Thai cuisine has rapidly become of the world’s favourites. One of the best experiences you can have is enrolling in a private cooking class in Chiang Mai on your holiday to this city in northern Thailand.
By learning to cook Thai food in the northern part of the country, you’ll discover that are different types of Thai cooking, depending on the different areas of Thailand. While all of Thailand enjoys classic dishes like Pad Thai and Tom Yum Kung, the northern region of the country also embraces the Lao-influenced “Isan” dishes of the area.
These dishes offer tastes that you may have never tried before, and they are a part of the wonderful and delicious variety of Thai food not offered by many of the Thai restaurants in your home country.
Farm to Table Cooking Education
One of the benefits of learning to cook Thai food in Thailand is also the opportunity to see all the ingredients of this cuisine as they are growing, and also in the markets being sold. This is a very important step in the preparation of Thai cuisine as the novice Thai chef must learn how to judge the quality and ripeness of the ingredients to create the most desirable flavours.
By enrolling in a private cooking class in Chiang Mai, you’ll have the opportunity to shop as the locals do. Few tasks provide you with the pleasurable, immersive experience of preparing a Thai meal from scratch.
Part of the joy of cooking Thai food is tasting and sampling the ingredients as you go through the lessons. Freshness and quality is the main attraction of a well-prepared Thai dish. By learning the preparation on a ‘farm to table’ basis, you’re learning the complete arc of Thai cooking.
Balance of Thai Cuisine
Thai cuisine is all about achieving a balance of flavours in the ingredients and spices of a dish. Salty, sour, sweet, bitter, and umami are all supposed to be prepared to achieve a perfect balance. This balance is what gives the dish its unique flavour profile. It’s also how to judge the quality of the preparations and the skill level of the chef.
Of course, no one expects a novice Thai cook to achieve perfection in their first private cooking class in Chiang Mai. Thai cooking is also a fun experience, and having fun should be your primary goal in enrolling a cooking course.
But trying to get as close as you can to perfection in the Thai dishes you will learn to cook will also improve your palate. Learning which ingredients to use to improve a flavour in the five flavour profiles is also a worthwhile experience.
Rich Cultural Experience
Enrolling in a private cooking class in Chiang Mai is a rich cultural experience you’ll look back on fondly for the rest of your life. You’ll be able to return to your friends and family back home and demonstrate the skills you learned in your time in Thailand. If they are like most people in the world, they will fall in love with Thailand as well.