I got to try something new today thanks to Charles's great idea. The only downside was waking up early in the morning to make it in time for my first ever cooking class by 9 AM! But hey, even though I'm so not a morning person, I managed to make it on time. The focus cuisine for the day was Thai Food. Reminds me of my sister in Bangkok! (Miss you Kay!) I got to cook Tom Yum Goong, Green Curry with Pork, Sticky Rice with Mangoes, Satay Chicken, and don't forget the all famous Pad-Thai!!!
The class kicked-off with a round of introduction among the participants followed by a cooking demo by our multi-awarded and well-traveled Chef Mike Navarra. I was amazed by the diversity of folks who were interested to learn how to cook. By the time we were ready with the basics, we wore our chef's hat and apron, familiarized ourselves with the recipe and procedures, then headed for the kitchen to see whether we actually had potential to cook or otherwise. We were divided into 6 groups of 3. I was groupmates with Charles and Anne. Our group rocked of course.
I was surprised how the class was able to make cooking Thai Dishes seem relatively doable. It was really more effort on the preparation versus the actual cooking. It sure was a confidence boost for someone like me who was traumatized with fire during my childhood years. Hehe. I even got to meet new friends who also enjoy food/eating. LOL. After we cooked our dishes we got to eat them as a class. We even got the chance to taste and compare the finished product of the other groups against ours. (There goes the competitive me!) Thai lunch was wonderful. The sting or kick of spice was just right for the dishes we made. I applaud myself and my fellow classmates. I recommend the experience of learning something new such as cooking if you haven't tried it. Personally, this session got me excited and made me realize that this is only the beginning... :)
Magsaysay Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Arts
5th Floor Walter Mart Makati, 790 Chino Roces Ave.
Corner A. Arnaiz Avenue Makati City, Philippines
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