cooking class

Posted by lena on July 4th, 2007 filed in Thailand

Hello faithful readers (and not so faithful). I have completely lost track of what day in my travels I am on, but it is somewhere around the middle of the thrid week. Today Adam and I caught a Sangtao (a truck that picks people up as they are walking along and takes you where you want to go – kinda like a bus taxi in a truck) to Chawang Beach.  Chawang Beach is where people who are looking for a more drunken vacation stay.  Lots of bars and excitment around every corner.  It is also where our cooking class is located.  SITCA is an upscale Thai cooking classroom.  They did all the hard work – like pealing onions and combining liquids for the sauce – so that all we had to do was the chopping and stir-frying.  I felt like I was on one of those cooking shows where as soon as the chef needs something, ah, there it is right at his fingertips.  No cleaning needed.  The food we made was outstanding.  Our teacher is apprently ranked number 7 in the world for her fried rice.  We made duck red curry, seafood stir fry, mushroom soup, and fried rice.  Once we finished we got to sit down and have a lovely dinner with WAY too much food.  It was a lot of fun, and I can’t wait to try some of these recipes at home (even if I will have to do the liquid combining and cleaning). 

You will all be proud of me.  Yesterday, I actually signed up to take the scuba certification course.  I even paid money – so I guess I’m committed.  I’m still terrified, but at least the first day is in the classroom and the second in at a pool, so I should be safe for a little while.  Other than that, not a lot to report.  Adam and I are regulars at the local market here.  They all laugh when they see me and say “Ped Ped” which means very spicy.  I think they are trying to see what my limit is – each time I get something, it is spicier…they haven’t beat me yet.  I’ll keep you posted.

One Response to “cooking class”

  1. Susia Says:

    Hi Lena,

    What an adventure!(I’m glad you are feeling better.) How great to learn to make Thai food! You’ll have such good memories of your trip whenever you make Thai dinners.

    Have a wonderful time in your scuba class. You’ll be fine. I can’t wait ’till your next entry talking all about your experience.

    I love you, S:-)mom

    p.s. Tell Adam that I’ve read all of his blogs (very enjoyable) and sent him a comment.