pum cooking school - ThailandMonday, August 04, 2014
'When in Rome, do as the Romans do' right? Right! For me in Thailand that meant take a cooking class or two. So we did. And not only did I learn some pretty cool kitchen skills and recipes, but I also met one of the most helpful and friendly hosts I've ever come across while travelling.
Here's how our hot and sizzling cooking school night began...
It was our last day in Thailand and hubby and I arrived in Phuket fresh off the boat from Ko Phi Phi Island with time on our hands before our night flight to Japan. Luckily we had done our research and knew that Pum Cooking School in Patong Beach ran evening classes. Perfect.
We caught a shared taxi to Pum Restaurant where the classes are held (this was an adventure in itself as the driver had no idea where the cooking school was so dropped us in the middle of nowhere) hungry bellies growling in anticipation...
We arrived at Pum Cooking School to some lovely set tables, complete with our own take away cook book for the evening...
...we were ready to learn... but learning is so much better while drinking chilled beer, right?
First up we had a interactive session getting to know our key ingredients up close and personal. I just love how fresh food is in Thailand!
Then we made our way to the kitchen, ready to get down to business...
- Green curry with chicken
- Chicken in coconut soup
- Hot and sour prawn soup
At the end of the night we asked our host to help us hail a taxi to the airport, which she booked in advance. When the taxi didn't show up and time was counting down to our flight instead of trying to hail another taxi like most people would she personally drove us herself! Such a generous spirit and really made our evening. The airport was a good hour drive from Pum Cooking School, so not just a little thing!
Thanks again to Pum and her amazing staff at Patong Beach. Cooking Thai food has never been so fun!