A visit to Thailand is not complete without truly understanding their unique cuisine. Thailand is famous for its food. Thai food is not just tasty it is also healthy with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and a subtle balance of flavors. Most of the ingredients used in Thai cooking carry medicinal benefits for its so it is not surprising that most tourists visiting Thailand want to explore the country’s cuisine. The best way to do so is attending a cooking class.
They learn a lot in such a short amount of time. Cooking classes are available for beginners, vegetarians and professionals. They are conducted in English There are six top cooking classes in Bangkok where you can improve your culinary skills. One of them is “Blue Elephant” Thai Cooking School. The cooking class includes:
- All ingredients
- Market tour
- Ice water
- Hot tea
- Hot coffee
- Certificate of Achievement
“Blue Elephant” Cooking School is a warm place for all Thai food lovers to have fun and learn to cook famous Thai dishes. There is something for everyone, regardless of their food preferences or experience. The class is hands- on instead of demonstration only. The cooking school has a well equipped kitchen from where the students can follow the clear instructions from the friendly chef how to mix the ingredients and make some of the most delicious dishes that Thailand is world famous for.
The students will discover the secrets of Thai cooking to impress their friends and family members after returning home.
They can learn directly from professional Thai cooks who will teach everything step by step, explaining every detail of each dish. “Blue Elephant” has two classes that visitors can choose to attend. The Thai cooking class is its most popular course which is taught daily, with morning classes starting at 9 a.m. and afternoon classes beginning at 2 p.m. Classes are conducted in the morning to take advantage of cooler outdoor temperatures for shopping and cooking.
The morning class begins with a visit to a local Thai market, where the participants learn about the main ingredients in Thai cuisine. Instructors help them to choose the freshest ingredients to prepare their meals they give a great deal of detailed information about how to use the ingredients.
The students learn a lot about Thai herbs, coconut milk, jasmine rice, galangal, lemongrass, kefir leaves, as well as about a wide range of herbs and spices such as cumin, nutmeg cloves, bay leaves, chili, ginger, and garlic that are always found in the Thai cuisine.
During the cooking classes the participants cook several Thai dishes among them Coconut sticky rice with Mango, Papaya Salad, Chicken in Pandanus Leaves, Green Chicken Curry Red curry paste, Red Curry with Pork /Chicken/ Tofu and Bamboo.
Each person can choose 5 dishes for every class. After every dish the entire group enjoy themselves eating the dishes they prepared in an informal atmosphere. Students are taught to cook Thai dishes with traditional utensils and techniques.
Preparing curry paste is one of the most unique and important aspects of Thai cooking, as most of the herbs and spices are ground together in a stone mortar before being cooked in a variety of ways.
Curry paste is extremely popular in Thai cuisine, so it is essential to learn how to make it. All herbs are fresh picked and whole spices are used rather than pre ground ones. Aroma is as important as taste in Thai cooking. All prep work and cooking are hands-on experiences, performed entirely by the students. At the end of the cooking class the students get an apron and a certificate.
They are also given a cook book of the recipes that they have learned and a set of dried herbs, spices and curries to take home with them. The full color cooking book will make them enjoy cooking at home and remind the time spent in the Thai kitchen.