Food Photojournal: If You've Ever Wondered How Chiang Mai Cuisine Looks Like10月2日，2014
- Abbey SyWords
Interestingly enough,众所周知，泰国菜在自然界中很普遍，也很独特。This holds true because of the wide variety of natural ingredients found in this region,以及他们学会适应的烹饪风格。From noodles to curry and everything in between,风味和质地的发挥使泰国菜与众不同，超乎寻常。
This is why during our trip to Chiang Mai,we tried out the local cooking class—which,显然地，is pretty popular with travelers.It was a great way to learn about Thailand's cooking culture,与当地人交谈，and to meet other travelers as well.Here are a few dishes my friend and I whipped up during our whole day cooking class at Baan Thai Cookery School.
For appetizers,我们选择做春卷和木瓜沙拉，commonly known Thai favorites.质地和风味的搭配很有趣，春卷的脆脆和沙拉的酸味。
当然，我们都很熟悉流行的泰语垫，which is a stir-fried noodle dish mixed with a number of ingredients—from tofu,洋葱和酸橙到鸡肉或虾。
如果你想做泰国菜，月亮宫路的Sompet市场是找到当地配料和调味品的最佳地方。Some of the freshest vegetables and fruits can be found here at the best prices.
Some common Thai ingredients that are present in almost any dish include lime,tomatoes,oyster mushroom,kaffir lime leaves,lemongrass,甜罗勒和洋葱。
椰奶通常是泰国菜的上汤，oftentimes used for curries and soups.
We tried cooking a variation of soups—one with a coconut milk broth and one with a clear broth.Seafood in coconut milk (Tom Kha Gai) was creamy and flavorful,而辣对虾汤（TomYum-goong）则清爽可口。
Khao Soy (or Chiang Mai noodle) is a specialty in northern Thailand.A twist on the typical noodle soup,可可豆由黄色面条和浓稠的椰奶咖喱组成，再加上酥脆的油炸面条和您选择的蛋白质。
品尝咖喱可能对我们大多数人来说都很典型，但是要做真正的咖喱酱是另一回事。这是一个大杂烩的配料，所有的配料都用传统的方式捣在一起——用研钵和研杵。糊好之后，it is then incorporated into coconut milk to be made into a curry base.
我们以芒果和糯米作为课后甜点结束了我们的课程。Sweet,奶油味和纵容性，this dessert made with fresh mangoes and sticky rice cooked in coconut milk and sugar,making it a classic Thai specialty/favorite.
Cooking for a whole day was no piece of cake—but it was definitely a fun learning experience.这也有助于我们拥有优秀的教师和富有成效的学习环境。They taught us not only about food but a big deal about their culture as well.I have developed a deeper appreciation for food preparation and hopefully,I get to fulfill my wannabe Masterchef dream soon.