One of my most favorite things that we did the entire trip, was take a cooking class at May Kaidee's. Seriously, this was so informative, fun, DELICIOUS, and made me so excited. May Kaidee's has two locations, one in Bangkok and one in Chiang Mai. Our class was made up of nine adults and two little kids (one was a baby, and the other kid was around 3-4 yrs old.) Half of the class was from Holland and half was from the U.S. We all donned our aprons and went through eight different dishes, taking time to eat and enjoy each one after cooking it. It was so great. We were each setup at a wok, sharing it with one other person (so, Nik and I were together,) and they would demonstrate the recipe first, and then we would make it ourselves. We would switch places at each dish, so that one person would be assisting with ingredients and reading the recipe, and the other would be in control of the wok. We made Tom Yam soup, veg stir fry, Pad Thai, Massaman Curry, Green Curry, Fresh spring rolls, Som Tam, and Mango with black sticky rice. So, all the favorites! The class lasts the whole morning (or afternoon, if you choose that time slot,) and fills you up! Everything was vegan, except you had the option to put an egg in your Pad Thai, if you were vegetarian.
I've already made a few curries and some soup since I've been back and I looooove how confident the class made me feel in making some very basic dishes. Very much looking forward to expanding on Thai cooking this year...
I took some photos, but only with my phone, so excuse the blurriness in some of these!
|Making Tom Yam Soup|
|Tom Yam Soup|
|Making Green Curry, my fave!|
|I could eat Green Curry for weeks.|
|Nik making Massaman Curry|
|Massaman curry. Loved the surprise addition of pineapple in this dish.|
|We made spring rolls with a peanut sauce on top. They had us "decorate" our own. This was mine...|
|...and this was Nik's. Hee!|
|Nik shredding the young Papaya to make Som Tam, or spicy papaya salad|
|Som Tam in the making.|
|Plated Som Tam|
|Mango with Black Sticky Rice. This was SO GOOD. SO GOOD!|