We headed to a Thai cooking class for the evening in an outdoor jungle estate to learn how to cook some traditional Thai meals. First, our chef Perm took us to the markets of Chiang Mai to learn about the different ingredients we would be using in our meals. The outdoor cooking studio was beautiful. The only downside to cooking outside in the jungle in the evening are the mosquitoes. But luckily my smoking pots and pans kept the majority away.
The meals we learned to cook were:
- Tom Yum Soup
- Pad Thai
- Chicken Cashew
- Green Curry
It turned into a feast. One of the beast feasts I’ve ever indulged in. The flavours, the colours, the smells – all so divine. I was meaning to document more of the end results, but I was so hungry and everything smelled and tasted so good that I wolfed my meal down very fast. It was a peaceful experience while cooking outdoors albeit slightly stressful sometimes when the chef’s helper guy would come over and yell something at me that I could never quite understand.
I actually become really sad when I remember that back home these authentic meals are a rare find . . . unless you cook and make them yourself. So now that is what I am going to have to do. Cook. Often. I better stock up and add a few more supplies to my kitchen aside from the 4 ingredients currently in the cupboards.