Sunday, 18 December 2005

Blue Elephant cooking class

On another Bangkok stopover I took a class at the Blue Elephant Cooking School. We made the following dishes:

Keang Keaw Wan Kai / Green Chicken Curry (we made our own Green curry paste)
Tom Yum Goong / Sour and Spicy Prawn Soup
Pad Thai
Som Tam / Green Papaya Salad

Blue Elephant Restaurant and Cooking School

Green Chicken Curry

Here's another way to cook the egg for Pad Thai.

Two variations of Pad Thai

Back in the kitchen

Papaya Salad

After the class we sat downstairs in the restaurant together and ate our wonderful thai creations. Superb!

Sunday, 21 August 2005

Bai Pai Cooking class - Bangkok

I had a 4 day stop-over in Bangkok and I wanted to spend a couple of days in a Thai cooking school. After looking around on the web I decided on the Bai Pai, mainly because I liked the sound of what they where offering on my desired dates. They are also reasonably priced - another important factor.

The school offers a Hotel pick up. I stayed at the Sofitel Silom and the ride to the school in the Bangkok traffic was unbelievable - we travelled at a snail's pace. The driver was also over 45 minutes late for my pick up, due to traffic!

We arrived at the school, where I met the rest of the group and our instructor. After a few minutes we all piled back into the van and went to a local market to buy our bits and pieces.

The class was loads of fun, excellent company and great intructors.

Day 1 we cooked the following dishes:
Tom Yum Goong / Hot and Sour Prawn Soup
Gai Satay / Chicken Satay
Gai Pad Med Ma Muang / Chicken with Cashew Nuts
Khao Neow Moon / Coconut Sticky Rice