Today was such fun. We signed up for a cooking class which included a visit to a local market where we learned how to buy the ingredients and to sample many of the yummy things that I’ve seen but never had a clue what they actually were. It was a great opportunity to try new things and I now know why I haven’t seen any super markets. This open air bizarre IS the super market.
Suwannee was great! She has lived abroad for many years and her English was perfect. She also had a keen sense of what we were curious about and was very patient in stopping at the various stalls to give us an explanation. I’ve always thought Thai food was very complicated but in reality it is not. It’s about the ingredients.
Next we set off for Suwannee’s house to begin the food preparation. The menu as to consist of Glass Noodle Salad, Chicken in Coconut Milk Soup, Red Curry, and for desert Sticky Rice Balls in Coconut.
In the Thai way of cooking, the preparation is done ahead of time by sitting at a very low table on a tiny stool.