Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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
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!!!
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 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
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
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
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
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
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.