Thai cuisine is famous worldwide, and many people flock to the many cooking schools when they visit the Land of Smiles. There are many options available if you want to learn to cook Thai food, and there are different specialities in each region of the country. If you wish to gain more knowledge about Thai food and cooking it, below are some tips to help you find the perfect place to learn to cook your favourite Thai dishes.
Finding A Suitable Cooking School
The first thing you will have to look at when planning a trip to Thailand to learn to cook is where you will be staying in the country. Bangkok has plenty of cooking schools from which you can choose, but there are also plenty of options throughout the country. Look at your travel itinerary and the places you will be travelling to, and then you can start to look at the myriad of different cooking schools that are available.
Choosing The Best Cooking School
When you have decided which area of the country you will go to cooking school in, you can then use Trip Advisor to find the best local cooking schools where you will be staying. If you prefer seafood, you may wish to attend a school close to the coast to get the freshest ingredients, or if you like it hot and spicy, a visit to the north of the country may be in order. Look at the different schools’ ratings and select one which is the best choice for your timeframe and is also a reasonable price. You may also consider private tuition which may fit in with your schedule much more manageably, although it will also cost more.
Learning To Cook & Shop
Most schools will show their students what to look for when buying the fresh ingredients for the dishes you will cook. You will usually go on a trip to the market to get everything you need to prepare your authentic Thai dishes and make the Thai seasoning sauce that goes with them. The quality of the ingredients is vital to creating that authentic taste, and it may also give insight for when you are doing your regular food shopping at home. In a couple of afternoons, you can learn and master some of your favourite Thai dishes which will mean you always have something to cook for special guests when you have a dinner party.
You may also wish to consider doing some food shopping before you leave Thailand so that you can take some of the authentic ingredients home with you. It is vital that you check restriction sin in Thailand and your home country and what you can take, to avoid them being confiscated or paying import duty on them.