Thai Cooking Class with Chef Ooy, SILK Restaurant, Andara Resort and Villas, Phuket, Thailand

By noreply@blogger.com (The Yum List)

Chef Ooy

Thai Cooking Class with Chef OoyAndara Resort and Villas Phuket

The Andara Resort and Villas Phuket offers a wide range of activities to guests whether of a relaxing nature or more adventurous. We are persuaded to sample a cookery class with the lovely Chef Ooy. We find a colourful table set up for us, literally groaning with ingredients, and we are inducted in the trickeries of wrapping prawns in thread noodles. After this it is happy pounding of the spice for the Panang curry paste involving turmeric and coriander root, two kinds of chili, a whole host of garlic, shallot, lemongrass and more. We learn how to cut Japanese tofu, dip it in flour, egg and breadcrumb lightly before making the sauce. Coconut milk is simmered with the paste while teeny amounts of salt, oyster sauce and palm sugar are added to taste. While cooling the sauce turns a vibrant golden yellow from the turmeric. Our prawns and tofu are deep fried in a sizzling wok before being ready to serve with a fresh papaya salad. We earned our lunch for sure!

The Setting

A lovely semi al fresco setting cooled by sea breezes and surrounded by greenery is the setting for the cooking class. Participants are provided with water and a pandan welcome drink as well as paper and pencil to record any notes.

Setting for the Cooking Class
Goon Sarong – Prawns Wrapped in Noodles and Deep Fried

Andara Resort and Villas Phuket, Thai Cooking ClassIngredients for Marinating the PrawnsAndara Resort and Villas Phuket, Thai Cooking ClassPreparing the Noodles

Andara Resort and Villas Phuket, Thai Cooking ClassWrapping the Noodles Around the Prawns is Tricky BusinessAndara Resort and Villas Phuket, Thai Cooking ClassThe Finished Prawn Dish – Goong Sarong
Panang Tao Hoo Taud – Deep Fried Tofu with a Coconut Curry Sauce

Preparation of the chili paste.

Andara Resort and Villas Phuket, Thai Cooking ClassIngredients for the Chili PasteAndara Resort and Villas Phuket, Thai Cooking ClassChopping Ingredients for the Chili PasteAndara Resort and Villas Phuket, Thai Cooking ClassGrinding the Ingredients for the Chili Paste
Making of the coconut curry sauce.

Andara Resort and Villas Phuket, Thai Cooking ClassIngredients for the Tofu SauceAndara Resort and Villas Phuket, Thai Cooking ClassSimmering the Sauce for the Tofu
Readying the tofu.

Andara Resort and Villas Phuket, Thai Cooking ClassDipping the Tofu in Flour, Egg and BreadcrumbsAndara Resort and Villas Phuket, Thai Cooking ClassDeep Frying the TofuAndara Resort and Villas Phuket, Thai Cooking ClassAdding Sauce to the TofuAndara Resort and Villas Phuket, Thai Cooking ClassThe Finished Dish
Time to Eat

We topped up our lunch with two of Chef Ooy’s suggestions.
Andara Resort and Villas Phuket, Thai Cooking ClassChef Ooy’s Favourite Dish of Sea Bass with HerbsAndara Resort and Villas Phuket, Thai Cooking ClassPapaya Salad with Soft Shelled CrabCooking classes are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday for two to six persons. Advance reservations are required.
Andara Resort and Villas

15 Moo 6, Kamala Beach

Kathu,

Phuket 83150

Thailand

+66 0 76 338 777

reservations@andaraphuket.comwww.andaraphuket.com

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