Would you possibly be seduced by and sign yourself up for the most difficult work? I am sure there could be many personal reasons which sometimes don't make sense for others until they try. But Alpha, simply signed up for Dara Tong (Ja Mong Kut) because the temptation of their finished looks. This was a Hunting the Mystery using pictures of the food. She only googled "Thai dessert" and Ja Mongkut impressed her, but she didn't know the name. So she sent me the picture for me to figure out what it was. The class started from there. This special authentic Thai dessert taste which is rarely offered in the bazaar these days.
As I said, this dessert is one at the top end of time and attention consuming foods to make. Dara Tong (Ja Mong Kut) completely satisfies the senses; the appearance is pleasing to your eyes when it's on the plate; the fragrance is just right as it gets close to your mouth with a blooming scent; the texture pleases the mouth; the taste gives you an experience that convinces the brain that this is fascinating. Putting that together means massive work making a combination of important little things that work well together.
I have to admit that I was concerned about walking Alpha through making Dara Tong because it is very difficult. Even finding Dara Tong in Thailand is very difficult and to find a good one is mission impossible. However, Alpha did the work very well. And I think I know her secret. It could be because she has the patience of a saint with an open mind. She is gifted for desserts especially. And among other things I have known about her, I am sure she will do good with what she dreams for no matter what it is and where she goes.
Ms. Warangkana Masanga
Past Class's Dishes