She likes curry and he likes...anything with lime in it, it seems. Thai dishes are cooked quite often in Australia, they said. This is her first time in Chiang Mai, so she would love to know how to cook Thai food from scratch will be different from Thai food in Australia. And they said, yes, the food that they cook with us is more beautiful. Thank you for your kind words. I was very happy that I got to show you real Thai food.
This is how I see how good somebody is at Thai cooking: how long do they take to make a fine curry paste. Some might work on it too hard and end up with everything jumping out of the mortar. Not her. She ground it very nice and tidy.
He knew every ingredient for his Larb Isan style and so today in class he finished the prep work quite fast. I'm glad that, even though they cooked these dishes before, I got to show them how to cook it differently in a very authentic way.
What was unique about this class was that they were the first class that got to taste the Puffball mushroom creamy curry, the elusive, seasonal Northern Thai dish. And she liked it, yaiy! She said it was nothing like she had ever had or thought of before.
Here is the last, but most favourite, part of the day with these two lovely grown-up people. They were super polite with me and with everyone, great manners, good language, grand attitude, and most importantly I felt like they are a part of my family. While we cooked they kept noticing how I did and they accommodated me the way that my parents would do. To say good bye I could keep myself together and got a very nice warm big hug and kind kiss from them. It means a lot to me to have a day with love and care. Thank you, you two, for making my day special.
Ms. Warangkana Masanga
Past Class's Dishes