The Banyan Village Resort and Golf in Hua Hin
Recently we stayed at the Banyan Village, a great place to stay by the way, in Hua Hin, Thailand for a very special occasion.
We used the opportunity to add to our cooking skills and booked a cooking class on a beautiful Sunday morning.
Normally these classes are only provided on Wednesdays, but the Banyan Village staff was very accommodating and went out of their way to get a cooking lesson organized just for the four of us.
A traditional “wet market” in Hua Hin
Before you can start cooking, you have to go to get the ingredients. In Asia, for that purpose you should to visit a traditional food market. This is exactly what we did.
Khun Ae, our guide, took as to a fresh market in Hua Hin so that we could learn about the ingredients for Thai cooking.
Let me take you around. I will introduce you to some interesting stuff.
Khun Ae explaining to us Thai raw materials for cooking
We explored the wares walking through narrow lanes
Beans, gourds, eggplants and other vegetables
Chilies, capsicums, peas, broccoli and carrots
Various curry pastes
Fresh tamarind and peppers
Various kinds of clams
The beef butcher
Fruit- bananas and pineapple
Of course there was much to see at this market. It is impossible to describe the smells, the colours, the fumes and the fusion of sensations, sometimes overwhelming, overpowering, at times disturbing but always amazing. Thanks for coming along.
And now we can start cooking. Just give me a minute to get home to the resort. Stay tuned for episode 2 of Thai cooking at the Banyan Village.