You guys, I’m in luuuhve. With red curry, pad thai, and tom yum goong soup topped with fresh chopped cilantro.

Thai cuisine is my absolute favorite so naturally I was THRILLED to join a Thai cooking class and learn how to make the awesomest, most heavenly tasty Thai food from scratch. This was my first cooking class, ever, and by the way self, WHY have I not been on to this activity sooner? ugh. When I saw the option in Bali, I knew I had to join one in Thailand, like, pronto.

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WHO-HO-HO-HOA. A 5-COURSE MEAL? 

Thai cooking class

The Thai cooking class began with a trip to a local market. Our appointed chef showed us across the street, past small roofed vendors and florists to the bustling market place. The group of nine food-lovers gathered around the chef as he assigned us each a basket and pointed at colorful vegetables and spices.

Lemongrass, tomato, basil, coconut, onion, a good stash of fresh herbs, and, errr, wait, lemme think.

Yeah – I think that about sums up what was in my basket.

After 20 or so minutes, we went back across the street and into the cooking school.

Thai cooking class

Thai cooking class

Thai cooking class

First step of the day was to learn about the Thai ingredients. We prepared curry paste, which is one of the most important aspects of Thai cooking, and learned how to use fresh picked herbs and whole spices to increase aroma –> very important factor.

Thai cooking class

Thai cooking class

Aroma, aroma, and more aroma!

PAD THAI

Well, well, well, what do we have here?

To my hungry eyes it looks like fried noodles with bean sprouts and egg otherwise known as SUPERDELICIOUS pad thai. You guys. This dish. It’s one of my favorites EV-ER and I could live off of it until the end of the world.

Thai cooking class

Thai cooking class

Thai cooking class

–> Proudest moment of the day

So here I am with my first-ever home cooked pad thai. I was basically the happiest Dane alive.

GREEN CURRY

Green curry-liciousness. Omg, this dish was amaaaaazing.

The curry paste, veggies and chicken is stirred, then the coconut milk and fish sauce is added, and just like that, the green curry is done.

Thai cooking class

Thai cooking class

Thai cooking class

By the way, joining a Thai cooking class or any cooking class for that matter is a brilliant way to meet other travelers. I ended up hanging out with the girl next to me <— who was also a solo traveler.

Thai cooking class

SNACK

Thai cooking class

And this, my friends, is why I should not have waited, err, 8 MONTHS to write this post. Dang it.

I simply cannot remember what’s in this snack-meal, but I think it was something with minced chicken… ish.

Thai cooking class

RED CURRY

Hellooo, red curry, I’ve been waiting for you!

I made red curry with curry paste, chilis, coconut milk, kaffir lime leaves, and fish sauce. And a handful of fresh basil leaves to make the whole thing pretty.

Why oh why oh WHY is this soupy dish so yummy?

Thai cooking class

Thai cooking class

Thai cooking class

Thai cooking class

Thai cooking class

MANGO STICKY RICE

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Color! sweetness! All on a plate.

There’s so much sweetness in this dish, and I totally fell in love when I tasted it.

Weird fact: I’ve been to Thailand countless times, but it’s the first time I’ve tried this uber-delicious dessert.

Oh, sticky rice, where have thou been all those years?!

Thai cooking class

I LOVED THIS THAI COOKING CLASS

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Are you as crazy about Thai food as I am? What’s your favorite?

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Joining a cooking class is so much fun. And it’s a great way to learn the culture and traditions in the country you visit. Here's what it's like joining a Thai cooking class in Bangkok, Thailand including delicious recipes and tips.

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I’m Miriam Risager, and this site has been my scrap-book, playground and home since 2013. I launched this blog as a way to share my journey, as well as share the hows, whys and wheres for other travelers.