With so many cooking classes on offer through out Thailand, which one do you choose? In Chiang Mai a Lanna Cooking School has just opened. With a member of the original Lanna Royal family guiding your cooking class, showing you the way a royal family would prepare, serve and eat in Thailand.
ABOVE: A plate of essential ingredients in Thai cookery, dried chili’s, shallots, garlic, kaffir lime leaves, coriander seeds
Noi was our cooking instructor and her specialty is Larb Lanna, below, a meat dish, made with minced meats which included intestines and blood. Fried up with some flavouring and scattered with fried shallots. Noi has won a gold award for this dish.
ABOVE: Tom Yum Goong
BELOW: Gaeng Kae Kai
The northan Thai style sausage called Sai Oua, made from pork, heavily spiced with intestines as casing. Then fried to cooked.
ABOVE: Sai Oua – a close up look at the filling.
BELOW: Fish Cakes with Satay Sauce
ABOVE: Mushroom and Basil dish
BELOW: Sweet and Sour Fish
ABOVE: Gaeng Hang Lae
BELOW: Lanna Noodle Soup
I am yet to reproduce any of the meals I learnt during this day of cooking, I have the recipes. Though I will need to adjust them for Australians, does anyone else want to know how to make any of these dishes?
THINGS TO DO IN CHIANG MAI:
Thai Lanna Cookery School – website