Cookin’s cool

Best restaurant ever…

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I bet you didn’t know that I was a chef, or at least now I am a certified Thai chef!๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿœ.

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I went to The Thai Kitchen Cookery Centre to learn how to make some authentic Thai dishes such as curry paste, curry, stir fry, etc. We started off with going to the market and learning about different Thai ingredients. Did you know that there are three different types of basil? Sweet, lemon, and Thai holy basil.

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Then we went back to the centre and started making our soups. Nat, the instructor for the spicy chicken soup, was very helpful and taught me lots of cool tricks!

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After that I made red curry paste to go along with my kao soi. It was amazing how easy it was. Especially because Nat did most of the pounding to crush the ingredients in the mortar and pestle.

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While I was letting my kao soi reduce, I started making my stir fry, fried cashew chicken. It ended up fairly sweet, but hey, it’s Thailand.

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Last of that category, the appetizers (I thought they would be first). Chicken satay. Awesomeness๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ‘#โƒฃ1โƒฃ. It was a piece of cake. Just kidding, it was chicken satay. The easy part was grilling the chicken. The peanut sauce was much harder.

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When we went into the dining room to enjoy our like bajillionth meal, we were given a juice called butterfly flower water. It is made from butterfly pea flowers. It starts out blue, and then when you add lime it turns purple!

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๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฆ. Fried bananas with ice-cream. ๐Ÿ˜ž I miss it so bad! We took one banana per person and cut them in thirds. Then we put the slices in a wok that had been soaked in butter all around the inside of it. We kept moving the wok around with slices in it and flipping the bananas whenever they started turning ever so slightly brown. We also tried to get the fire into the wok to caramelize the bananas. When they were done cooking we put two side slices and a middle slice accompanied by a scoop of ice-cream on a plate! Then we poured the rest of the wok’s contents (melted butter and oil) on the ice-cream๐Ÿ˜‰! #๐Ÿ‘

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Two days later, and I’m still full! I can’t wait to see if I can make some of these dishes at home.

My mom’s going to add some details below in case anyone is interested in taking this cooking class!

Mom’s note: We signed up for the full day cooking class at the Thai Kitchen Cookery Centre located at 32 Loi Khroa Road, Soi 1. They picked us up at our guest house around 9 am and dropped us off at the end of the day around 4 pm. The day started with a visit to a local market and some explanation of key Thai ingredients. The rest of the day we just cooked, ate, cooked, ate, cooked and ate! Our group of 11 was split into smaller groups for hands-on instruction depending on which dish we wanted to prepare. The day’s schedule is very organized and the pace did not feel too rushed at all. The staff were extremely welcoming of kids and said they’d had students as young as 5! The level is instruction is perfect for beginners (including kids), but may seem a bit basic for more advanced chefs. The cost for the full day class was 1000 Thai baht per person, which included all transportation and ingredients.

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8 Responses to Cookin’s cool

  1. Aunt Amanda and Hans Henry says:

    Wow Elliot what wonderful experiences you are having! I can’t wait for you to cook Thai food for me and I can make you Roman pizza!!!

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  2. Susan Germann says:

    I am so impressed!! Now I want to go to Thailand instead of Italy – or maybe both!! Elliot, if you send me a list of ingredients I’ll have everything on hand and you can cook when you come to visit. Love you – Nonna

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  3. gingerpetraglia says:

    Yum, yum!

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  5. Sonya says:

    I can not wait to go to Cafe Elliot for some homemade Thai!
    I’m really excited that you had the opportunity to take this class – you’ll have to host a class here in Douglas for all of us salivating over those dishes! I’d be the first to sign up ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • all7in7 says:

      Heya!;-) That’s quite a good idea about starting a Thai cooking school! Cici should do the fried bananas (with supervision because of the flame)! Beware, you’ll have to eat it all๐Ÿ˜ซ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฆ

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