Having baulked at the cost of a one on one class at the official May Kaidee school, i found myself wandering down a side street in the company of a belgian vegan expat. I'd stumbled innto her on one of the many stalls on the streets adjacent to Khao San and we'd walked and talked ending up at a small vegetarian restaurant run by the Aunt of the famous May Kaidee. Having chatted to her in broken English i was able to arrange, for a paltry $10 to return the next morning.
Heading back at 6 a.m. we shared a tuk tuk to the local produce market, where she selected the fresh ingredients for the 5 recipes i had chosen to learn the previous day. On returning to her restaurant she proceeded to divulge her culinary secrets. I had a fantastic time, and if it weren't for our lack of a shared language i'm sure i would have excelled. As it was, she was so impressed with my cooking standards that she, perhaps rather foolishly, allowed me to prepare dishes for her paying customers for the remainder of the evening. To top off a fantastic day, her niece arrived latter in the evening and joined me in the kitchen, not only to taste my efforts but also to share some of her bountiful experience.
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