — Fried Big Noodles (pad si yu)
3. Appetizer — Spring roll
4. Entree — Stir fried chicken with cashews
5. Green curry
6. Thai dessert– sticky rice with mango
At our table, we each had our own little cutting board and cleaver. Depending on what we were making, our host gave us the ingredients on a plate. Some of the things were already prepped (onions were peeled, etc.), but then we chopped up everything else.
There was then another cooking station, where we each had our own pan or wok, depending on what we were making. We would bring all our ingredients to the cooking station and she would tell us what to add, etc.
Surprisingly, everything was relatively simple! I think at home the hardest part will be finding the right ingredients.
Some of the finished dishes!
All the food was absolutely delicious! We were all stuffed at the end, but well worth it.