The chefs’ teachings at The Joy of Thai Cooking are firmly rooted in the five basic tastes of Thai cuisine: sweet, sour, salty, spicy and bitter. No Thai dish is ever the same and adjusting the tastes with finesse in each will be the key skill you pick up.
You can choose to dive right into the cooking or arrive earlier for a special visit to the local market. Transportation is courtesy of The Peninsula’s own personal tuk-tuk all decked out with free WiFi, cold water and towels. Zip to the market and a guide will explain to you in detail about the ingredients you will use. When you start your class at Thiptara Restaurant, revel in the private experience – the restaurant is normally closed for lunch so you get the whole space to yourself.
However, Thai cooking is never complete without decorations. As you absorb knowledge on cooking steps, this will also be your chance to bring out the food artist in you. Bust out your garnishment arrangement and produce carving skills. Walk out of the course proudly because you will be able to dress your dish to impress as a budding fine dining chef.