Thai Cooking Masterclass at Thaikhun Nottingham

Fresh Ingredients,
Bursting with flavour,
IntuNottsBloggers Thai Masterclass.



Hello Lovelies;
I wouldn't say I'm the most adventurous when it comes to food, but Thai has to be one of my favourites when it comes down to preparation and flavour.
I've been to Thaikhun, in the Intu Nottingham centre a few times, and indulged in their vibrant atmosphere, which feels as if you're stepping into that part of the world; And their food has been fantastic every time, with lunchtime offers and treats for the kids, it's really a place for everyone.  
I was kindly invited, with a handful of Nottingham Bloggers, to attend a masterclass at the restaurant. Not exactly knowing what to expect, I will admit I was a little hesitant, but built the confidence to give it a go!
We were welcomed by the staff, who were bright and bubbly, One of them which was Drew, whom hosted our evening; And offered us a fruity cocktail which I believe was named the 'Full Moon'. It was ideally the perfect setting, as we were drinking cocktails on the outdoor terrace, the sunshine lightly beating down upon us. 
With our drinks in tow, we were shown to where all the masterclasses happen; Yes I was pretty much petrified as I regained flashbacks of cookery lessons at school! But, thankfully due to such patient and understanding people around me, I actually realized I can do this, although I don't exactly cook when I'm at home! We had our own little work stations, as well as chef hats and aprons. After being kitted up, we were introduced to one of the Chef's Named M, who was guiding us through the wonderful world of Thai Cuisine. 
The first dish we were making, were fresh prawn rolls, using rice paper, prawns, cucumber, carrot and lettuce. I love prawns, so this was an exciting starter for me to re-create. We cut the ingredients into fine slices while the rice paper was placed into a bowl of water to turn into a slimy/workable texture. We followed the chef step by step, sadly my rolls weren't photography worthy, but did taste scrumptious!
Now we were onto the main course! We were taught to make, Thai red curry. Our workstations were once again set up with the fresh ingredients, and the best thing about this dish, was that we could alter it to our own preference of spice. The maximum heat I ever go for is a korma! So we found out the only way you increase the spice is by adding red chilies to the curry. It was fun to test out the flavour along the way, I actually couldn't believe I made something that tasted ever so good! It was a sweet yet subtle savory sauce and complimented the chicken well whilst it marinated.

And viola! This was definitely picture worthy I think; we plated up our creations and were then led back up to the restaurant area. We were kindly given a bowl of sticky rice to accompany our red curries; I could have eaten this meal over and over again, I was so proud of myself.  I felt that was the best part about the experience, that it doesn't matter how much or less skilled you are in the kitchen; Their masterclass caters for all. Nottingham's Thaikhun provides a cooking school every 2nd Sunday of the month, from 11-1pm where you can also learn to cook a starter and a main. You can find out all the different Thaikhun locations and classes they have to offer here.

They also have an amazing opportunity up for grabs, where you and a friend can win a trip to Thailand! The competition is called #BestSummerEver and just by filling out your details of interest you can get a free Pad Thai! With other scrumptious prizes up for grabs it's something not to be missed.

I'd love to say a big thank you to the Intu Nottingham team for arranging the event and for Thaikhun for the fantastic experience, one which I'll never forget!

Love Ellie xo

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2 comments:

  1. It looks and sounds like you had an absolutely great night! I love Thai food, but I wouldn't even know where to begin with cooking it. I might have to round some of my friends up and pop along to one of the masterclasses.

    Beka. xo

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    1. Thank you Beka for your kind comment!
      It was a brilliant evening and I'd highly suggest the cooking classes; You'll have to let me know how you get on!
      Love Ellie xo

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Thai Cooking Masterclass at Thaikhun Nottingham

Fresh Ingredients,
Bursting with flavour,
IntuNottsBloggers Thai Masterclass.



Hello Lovelies;
I wouldn't say I'm the most adventurous when it comes to food, but Thai has to be one of my favourites when it comes down to preparation and flavour.
I've been to Thaikhun, in the Intu Nottingham centre a few times, and indulged in their vibrant atmosphere, which feels as if you're stepping into that part of the world; And their food has been fantastic every time, with lunchtime offers and treats for the kids, it's really a place for everyone.  
I was kindly invited, with a handful of Nottingham Bloggers, to attend a masterclass at the restaurant. Not exactly knowing what to expect, I will admit I was a little hesitant, but built the confidence to give it a go!
We were welcomed by the staff, who were bright and bubbly, One of them which was Drew, whom hosted our evening; And offered us a fruity cocktail which I believe was named the 'Full Moon'. It was ideally the perfect setting, as we were drinking cocktails on the outdoor terrace, the sunshine lightly beating down upon us. 
With our drinks in tow, we were shown to where all the masterclasses happen; Yes I was pretty much petrified as I regained flashbacks of cookery lessons at school! But, thankfully due to such patient and understanding people around me, I actually realized I can do this, although I don't exactly cook when I'm at home! We had our own little work stations, as well as chef hats and aprons. After being kitted up, we were introduced to one of the Chef's Named M, who was guiding us through the wonderful world of Thai Cuisine. 
The first dish we were making, were fresh prawn rolls, using rice paper, prawns, cucumber, carrot and lettuce. I love prawns, so this was an exciting starter for me to re-create. We cut the ingredients into fine slices while the rice paper was placed into a bowl of water to turn into a slimy/workable texture. We followed the chef step by step, sadly my rolls weren't photography worthy, but did taste scrumptious!
Now we were onto the main course! We were taught to make, Thai red curry. Our workstations were once again set up with the fresh ingredients, and the best thing about this dish, was that we could alter it to our own preference of spice. The maximum heat I ever go for is a korma! So we found out the only way you increase the spice is by adding red chilies to the curry. It was fun to test out the flavour along the way, I actually couldn't believe I made something that tasted ever so good! It was a sweet yet subtle savory sauce and complimented the chicken well whilst it marinated.

And viola! This was definitely picture worthy I think; we plated up our creations and were then led back up to the restaurant area. We were kindly given a bowl of sticky rice to accompany our red curries; I could have eaten this meal over and over again, I was so proud of myself.  I felt that was the best part about the experience, that it doesn't matter how much or less skilled you are in the kitchen; Their masterclass caters for all. Nottingham's Thaikhun provides a cooking school every 2nd Sunday of the month, from 11-1pm where you can also learn to cook a starter and a main. You can find out all the different Thaikhun locations and classes they have to offer here.

They also have an amazing opportunity up for grabs, where you and a friend can win a trip to Thailand! The competition is called #BestSummerEver and just by filling out your details of interest you can get a free Pad Thai! With other scrumptious prizes up for grabs it's something not to be missed.

I'd love to say a big thank you to the Intu Nottingham team for arranging the event and for Thaikhun for the fantastic experience, one which I'll never forget!

Love Ellie xo
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