Walk Through an Authentic Phuket, Thailand, Food Market With a Thai Chef by Elisa Schmitz

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6 years ago

Are you a fan of Thai food? From sweet to savory to spicy (and really spicy!), the food in Thailand is literally a culinary adventure. I have enjoyed my time here so much. The Thai people are warm, friendly and offer incredible hospitality.

And the food has been one of the things I will remember most. I won't forget the food vendors on the side of the road, selling anything from barbecued chicken to deep-friend insects. I will always remember the foods I enjoyed most – fresh-caught seafood grilled in banana leaves.

That's why I was excited to take a Thai cooking class and learn the secrets of Thai cooking from an authentic chef. At the J.W. Marriott in Phuket, they offer a Ginja Cooking School that teaches you how to make a delicious Thai meal. After a few hours, you even get a certificate to show prove your expertise.

We started with a visit to the local food market down the road from the hotel. Chef Nok introduced us to a wide variety of fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables, some of which we bought to use in our meal. The market was alive – literally – with locally sourced produce, meats and seafood so fresh, you wouldn't be surprised if it jumped onto your plate!

Watch this video to see all the things we learned (and maybe some things we wish we hadn't)!

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Donna John
LOVE this, Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds ! We drove into Rocksprings for lunch today (population 1,100). They only have three restaurants and one is Thai. The owner is from Thailand and makes the most amazing food. Today I had lemongrass chicken. This video has inspired me to learn a few recipes. What an incredible experience that must have been for you.
Donna John
Yep. In Rocksprings right now. Rocksprings, TX.
S Roberts
I was hoping it was one other than Rock Springs Wyoming!
Donna John
Nope. Texas. My husband's dear lease is here. Right on the border of Mexico.
Ann Marie Patitucci
What an amazing opportunity, Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds ! I love Thai food! I'm so happy you were able to do this.
S Roberts
One of my husband and thing to do when we travel is find unique grocery stores, this would be heaven. Lucky you and thanks for sharing the events of your trip.
Elisa Schmitz
Thank you, Donna John , Stacey Roberts and Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead ! It was an amazing experience. I can't believe how spicy Thai food can be. When we were cooking, at one point I had to walk out the door because the fumes coming from the chili peppers were so strong, LOL! I'll have recipes posted to the site soon. Hope you will try one! #yum
Meredith Schneider
So fun to watch and learn about so many foods to cook with. Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds thank you so much for sharing your travels. It’s like a mini social media escape. xoxo 😘❤️
Mike Prochaska
Wow that just looks amazing

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