Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Green Curry with Thai eggplant

I got lucky today found the Thai eggplant at the farmer market, so let me think of making Green Curry. Thai green curry is very popular than other for Thai people because it is spiciest than other curry dishes. It usually make with eggplant and serve on the rice noodle or call Ka Nom Jeen in Thai.

Thai Seasoning!!

Dark Soy Sauce, Fish Sauce, Oyster Sauce,Light Soy Sauce!!!!!!

Red and Green Curry Paste--Mae Ploy Bran is the best !!!

Tamarin Paste, Palm Sugar, Coconut Milk.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thanks Ken and Barbejoe to bring friends from Redwood city to join my cooking class.
First time to try mango sticky rice with black rice - I think everyone preferred it!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ladies Night

Thanks Jenni and Martina for bring a fun group of friends for a second time cooking class
with me and picking to make Papaya Salad - my favorite dish!!!!!
Low calories and lots of fun to make!!!!

We tried both Red and Green Curry to see which we liked best - for this night we gave Green Curry with eggplant the winner!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

We had a great class – and lots of fun – sharing dinner and conversation is the highlight of all good days. We experimented with different portions of the Thai spices to see its effect and tailored them to our taste. The food and company were five star!
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Ladies Night in the Kitchen

This class with Patel and Seema was a blast – both were really into cooking, enjoying good food, and having fun. We had so much fun that the three hour class was over in no time and we spent a lot of extra time making cute presentations with the mango sticky rice. It was really interesting to talk about the differences and the similarity between Thai and Indian food, especially how spices are used – I think we both learned a lot and in the process got to know each other. I love this type of class and look forward to the next one.

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Papaya Salad, Pad See Ewe and Mango Sticky Rice are good combination for dinner.
My students fall in love with Thai food and want to know how to make those dishes.
First, They though making Thai food is so complicated but after took the class,
they didn't think how easy it is-esp how to make a sticky rice:)..

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Papaya Salad and Mango Sticky Rice

I decided to teach how to make papaya salad for the first time because one of my students requested it for his father's birthday. Teaching how to make papaya is more fun than I though. The fun part starts from preparing the papaya, the pounding and seasoning. I teach in two difference way- Thai traditional way with the wood mortar and American way of tossing in a mixing bowl.
a good thing about papaya salad - it has a combination favor - sweet, sour, salty and spicy, so everyone can play and adjust these to their own taste.

However, it doesn't metter how full the students are from the appitizer and entree, when it comes to dessert time-they never say no for the mango sticky rice. An interesting thing I've noticed many class is the students get more creative and having fun playing with the mango - this part of the class turns to a work of art. The dessert turns out great and with a nice presentation as you see in those pictures. It is hard to say who is the winner this time, don't you think???

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Yummy Mango Sticky Rice!!

Mango sticky rice is always a big hit in my my class!! This is the only picture that all students are in the kitchen at the same time struggling to get dessert!!!!!!

Fresh Spring Rolls

This is the frist time we made Fresh Spring Rolls with peanut sauce for dipping.
Everyone had fun creating their own rolls and picking the fresh vegetable they most liked.
I couldn't believe one of them ate three rolls and still had room for Pad Thai and dessert!!

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

I think the most enjoyable thing to do with friends is to cook and eat together. So after several years of doing this in San Francisco my friends have urged me to try having classes to teach simple, practical Thai meal preparation. I am not a master chef, but what I cook is simple, great tasting everyday food. Many people want to include this in their everyday cooking – but need to know where and what to buy and how to cook it. This is exactly what my class will provide! In the three hour class this is what we will do:
  • Shopping - I will review the best markets in San Francisco and brands for Thai spices, vegetables, rice, and other ingredients

  • Food preparation – We will chop, peel, mix, etc all of the ingredients for each dish and review the spices to use for each dish

  • Rice and noodle cooking – These basic components are used in every Thai meal – there preparation is the first basic part of Thai cooking

  • Wok cooking – the fun part! Each person will do hands on wok cooking – adding the spices and ingredients in the correct sequence and time.

  • Dining – we all eat what we cook
this class you will be fully competent and brave enough to do a great tasting Thai meal on your own – and during the class you will be taught and grilled (ha-ha) in Thai food names and simple food ordering phrases you can use. Class size is limited to 6 to 10 persons so that each person is involved in all aspects of the food preparation and cooking and open for the night class- for other day time please contact me .

Shopping Market

Making authentic Thai food in other country is so hard to get the right ingredients but here I am in San Francisco where I can find anything I want to make my food taste real authentic Thai.
I always make a trip to The Asian marking every week and such a fun time for me . This is my favor shopping market store on Crement St. where I can find all ingredients I want is " Richmon Newmay Wah ". Although, sometime you can't get a fresh one but will have in the dry one for you to use instead. How amazing to get the best price from long way grow in this kind of market. In additional, You are not only can get the Asian goods but also some American ingredients such as the Bell Paper, Carrot, Broccoli ., ext even wines. Let me know what , can't you find would love to help:))
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