We decided while in Chiang Mai to do a Thai cooking course. We randomly picked a tourist agency which there is plenty off in Chiang Mai.
Looked at the brochures and we were sold when we read that the class would visit a local market and a better selection of dishes that we were interested in doing.
The cooking class we selected was an evening class from 4pm to 9:30pm and cost 1000 baht. This included transportation to and from the cooking school all cooking ingredients and refreshments.
More information on the cooking class, click here.
Shopping At The Local Market
After being collected at our house. Our first port of call was to the local market, where we picked up a few ingredients we would be needing that day.
Our chef for the day was called Mam, walked us through the rows of produce and introduced us to numerous spices, roots and vegetables that to be fair we had never seen nor heard of.
Starting To Cook
When we arrived to Mam’s kitchen. We selected the different dishes we were interested in making.
There was 7 different courses with 3 different options plus another one of those options was to make the red/yellow/green curry paste that would be used in the making the yellow/red/green chicken curry.
We decided to go with the green curry paste, green curry, tom yam soup, pad Thai, spring rolls, and mango sticky rice for dessert.
Wrapping Up – Would I recommend it?
Yes I would. We make 6 dishes and green curry paste, which I felt it was excellent value for money. It was an interesting experience, which we all enjoyed.
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