Pat and I signed up for a cooking class in Chiang Mai, Thailand through Thai Farm Cooking. This is one of the must-do’s for everyone visiting Chiang Mai. For 1,000 baht ($33 US) we were picked up and shuttled to an organic farm about 45 minutes outside of the city. We had a stop in a local market to teach us how to pick out rice, meat and other ingredients. Our guide was….very high octane. She was full of jokes and was always laughing the loudest at herself. I started to wonder if her energy was chemical-induced.
We learned how to make five traditional Thai dishes. Between Pat and I, we cooked red curry, yellow curry, Tom Yum soup, Pad Thai, sweet and sour chicken, stir fry, bananas in coconut milk and squash in coconut milk. We started to feel full after meal two, but like champs we soldiered on and finished every bite all the way to the coconut milk dishes. If you find yourself in Chiang Mai, I highly recommend the Thai Farm Cooking School. The staff was great and they have me excited to go home and cook all the dishes I learned. Check out the photo on the right they steam rice in bamboo!
Tom Yum Soup, bananas in coconut milk, and yellow curry. Yellow because it has turmeric and Indian curry powder (you can see it in the photo above).