Chiang Mai was okay. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t in my favour so it was pretty grey and rainy.
Having said that one of the best things I did was a cooking class at Smile Organic Cookery School which was amazing. We were recommended it by a girl at our hostel so we decided to book it because it’s difficult to choose as there is soooo many.
This particular cooking school was 40 minutes outside Chiang Mai town at a farm which I really liked. They picked us up from the hostel, took us around a market explaining all about different fruits, vegetables, meats and sauces that are used in Thai cooking.
Once we got to the school we were offered tea/coffee and fruit before deciding on which meals we would like to cook. I chose pad Thai, hot and creamy soup, spring rolls and green Thai curry. I lovvvve Thai food so I was super excited to be learning how to properly make the food. We were given a tour around the farm and shown the ingredients that we would need to make our food. Everything came fresh from the garden which I liked.
I made the pad Thai and spring rolls first. Then there was a break to eat the food and to set up the next lot of ingredients for the soup, curry paste and curry. It was absolutely unreal. Hands down best pad Thai I’ve ever eaten. The green curry was so nice aswell and I’ve already arranged to have a Thai dinner party with Mum, Dad and Megan when I get home.
Although pricey, the food lasted until the next day because you can take it away as you make so much.
It’s a must when in Chiang Mai. The whole thing is run really well and our tutor was just brilliant, so enthusiastic. A 5* day all round.