Monday, January 09, 2006

Chiang Mai Thai Farm Cooking

In Chiang Mai we decide to do a whole day cooking school. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time. We searched and searched the internet for a school that sounded good. We ended up going to Thai Farm Cooking School. They picked us up from our hotel, took us to a local market and then drove us out of town to their organic farm. What a day. I recommend it to everyone. The link for the school is at the end of this post.
Raw red curry. The ingredients that is. Thai Ginseng, two big dried chilli's (the red chilli's make it a red curry), three shallots, two cloves of garlic, lemon grass and a kaffier lime leaf. All finely chopped and placed into a mortar ready for pounding.
The paste after arm breaking pounding. I had to pound for about 10 minutes. The most physical activity for the whole day.
Green pawpaw salad. Divinely spicy and fresh. Again, everything into the mortar.
The finished three course meal with red jasmine rice. Thai red curry with chicken, chicken with cashews and green pawpaw salad. Yum. Too much food though.
After the meal, we made dessert. Oh my goodness. YUM. Mango with sweet sticky rice. I will make this at home for sure!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ellen,
you soooo better not make this for me at home. I don't like rice as a dessert altho i will have the mango and ice-cream...
Love, April. xxx

goongirl said...

OMG Mango Sticky rice. I think I ate that every day in thailand. Welcome back.

Turning Japanese said...

Goongirl - OMG Delicious. Have to wait until I get home to make it. Have to have jasmine rice for a start.

laura said...

I brought back a giant bag of jasmine rice from Thailand! Mmmm so happy to have long grain rice again!
I wanted to do a cooking class but we didn't get around to it...was a bit worried that there wouldn't be a veg option anyway. Sounds like you had fun though! I'm jealous!

Selene said...

Natsukashii!! That cooking school is fab eh! You made the same menu as us, did you dress up like farmer Joe with your hat and apron!?

beckyyyy said...

Nice!! i like those jack fruits tried one in Singpore once. Looks like an amazing holiday you did lots of stuff, really made the most of it!!!

superrelish said...

Yum, we can't wait until you can come and cook for us again!