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Learn to make Pad Thai and Som Tum in a private online class!

4.92 (12 Reviews)
Approximately 1.5 hours
English

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Your host Pea
Pea is in her 60s and lives with her son, Jah, in a beautiful teak home, "Boonpratana House", which named after her sons, surrounded by gardens in Chiang Mai. Pea started cooking when she was 12. As the first daughter and fourth child in the family she remembers her mom waking her up early in the morning to buy food from the market, teaching her about the best ingredients and how freshness can influence a dish. Pea is such a good and creative cook that she can even get her sons to eat and enjoy bitter gourd, a vegetable that is renowned for people, especially children, despising! In your virtual cooking class, you will cook together three traditional Thai dishes, such as Gaeng Kiew Wan, a flavorful Thai green curry; Som Tam, a mildly spiced papaya salad and Larb, a minced meat salad.

Highlights
  • Learn to make two Thai dishes - Pad Thai and Som Tum
  • Private, one-on-one online instruction with a Thai native
  • Scheduled mutually at your convenience (host lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand (GMT+7))
  • Customization available for dietary restrictions or preferences
  • Recipes and ingredients list will be emailed in advance of class
  • Travel from your own home and learn Thai culinary traditions!
What will you cook together
  • Pad Thai (stir-fried rice noodle dish)
  • Som Tum (papaya salad)
Ingredients
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  • 1/2 cup green papaya, shredded or grated (can substitute with cucumber cut into sticks)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1-2 fresh or dried bird’s eye chili (spicy Thai chili)
  • 1/4 cup carrot, shredded or grated
  • 1/4 cup long beans or green beans, cut into 1-inch long lengths
  • 1/4 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, divided
  • 1 tsp dried shrimp (optional)
  • Cabbage leaves for serving (optional)
  • 1 tsp palm or coconut sugar (can substitute granulated sugar or stevia)
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp tamarind juice (to make, soak tamarind pulp in water for 30 minutes and squeeze out the liquid)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 5 raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 oz (100 g) rice noodles
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup Chinese chives (can substitute with spring onions), chopped into 1” lengths, reserve a few for garnish
  • 1 egg
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil (coconut, canola or olive oil)
  • 1/4 package firm tofu, cubed
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts, crushed
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup tamarind juice
  • 3 tbsp sugar (palm, brown or cane)

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4.92 (12 Reviews)
Britanny 7 June 2021
"Pea was a great host!! She was enthusiastic about making the class a great experience for my group. She was very communicative about substitutions and answering our questions about the instructions."
Britt 13 April 2021
"Pea was an excellent host and teacher! She wanted to teach us Thai cooking that we could take with us beyond a one-time class. She also managed time well and helped us troubleshoot individual cooking problems that arose."
Brooke and Raheel 12 April 2021
"We loved our class with Pea! She is an excellent and experienced teacher. We learned the fundamentals of Thai cooking and now feel confident to make these dishes ourselves in the future. The food was delicious and we love sharing this experience with friends (we purchased 2 screens). We would definitely take another class in the future."
Scott and Sarah 25 March 2021
"What isn't there to say about this experience with Pea! I believe that we more than got our money's worth by not just learning about how to make a dish but learning the essentials of what makes Thai food authentically Thai! Amazing!"
Cindi 12 March 2021
"Pea was awesome! She made the whole experience so fun and informative. We had a blast cooking with her and our meal turned out delicious!"
Rochelle 11 March 2021
"Take this class! We had so much fun cooking and the food was delicious. Pea was so responsive during the process answering questions. We loved learning about the four S’s of cooking and a little bit about Pea’s town. During this time of no travel, it was wonderful to be transported to Thailand for an evening. We can’t wait to go visit! Pea was a lovely, kind, and gracious host in her beautiful home from afar."
Kelly 28 February 2021
"We had a fabulous time with Pea learning how to cook Pad Thai and Papaya salad. Not only was the food delicious, but the experience of learning was so fun. I would definitely recommend this class. Pea is a delight! "
Jess and Rage 15 February 2021
"We had a wonderful Thai cooking lesson with Pea! We really appreciated her flexibility around our limited access to ingredients, her encouragement, and her support. She was a very skilled, generous, and welcoming teacher. She distilled basic cooking principles for us that we have already applied in other dishes. We'd love to learn from her again!"
Eli 9 January 2021
"Pea's class was fantastic. The pad thai and papaya salad turned out better than I ever could have hoped. She was kind and generous and really fun to work with. The three of us loved the class!"
Paul 11 December 2020
"Thank you so much, Pea. Your instructions were so clear and helpful. We all had a lot of fun and learned something. So nice to have an international experience like this during lockdown."
Zain 19 August 2020
"The class was fun and interesting, experimented with new ingredients."
Rani Henderson 23 June 2020
"Pea is a personable and delightful person to engage with. The food was phenomenal. I won’t forget her teachings to always include the 4 flavors in every dish!"
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HOW IT WORKS
  • Submit your request and payment and receive confirmation details and recipe (typically within 48 hours)
  • Meet your host online at your agreed time for your private cooking lesson!
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before event