Thai Cooking Workshop
This workshop was the third of its kind in an Oriental cooking theme organized by PoshVine in association with Ginseng, Royal Orchid. Thai food will always interest Indians because of the similarities in flavours and spices. The lovely ladies came with an open mind and notepads on the ready to take on this workshop. Chef Neeraj was welcoming as always and began the demonstration with a delicious Thai Soup, called Malai Laksa Lemark was fragrant and so simple to make! The colours in the bowl were so vibrant and inviting, making you want to swim in a large tub of it. There were several garnishes of vegetarian and meat kind you could add to cater to your own tastes.
Som tam is a healthy, light and easy to make salad with papaya, peppers, carrot with a sweet and tangy dressing. This was a huge hit with all the women! Thai Green Curry is the easiest way to sneak plenty of vegetables to someone who detests it. It is a perfectly balanced dish was relished with a bowl of steamed rice. Pad Thai was the last item to be made and can be very tricky to make at home since the right techniques need to be used for cooking the noodles. The Chef was very helpful and answered several queries and had very effective demonstrations.
After this came the moment of truth as different ladies took turns to don the chef’s hat, quite literally and recreate the same dishes. It was a smashing success and almost as good as the one’s made by the chef himself! It was all in all a very educational session with the women barely having room for the luxurious lunch spread.