I was lucky enough to attend a fabulous Thai cooking class the other day in Phuket. The Phuket Thai Cookery School provided an amazing morning for us beginners by showing us around a local market, introducing us to the exotic fruits, veggies, and spices common to Thai food. Then we headed to the beachside school to learn the tricks to each dish, presented by professionals. They then let us loose at our individual stations to give it all a shot. I had a great time and the view is spectacular! Plus now I can rock a killer Thai dish or two. I highly recommend the experience! It was so user friendly that ANYONE can do it!
My vegetarian versions of Tom Kha Kai (tofu coconut soup), Laab Kai (spicy minced vegetable salad), and Phad Thai, YUM!