Cookery School

Who knew that Thaikhun were starting a cookery school??

Anyone who is a regular reader of my blog will know how much I have grown to love Thaikhun, and when the opportunity for a mate date arose, at Thaikhun at Intu MetroCentre, I was not going to refuse.

Deb from Country Heart and Home invited me along as her plus one for the first outing of the Thaikhun Cooking School. The cookery school takes place once every four weeks and is two hours long.

“The Cooking school is £50 and includes a welcome drink and an introduction to Thai ingredients.  This is the followed by a demonstration and practical hands on session learning to cook a main and a starter. All equipment and aprons are provided and there is a goody bag to take home”

What a fabulous night we had. I don’t think either of us knew what to expect from the night, but both loving the Thaikhun atmosphere and food we were looking forward to the night ahead.

On the Menu were Chicken Spring Rolls and Thai Green Curry.

The very lovely Sall took our lesson and filled us full of facts and cooking tips. She answered every question that was posed to her and made everything look very simple to put together.

First up the Spring Rolls, due to the Health and Safety regulations within restaurant Sall guided us through the cooking of the ingredients and we were set to task on rolling our Spring Rolls. Each of us came home with at least four to cook. I have to say the first thing I did when I got home was put the fryer on and cooked mine. They tasted amazing.

As we were getting sent home with the ones we made we were served some that were restaurant ready along with a very yummy home made sweet chilli dip.

Next up Thai Green Curry. In our groups of two we were then given some very sharp knives, and a pestle and mortar to grind down our paste with. Deb was tasked with the chopping and me the grinding. Grinding down the paste was far harder than it looked and certainly worked the old arm muscles.

A spoon or two of paste was added to a wok and a selection of veg, along with chicken was added to it. When we were happy with it Sall added some coconut milk and just like that we had Thai Green Curry.

It was lovely, a bit hotter than we would have normally gone but that was down to us putting too much paste in the curry.

We had a really lovely night and can not thank the team enough for hosting the event and showing us what the Cooking School is all about.

If you like to cook and want to learn more about Thai Cuisine and the History of Thaikhun then I can’t recommend the experience enough.

As always they were amazing and hosted a fab evening. Until the next time ……

For more information about Thaikhun or/and the Cooking School you can visit the website or visit them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.



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