Here's how we prepared Thai food:
- We took a taxi to market Bangrak Bazaar market.
- It helps to bring along a professional chef to pick ingredients. This is purple mangosteen. (The fruit, not the chef)
- The perfect pick-me up while searching for unknown spices is an iced Thai coffee sweetened with condensed milk and served in a plastic bag with straw.
|This is Thai Iced Tea (coffee is much darker...)|
- You need onions, shallots, peanuts, palm sugar, etc
- Also bean curd and vegetables
- Meat is good
- When we went to the Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant housed in an old mansion in downtown Bangkok
- A cute chef cooked culinary concoctions right-side up and up-side down while we followed along with the recipe.
- Next, we tried to replicate the same dish in the student kitchen. I found the best method involved watched the girl next to me and adding whatever she did. I burned the oil in my wok and smoked up the kitchen. OOPS! Moe did fine, as we all know he is a wonderful chef!
- In the end Moe and I were deemed worthy and given aprons and certificates.
- Our real prize: a four-course luncheon with the class eating the food we cooked!
This was a fun experience and we hope to try our new cooking skills on you'll soon!