Trip Start Jan 10, 2005
53Trip End May 10, 2005
Thai cooking is based on a number of ingredients, including curry paste (red, green or yellow), coconut, lime, rice (jasmine or sticky), lemon grass and of course, chilis! I remember the food being very hot, but, I think much of it now is toned down for tourists.
Martin and I signed up for a day-long cooking class (costing us about $30 CDN)
In all, we made a total of 12 dishes, including spring rolls, phad thai (a rice noodle dish with bean sprouts and bits of egg, chicken and prawns), green curry with chicken, papaya salad - and many more. Not only will I now be able to make spring rolls that will not fall apart, but we also learned how to cut vegetables Thai-style and proper cooking in a wok. For dessert, there were fried bananas with ice cream and black sitcky rice pudding with coconut which was particularly delicious since we reduced the sugar to appeal to western palates.
Of course, we ate ourselves silly - and had no appetite for supper that evening!