Monday, June 6, 2011

Thai Orchid Cookery School

After leaving Pattaya City, we flew to Chiang Mai in the northern part of Thailand.
We were excited to be here because we knew we were in for some real treats.
The first treat of visiting Chiang Mai was a day spent at the Thai Orchid Cookery School.
Corey at Tongue in Cheek had been here the month before and had recommended it.
A. and her brother were wonderful teachers and we loved every moment spent here.


 I learned to make Spring Rolls and my husband learned to make Chicken Satay.
Their chicken breasts were so much smaller than what we find in the U.S., but very tasty.
 Then we learned several variations of Thai soups.  Oh were they good.
 After our soup we were off to the market to learn about the ingredients we were using in the Thai food we were cooking.  What fun was that!
 Of course, we had to eat it all.  After awhile it was really hard to keep eating,
but it was all so good.  We made Pad Thai, stir fries, salads, and dessert.

One of my husband's favorite things is sticky rice with mango,
so that was his dessert.  I wanted to try something new, so
I chose Steamed Banana Cake.  It was steamed in the rice cooker,
wrapped in banana leaves.  Totally yummy~
Now are you hungry?
The Thai Orchid Cookery School is definitely one of our high-lights of traveling
in Thailand.  Thanks so much, A. and your brother, we loved spending the day with you.

12 comments:

Cathy said...

Ooohhhh, what fun! I would have loved to go through your cooking class with you and visit their market. Sticky rice with mango is one of my favorite desserts as well. How did you cook the rice, Marilyn. Do you have a special cooker for it?

Relyn said...

Hello, my friend. I haven't been around the blog block in ages what with the end of the school year craziness. I wanted to stop by and tell you how much I've missed you two and this inspiring place you have created here. It's good to be back. I am always so inspired by your passionate pursuit of your interests.

La Tea Dah said...

I would have loved to do this! Everything looks and sounds so yummy!

Jeanie said...

I'm hungry and also impressed! Everything sounds delicious -- I love Thai food and have always been a little nervous making it myself. How wonderful to be trained right there!

Baracka said...

all the food look so yummy, what a blessing to learn to make such delicios food.... enjoy blessings to you and yours.

Traveling Bells said...

That would be a lotta fun! Now I need to go try eating some of those items, but where in Mayberry can I find anything Thai???

GardenofDaisies said...

Yes, I am hungry! It all sounds delicious!

Christina said...

this is lovely. yummy!!
xo

Mary said...

I love Thai food and would have enjoyed the class with you!

Mary

Angela McRae said...

For some reason I couldn't post on here the other day, but I did want to say I enjoyed hearing about the cooking school. I love the foods you made, and the Steamed Banana Cake sounds (and looks) delicious!

parTea lady said...

Oh, those spring rolls, chicken satay and soups look awesome. I would have thoroughly enjoyed the Thai Orchid Cookery school and market trip.

Trixie and Dustin of TheTeaDrinker.com said...

Dear MM, you ask if we are hungry now -- YES!! The banana cake, in particular, is something we have never seen and it looks soooo good! MMM mmm MMM!! Thank you for sharing each day -- all of your pix and posts are so enlightening and lovely (just like *you*). Thank you for letting us share a bit of your experiences,
yay,
xo