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.


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.


Then Spring Rolls.


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

Then we made curry paste.



Then finally the Green Curry and TomYum soup.



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.


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