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Learn to make Thai Pad Thai in a private online class!

5.0 (5 Reviews)
Approximately 1.5 hours
English or Thai

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Your host Pia
A true artist with Thai food, Pia is a fun and lively host with a genuine passion for teaching and cooking Thai and Isaan (Northeastern Thai) cuisine, the food she grew up eating. A former Thai language teacher in Bangkok, Pia now lives with her family in California. Pia grew up in a very traditional household where food was prepared completely from scratch using traditional equipment like hand mortar and pestles and only the freshest ingredients. Pia loves to experiment with well thought-out dishes she develops herself, while still having a solid base in the traditional food from her hometown close to the border of Laos.

Highlights
  • Learn to make authentic pad thai and som tum, papaya salad from an expert
  • Please note this host requires a minimum of 5 guests to book
  • Private, one-on-one online instruction with a Thai native
  • Scheduled mutually at your convenience (host lives in San Francisco, USA (PST))
  • Customization available for dietary restrictions or preferences
  • Recipes and ingredients list will be emailed in advance of class
  • Travel from your own home and learn Thai culinary traditions!
  • You will need a mortar and pestle (preferably wooden) and a wok (or a skillet)
What will you cook together
  • Pad Thai Goong, a popular Thai street food of stir-fried rice noodles in a flavorful sauce with shrimp
  • Som Tum, a refreshing sweet, sour and spicy green papaya salad
Ingredients
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  • 5 raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 oz (100 g) rice noodles
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup Chinese chives (can substitute with spring onions)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lime, wedged
  • 1 tbsp oil (coconut, canola or olive oil)
  • 1/4 package firm tofu, cubed
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts, crushed
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup tamarind juice
  • 3 tbsp sugar (palm, brown or cane)
  • 1/2 cup green papaya, shredded or grated (can substitute with cucumber cut into sticks)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1-2 fresh or dried bird’s eye chili (spicy Thai chili)
  • 1/4 cup carrot, shredded or grated
  • 1/4 cup long beans or green beans, cut into 1-inch long lengths
  • 1/4 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 tsp palm or coconut sugar (can substitute granulated sugar or stevia)
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp tamarind juice (to make, soak tamarind pulp in water for 30 minutes and squeeze out the liquid)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp dried shrimp (optional)

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Online Class Reviews
5.0 (5 Reviews)
Lindsay 7 August 2020
"Pia was a terrific instructor! Given the challenge of teaching a zoom class during the time of COVID, I was so impressed with her clear instructions, patience with the 6-7 of us on the call, and the way she made sure each of us was doing okay. She had a great system of giving instructions, then watching us cook and checking on our progress, and then reviewing the steps again as she cooked for us and we got to watch. She had modifications for those with missing ingredients or tools, and also taught us a few traditions of what it’s like to cook in Thai homes which was fun to learn. It was perfect, we had a great time and the food she taught us to make was delicious!! Papaya salad and Pad Thai, two things I had no idea I could actually make! Thank you!"
Chelsea 7 August 2020
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Jen Podichetty 3 August 2020
"I loved how Pia showed us all the ingredients, walked us through step by step, and then demonstrated how she would make it again at the end. She also helped us with any modifications whether food based or cooking utensil based. She made us all feel successful, and the dinner was delicious!"
Megan Caldwell 28 July 2020
"We scheduled the Thai cooking class with Pia as a "Mom's Night In" event for our local group and we had such a fun time! Great communication about what we needed to prepare prior to the virtual cooking class, and we loved that we could ask questions, as well as communicate with each other, during the class. And our meals were delicious! Highly recommend Traveling Spoon!"
Linda Kanamine 7 July 2020
"Pia was very patient with three of us in my kitchen trying to work from a single laptop. She was very encouraging and had a great sense of humor. The food - while not as pretty as hers - tasted fantastic!"
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HOW IT WORKS
  • Submit a request and get connected with your host
  • Pay invoice sent to your email and receive confirmation details and class link
  • Meet your host online at your agreed time for your private cooking lesson!
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before event