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Cooking in Chiang Mai

I love Thai food. I’ve been in Thailand for about a week now and one of the many things I wanted to do was go to a cooking class. I’ve never felt I was much of a cook as my extent of cooking comes to BBQ. But I was eager to learn some new skills! So I booked a class with Asia Scenic to take place at their organic farm.

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The class started with everyone picking what dishes they would be making that day. I choose to make Pad Thai, spring rolls, tom yum soup, sticky mango rice, and my favorite green curry. We then took a short walk to a local market and our teacher showed us many different ingredients that Thai people use on their day-to-day life. After that we took a drive to the organic farm that is located approximately 40 minutes from Chiang Mai. Our teacher then took us on a tour of the beautiful farm, then showed us what different plants are used and what they looked like.

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We then began cooking! We started with Pad Thai.

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Then Spring Rolls.

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Then Sticky Mango rice. Not pictured. I thought I took a picture; evidently not!

Then we made curry paste.

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Then finally the Green Curry and TomYum soup.

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We of course got to eat once we were finished cooking our foods. Needless to say you leave very full! I also took some very beautiful pictures of the farm itself.

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At the end of the day they gave us a cook book so that we can recreate these dishes. I can’t wait to try and recreate these dishes when I go back home and impress my friends and family.

 

The course took all day. They picked me up at my hostel at 8am and I didn’t get back till 5:30pm. I highly suggest if you come to Thailand to do a cooking course!

Thanks for reading.

-Jesse

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