Cooking class in Chiang Mai
We were picked up from our hostel and taken to a local market where we got fruit shakes and tried some durian.
We then carried on to the farm where we were given tea and fetching hats.
Our teacher showed us around the gardens and pointed out different herbs and vegetables
Such as Thai Parsley and baby eggplant.
We then began our lessons, starting with the paste for our Thai curries
Prepping, chopping, dicing and crushing the ingredients before vigorously pounding the shit out of them in a stone pestle & mortar!
And then creating a Tom Yum soup
and crispy fried spring rolls
and the Thai curries we had made the paste for earlier (I opted for red) which we ate with sticky rice
We also made a stir fry
I ended up bagging up a lot of my dishes to take back with me as I was getting so full! It was all absolutely delicious though everyone was a little shocked about the amount of sugar that the Thai’s put in their food and sauces!
Last up we created a mango sticky rice.
We dyed the coconut milk using Butterfly pea flowers
behold… my sticky rice masterpiece!
It has to be the most aesthetically delightful dish that I have ever created!
(I’ll pop some of the recipes up for you soon)
We loved our experience at the Thai farm cooking school, our teacher was very happy and friendly, the surroundings were beautiful and peaceful, the food was delicious and they had plenty of vegetarian and vegan substitutions to use.
I have my sister to thank for persuading me into doing the class and picking the school.