How To Be Stuffed with Thai Food in 2 Hours

by brian on November 17, 2008

Today I was at the beach in Railay, Thailand. Gorgeous beach. But I was out of there in about 2 hours.

I’ve spent alot of time in Caribbean, even lived there for a time as a kid, and at this point for me, a gorgeous beach with crystal clear blue/green/aquamarine water is like any other gorgeous beach with crystal clear blue/green/aquamarine water.

So what could I do different on this trip that I had never done before?

A Thai cooking class! Brilliant.

Considering I like to eat, this seemed perfect. I signed up for Siam Cuisine Cooking School, about a 10 minute drive from Ao Nang. It’s a family run school and restaurant.

 How To Be Stuffed with Thai Food in 2 Hours

I was met by ‘Pin’, who proceeded to give me a 2 hour one on one lesson in Thai cooking. Since I was the only student the class went by quickly. Normally it was 10-12 students and the class runs 5 hours.

Pin give me an overview of all the ingredients and described how we/I were going to use them.

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Me, before I start slicing and dicing….

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First dish up was Pat Thai (Fried Noodles Thai Style).

Looking now at the pictures I didn’t realize how nice the dish and food were presented. I pat myself on the back.

You make each dish and then you sit and eat it.

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The mad scientist at work….

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In all I made 6 dishes in less than 2 hours, including the time of me sitting and eating each dish. They were

Pat Thai (Fried Noodles Thai Style)
Khao Phad Talay (Fried Rice with Seafood)
Tom Kaa Kai (Chicken in Coconut Milk Soup)
Pad Kra Prao (Fried Minced Chicken with Holy Basil) at left
Kaeng Ped Kai (Red Curry with Chicken) at left
Kao-Neuw-Ma-Muang (Sticky Sweet Rice with Mango)

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All smiles when the class is done and the food is GOOD!

Total price for this class, including instruction and eating everything you make – 1200 baht or about $34US. Unbeatable.

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Thai cooking is so simple and fast. You can make a 6 course meal in 45 minutes. I also got a little cookbook with instructions and list of ingredients needed.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

ScottFro November 17, 2008 at 11:57 AM

Now I was going to say we need to have you over for dinner when you get back, but looking at this, YOU need to have US over for dinner! :)

Keep on keepin on, and know we’re getting some serious vicarious enjoyment of your travels. :)

Scott

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Thais November 17, 2008 at 3:24 PM

I ain’t mad at your gangsta!!! I think you should have a cooking party when you get back.. I’m totally there!

XOXO,
Thais

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Bathabile November 18, 2008 at 10:07 AM

Ah, now that is the Thailand I remember! Not like Vegas at all. :) . I dig the apron, by the way :) ).

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brian November 18, 2008 at 7:46 PM

@scottfro
How about you invite me over and you, me and wifey try to cook the dishes. And get Ayana to mix drinks. Perfect!

@thais
Cooking party…ummm…we’ll have to see. I got to make this for myself again to make sure I can do. Last thing I need is for y’all to talk bad about my grub.

@bathabile
that is where the cooking genius comes from – the apron.

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