Thai Cooking School

Believe it or not I ended up with an entire day almost free yesterday. No meetings until 5pm. So, I did one of the things I've always wanted to do here. I went to a Cooking School. Way cool experience.

First we went shopping to learn about ingredients and to purchase what we needed. They took us to a big busy market which, was both educational and a bit overwhelming.

Shopping 1

Here we learned about many unfamiliar ingredients

Shopping 2

Including some absolutely beautiful produce

Shopping 4

And … of course … many chilies

Shopping 3

Back to the school where we learned how to make curry paste the original way. I chose to make Green Curry Paste

Curry Paste

We each had our own cooking station

Cooking Station

I got to cook a total of three different dishes in addition to making the curry paste. Here I am making Green Curry with chicken and vegetables in coconut milk. Yum.


And we got to eat all the food we cooked. Yum. Here's my Pad Thai dish

Pad Thai

Okay, back to work with the orphanages now