This was probably the best experience I ever had from my multiple visits in Thailand, a Thai Cuisine Cooking Lesson. I love cooking, but at this time I am in a place that I can’t really utilize my cooking skills and not so many of my colleagues and friends are aware of. But I do love cooking and have a good taste buds and can really implement it to my cooking. So, why don’t you join me in my experience of cooking Pad Thai, Tom Yum Goong, Green Chicken Curry, Beef Stir Fry and Pandanus Flan?
I’ve searched the internet which is the best cooking school in Bangkok that offers not just Thai Cuisine cooking lesson but also the reputation that it garnered through the years in the business. And not to mention the mansion is a century old and the elegant restaurant they have not just in Thailand but also in the Middle East, Europe and other part of the world.
Blue Elephant cooking lessons are open whole day from Monday to Friday with a morning and an afternoon class. I wanted the morning class where it commence with a tour at the local market and learn to buy Thai ingredients, unfortuntely did not wake up that early (clubbing). My friend decided to come with me and learn to cook Thai Cuisine as well. The school offers different Thai dishes everyday so we had no choice but to attend that afternoon class or else we have to come back next week. The good thing about the afternoon class is there’s a bonus lesson that they don’t offer during morning class. The bonus meal is called Pandanus Flan (or what you call Pandan Leche Flan in Philippines).
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The afternoon Class started at 1:15 PM and the students were welcomed with a fresh Iced Lemon Grass drink and the chef discussed the 4 course meal we will prepare.
Around 1:30 PM, it was a theory Class, introduction to Thai fruits, vegetables, herbs and typical products. Each of us student received a booklet with the recipes of the day.
After that theory class and the introduction, the chef demonstrated how to cook the first meal in our booklet. After the demonstration, we went to the Practice room (which is the training kitchen) where each of us student had our own table and wok. On the table, ingredients and utensils were prepared and we cooked our first lesson. We did that five times, four meals plus the bonus flan.
At the end of our cooking lessons, we were asked if we’d like to take out the meals that we cooked or if we’d like to eat it in their restaurant. My friend and I chose the latter.
The cost of a half day class per person was THB 3,276.00 ($100). This charged THB 2,800/- per person, 10% Service Charge and a 7% Government Tax.
I will be posting the recipes of these deliscious meals in a couple of days, so please come back and visit this blog for the recipes and photos.
If you happened to be interested in learning to cook Thai cuisine, here is their address:
Blue Elephant Cooking School & Restaurant
233 South Sathorn Road, 10600, Thailand
By telephone (66 2) 673 93 53-4
By facsimile (66 2) 673 93 55
By E-mail: email@example.com