Trip Start Jul 24, 2009
17Trip End Jun 30, 2010
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Where I stayed
Baan Lansa, Chiang Mai
I have of course finished my week at the Chiang Mai Thai cookery school and it has been brilliant. Eaten LOADS of food and got overly cocky with the chillies resulting in me burning half my mouth off but apart from that it was really worthwhile doing especially as I have a certificate! It was five seperate days where we made 6 dishes a day and then had to eat them to taste them, even I struggled.
The course helped me get to know the basic Thai ingredients which are used extensively throughout their dishes, such as chili, garlic, fish sauce, palm sugar and coriander (yuk yuk yuk, had to even eat the root of the blasted thing)
For most of the dishes the key is in getting the right ingreidants fresh adn the preparing them properly. As most of the cooking is done on a wok once you start it's a pretty quick process so veggies etc need to be ready. Made some interesting desserts of which bananas in coconut milk was made favourite, very sweet and delicious! Also made various thing sin a variety of leaves such as banana and pandanas.
I really recommend doing a cookery course whenever you travel, feel I've got a new skill that I can use.