Thai Food

We have included a lot of food photos in our blogs recently. But now we have an entire blog dedicated to food! We are always intrigued by the food we see in the markets we visit and the street foods that we sometimes eat or just pass.

Here in Chiang Mai we attended a morning cooking class at the Siam Rice Thai Cooking School.  We first went to the market where a number of the foods were identified and then were given time to look around and ask questions. At the school (which was held in a home) we were asked to choose a soup, noodle dish, and curry from the menu that we wanted to make and eat. There were six of us with one instructor (Pot). Pot was helpful, fun, and instructive. Even though sometimes there were four different dishes being made he was able to help us each chop the correct ingredient and put it together in correct order.

Ron made Hot and Sour Soup, Drunken Noodles, and Khao Soy (a popular curry here in northern Thailand). Sally Jo made Chicken Coconut Soup, Fried Glass Noodles, and Pumpkin Curry Northern Style. We also made our own curry paste to use in our curry dish. All of the food was delicious!

curry paste ingredients

curry paste ingredients

In this photo are the ingredients to make curry paste.  Starting at the top of the plate and going clockwise — lemon grass, shallots, ginseng, garlic, kaffir lime, galangal, tumeric, coriander stems, and in the center shrimp paste.

We ate at various restaurants — sometimes with our hosts and sometimes by ourselves. First we ate at a Middle Eastern one – took a photo of our “table” but forgot to take one when our food came. It was delicious. We also ate Pad Thai and the famous mango sticky rice, a dessert made with sticky rice, fresh mango slices, and coconut milk drizzled on it. Yum!

We have included a number of photos taken of various foods in the market and at food stalls.

One Response to “Thai Food”

  1. Viliya Pamungkas Says:

    Mango sticky rice!!! Love it! You make me want to visit Thailand 🙂 someday….

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