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Un-fasting in Thailand

We are in Chiang Mai, and this is so much better than Bangkok - in fact, it is our best Thai experience so far. The people are nice and the food is excellent, but... alright, let's skip that part :-)

What needs mentioning about the food, however, is that we are preparing the food ourselves. That's because we are taking a 5 day course in the Thai Cookery School, and the food we cook is excellent (nothing to be modest about - although that is probably because the recipes and the teachers are excellent).

Just today, we have finished the 5 day course, and here's what we cooked (and ate):

Thai Hot And Sour Prawn Soup (Tom Yam Goong), Green Curry With Chicken (Gaeng Kheo Wan Gai), Thai Style Fish Cakes (Tord Man Plaa), Fried Noodles (Phad Thai), Spicy Minced Chicken Salad (Larb Gai), Water Chestnuts With Sugar Syrup And Coconut Milk (Tab Tim Grob), Panaeng Curry With Pork (Gaeng Panaeng Muu), Chiang Mai Curry With Chicken (Gaeng Hanglay Gai), Fried Fish With Chilli And Basil, (Pla Nin Laad Prik Bai Horapa), Sweet And Sour Vegetables (Phad Prio Wan Phak), Spicy Glass Noodle Salad (Yam Wun Sen), Black Sticky Rice Pudding (Khao Neow Dam Piak), Chicken In Coconut Milk Soup (Tom Kha Gai), Red Curry With Fish (Gaeng Phed Plaa), Fried Mixed Mushrooms With Baby Corn (Phad Hed Ruam Khao Pod Orn), Fried, Big Noodles With Thick Sauce (Raad Nah Muu), Papaya Salad And Sticky Rice (Som Tam), Steamed Banana Cake (Khanom Kluay), Yellow Curry With Chicken (Gaeng Garee Gai), Steamed Fish In Banana Leaves (Hor Neung Plaa), Chicken With Cashew Nuts (Gai Phad Med Mamuang), Fried Big Noodles With Sweet Soy Sauce (Phad Siewe), Spicy Prawn Salad North-Eastern Style (Plaah Goong), Bananas in Coconut Milk (Kluay Buad Chee), Clear Soup With Minced Pork (Tom Jued), Spring Rolls (Paw Pia Tord), Roast Duck Curry (Gaeng Phed Ped Yang), Fried Chicken With Ginger (Gai Phad King), Chicken In Pandanus Leaves (Gai Hor Bai Toey) and Mango With Sticky Rice (Khaaw Neaw Mamuang).

Yeah, and all of that in 5 days... Our stomachs almost burst! But it was definitely worth it. We're now Thai cooking experts. This course also helped us to deal with the traumatic post-fasting syndromes. No more nightmares about detox drinks!

Apart from cooking, we learnt a lot of useful things such as making curry pastes, tons of stuff about the thai ingredients and the local markets, etc. etc. I will upload some pics tomorrow.

We will explore the city and the surrounding territory from tomorrow on, and next friday, we will most likely rent a car and slowly drive back to Bangkok (the trains are quite dirty in Thailand), where a flight will take us to Delhi first. Another flight will then take us to Zurich (via Dubai). Our current plan is to stay in Zurich for two months, and then go back to traveling in India and New Zealand, as planned.


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I'm hungry know.... you want to cook for me when you are back? ;)


Uuuuups, sorry for this really bad spelling mistake, I feel ashamed ... Just the idea of food turns off everything else in my brain.
See you soon
Homer J.

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