A couple of friends and I took a Thai Noodle Class at the Boston Center for Adult Education. I have been wanting to take a Thai cooking class for awhile now. I love to eat Thai food, but wanted to make some dishes at home and don't know much about this particular region of cooking. Here's my two cents worth, run, don't walk and take a class. The regional flavors are wonderful and with a little instruction, you can make a few simple dishes at home.
The first dish we made was Noodle Curry. And while this dish was so simple, having the curry sauce recipe is the key. Tastes just like the most delicious ones I have had at Thai restaurants. Look at this color.
And the magic ingredient?
This little can..... Karee curry paste in a small, tuna sized can.
Easy as pie to make. One can of coconut milk, one can of water and one can of curry paste.
Another favorite of mine, Pad Thai...
We also made Pad See-Ew
And my friend's favorite, Drunken Noodle, which I didn't get a picture of, but will post a couple of recipes at a later date.
Some of the products we used that were unfamilar to me, so I took a picture of them for authenticity. Rice Noodle. I only know the kind that is in my grocery store, but will head to an Asian Market for these. The instructor says to leave them out soaking for about 45 minutes.
And a small amount of preserved turnip, which is actually called sweet radish, chopped.
The class was very informative, food was delicious and the company of friends? Wonderful, just a wonderful night ~
Here's Dustin, our assistant chef.