Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Steam Rock Cod!




I love Rock Cod Season as I can cook this fish in difference ways. Today, I did steam it with the Thai soy on top of some veggies and ginger. It came out great the even the eyeball. In Thailand, we name this dish as Pla Nueng See Ew which actually means exactly as the name said. Pla is fish, Nueng is steam and See Ew is the dark soy sauce which is the main ingredient for this dish. I pick carrot, green onion as my veggie and add a kick of spicy of ginger and Thai chilies, serve wit jasmine rice is unbeatable.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Full & Fun Night!

Great people and well organize, chopping, cooking and interesting people. I hope everyone got full stomach and had a great time!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cooking With Aily's Family!

Ly and her family visit San Francisco after move to Japan for many years and she miss Thai food. In Japan, Thai restaurant is not easy to find and compare to the price here is better to know how to make it. So, I teach them how to make a Tom Kha Soup and Basil chicken. This lesson just only two hours with her daugther, Emily and I didn't hear any noise from crying babe- lovely family and wish they move back to SF.

Another Fish Dish- Hor Mok Pal With Rita!

It was fun and delicious to teach Lita how to make Hor Mok Pla or Steam fish with curry paste! Actually the way we make this dish in Thailand , we will use a banana leaf instead of muffin tray and steam it but in this lesson I apply to bake it in the oven with bath the mixed  which came out  great and beautiful as it should be.. Garnish, glaze with coconut milk onto with  the kaffir lime leaf and Thai chilies..



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Wild Caught!!


My husband caught Rock Cod and we had a class for my friends, learning how to clean and preparation fish. We also made the fish into difference style,  Thai style soup,salad and American Fish & Chip. 

Tom Yum Pla or Spicy Sour Soup!
This is the best using the meat close to the bone. You will get the most favor from the bone and when the soup is ready when you can smell the aroma form all Thai herb, galangal, kaffir lime leaf and lemongrass all over in your kitchen. Spicy & Sour, Yummyyyy!!!




Yum Pla Dook Foo 
or 
Crispy Fish With Green Mango Salad!




Come to the meat part, I use for two dishes, first The combination of the dressing,sweet, spicy and tartness over the crispy light mince fish is the reason why I love Thai food,absolutely delicious . It is typical appetizer in Thailand and very popular salad which you can find it all year round, especial goes well with the drink.
The second dish I made from using the fish meat is deep fried, american style fish&chip. The light crispy bladder coat on any veggies would be good and with the Thai spicy, sweet and sour dipping. Are you full:)))

Deep Fried Rock Cod!



Saturday, June 21, 2014

It was a very nice couple!


It was nice having Andrew for the second time in my class and tonight kind of a special private class for him:) Anyway, after cooking and making his favor dish then we got to exercise our food a bit. You might not believe that he was a good leader. We did couple step of Waltz and Cha Cha Cha.. It was a fun night! 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Stanford University Team Building!
















































Welcome back Julia and Mark in my class! For this time, she brought her team from Stanford University joined me cooking. Everyone are very nice and great team, start with chopping, organizing and cooking! It was fun afternoon activity and thanks Julia again to picked my class as it is an annual activity for the team do .

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

JustAnswer Team Building!






















We had Justanswer accountant team here cooking delicious Thai dishes!!!! Thanks Robin who brought the team and Gavin who recommence my class to this team. I hope everyone got full stomach and starting cooking after take my class:)

Monday, June 16, 2014

3rd Time With Genentech!

It was 3rd time with Gennetech and I had a good time with with this team, Marketing !!! Thanks Jay to bring the team joined me cooking!! I hope everyone had a good time with full stomach !!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Fun Class!


























It was a fun class with mix group of people from all over!! Everyone were participated and having fun chopping, cooking and eating all delicious meals they made.. Thanks for joining me :))

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

3rd Times With Alex!!!






















This was the third times with Alex!!! For his first two times with SeatMe team building and we had soooo much funnnn!! This time, he brought his family and friends joined me cook and I definitely can say, this is a lovely , fun and relax family !! Dance, Smile and Funny,, what else you need...

Monday, June 9, 2014

Working With Whole Foods!























It was fun experience working with Whole Foods, right after I finished my program at Le Cordon Blue in Paris! I was hired as a cake decorator and it was close to the end of the year which a lot of holiday was coming. I worked with Annie who finished same school and she is very nice and easy to work with. We made more than 300 pies crust for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I learned so much to work in commercial kitchen and work alone many times. Piping many topping in my life and baking cookies and pies. I just knew that I love baking so much even thought this job start at 5 am :)) but it wasn't the right timing for me. Both teaching Thai cooking and three days at 5 am at Whole Foods, so I decide to quite. Anyway, I still fall in love with food and dessert, they connected me to people and make my smile every time I bake. So, I decided that I  will teach how to makes dessert which start in July. Stay tune!!!

Madeleine!!



This is another simple, traditional small cake  for French dessert but delicious, Madeleine. I made two favors,  chocolate and  Lemon. This texture like Genoise sponge cake but lightener . The shape that what people like and known for  scalloped shell shape .It is a truly unique little cake, browned and crispy on the outside and spongy and soft on the inside.  A perfect accompaniment to your afternoon cup of tea. I made this for potluck party tonight and hope everyone like it :)




Saturday, June 7, 2014

Soufflé au gruyère et au citron!!























Soufflé is always my favor to order beside french onion soup for the day that I felt something light as a appitizer and dessert that melt into your mouth. Today , I did both savory and dessert Soufflé. It was my another happy day!!!!!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Cooking With Elizabeth & Jay!!!



It was very nice having Elizabeth and Jay in my class tonight. They just remodel their kitchen and love to eat Thai food very much!!! I hope you guys had fun cooking all dishes we made together in your own kitchen and let em know how it goes..grazie!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

All About Macarons





Dark Chocolate Orange ..





Macarons is great to be a gift for any occasional !!!!

I made several colors with difference favors- mostly chocolate ganache fill with jam then put in the cute box, such a perfect gift for anyone:))








It made my day again, Merci Beaucoup les français!!!!
Making macarons can be difficult and frustrated from many errors that cause the failing but for me I love baking those almond cookies,it always make me smile:))


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Another Fun Night!


























It was a great mixed with nice and interesting  people ! I They all came to the class even though never try some dishes before but they can cook great meal, great team-- thanks for cooking with me!!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Great Time!


























It was nice having all of you in my class and welcome back Dirk for the second times joined me cooking. I hope you all can make those dishes we made together and let me know how it goes:))

Friday, May 16, 2014

Ginger.io Company Team Building!


Welcome whole company- Ginger.io joined me cooking Thai rustic meals! It was 27 people in the class and everyone has so much energy for chopping, cooking, drinking and chatting. Came to who made the best good looking spring roll, they are all good and came up with difference ideas that I have never seen. Thanks who helped me cooking , eating and especially the person who organised the group! I  hope everyone enjoyed the class and see you again!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Luke's Birthday!























There were many great Chefs in my class today to celebrate Luke's birthday!!!! It was a big family and hard to get together. I felt great that they got gather in my class from everywhere. Thanks Lynn who organised the group and hope her and family had a good time in my class.