Thai Cooking Classes
When you think about how much I love eating, and how great the food in Thailand is, it’s amazing I’ve been blogging a whole month without talking about food at all. That is about to change folks, since I have three food-related posts coming up. This is the first. Stay tuned for other posts about street food and brunch in Bangkok in the next week or so.
As part of my research for the upcoming Moon Bangkok, I spent a lot of time investigating cooking courses in the city. There are many, and I will be listing some good ones (from inexpensive to super fancy) in the book. When my sister came to visit, one of the things she really wanted to do was take a class. But honestly, I had a been-there-done-that feeling. So I asked around and some friends suggested one-on-one lessons instead.
On the recommendation of E and C I emailed Khun Angsana at Thai Home Cooking. We scheduled a mutually convenient time, she asked us to pick three dishes and a few days later we headed to her house.
We spent a morning with Angsana and when we were done had a few new recipes, a doggie bag for J and a lot of fun. As someone who likes to cook but is a little intimidated by Thai cooking, I thought it was very useful.
Which one should you choose?
Go with personalized lessons if:
- You’re already a decent cook
- You don’t mind getting your hands dirty
- There are specific things you want to learn how to make
- You like individual or small group instruction and want to ask lots of questions
Go with one of the bigger classes if:
- You like meeting new people and being in a group environment
- You don’t want to work too hard. Many of the courses I list do a lot of prep work for you, we had to do all the chopping, grinding etc. ourselves.
- You want the little fancy extras (aprons, cookbooks, spices) you get at many of the classes