Everyone loves the flavours of Thai cooking, but to produce good Thai dishes from scratch can be very difficult to achieve. This is where the Thai Cooking Courses can help you. Pheeraya (aka Nid) Hill a native of Thailand and has been cooking since her teens and has been giving cooking demonstrations & classes for 8 years.
She runs courses all through the year, mostly in Crewkerne and some in Bridport. She can also do private groups in your own home, where you all cook your own selection of Thai dishes.
We headed of to Crewkerne for our days course, Nid uses the newly built Henhayes Centre and the large kitchen is perfect for the whole class to be involved.
We all settled down and the class was a real mixture of people, along with Nid’s infectious laugh we were all soon relaxed and eager to start. Nid went through all the main ingredients required for Thai cookery. The fresh produce, such as lemon grass and vegetables Nid grows in her own greenhouse. She also gave us a list of local shops where you can buy our own sauces, rice and noodles etc.
We were going to cook a starter and four main courses, we were going to be busy in the kitchen..!
First on the list was to cook some Thai prawn crackers. While we nibbled these we prepared the starter, Thai fish cakes and dipping sauce. Everyone was busily chopping, blending and once the ingredients were ready Nid fried the fish cakes and made the dipping sauce. I hadn’t realised how simple sweet chilli sauce is to make!
We ate these and it was onto the main dishes; yellow curry with chicken, stir fried rice noodles, minced pork in spicy salad and Thai jasmine rice.
Once again we prepared the ingredients that Nid had already weighed and ready for us to chop up. With multiple dishes to cook, we also joined in the cooking. The cooking smells were now amazing and we were all looking forward to eating the finished dishes.
The most unusual dish was minced pork and salad, which I have to admit didn’t look very good during the cooking, but once assembled the flavours were what makes Thai food such a hit!
The dishes were complete and we all sat down to enjoy our efforts, along with soft drinks. The flavours and textures of each dish were all well balanced and not at all spicy hot. Being bit of a chilli head I had chopped a couple of extra chillis and sprinkled these on my plate!!
We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and went away with copies of each recipe; a few goodies and we agreed that we couldn’t wait to book another course. Better still would be a course in your own home with a group of friends and a Thai menu that included the best Thai dish Tom Yum and some wine!!
Thai Cooking Courses
13 Church St
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