Thailand

Thai herbal yoga

I tried Thai herbal yoga class in Thailand, in a town called Hua Hin. Before I went to the class, I was guessing the yoga teacher, Tikki, was going to teach us how to cook with Thai herbs to help balance our body and mind. I had some doubts about this, but I turned out to be wrong.

As soon as I entered Tikki’s yoga class, I was immersed in the fragrance of Thai herbs. Tiki had filled up the slow cooker with a bunch of Thai herbs: lemon grass, old ginger, galanga, kaffir lime leaves, chopped kaffir lime, camphor and so on. For a second, I thought she was cooking a pot of Thai tom yum soup, and it did smell like that. I thought, this is so cool! I am going to do yoga with the steaming fragrance from this pot of Thai herbs. And there is no air conditioning during this yoga class, it will be hot!

Green curry and coconut milk with vegetables

Thai food is famous for its spicyness, and coconut milk is perfect to cool down the spicyness and give a beautiful balance.

When I travel to Thailand, it's always a time for me to roll into lots of different cookery classes. From Chiang Mai to Bangkok, to the southern islands, the cooks in many restaurants have all been my cookery teachers. They were happy to see me interested in Thai culture, and they were always very generous in showing me their cooking secrets.

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