Thai Cooking Class at the Marriott Manila

It was another foodie adventure to Thai’s historic Kingdom through its gastronomic treasures. Yesterday, I was invited to participate, learn and discover some of Thai’s popular cuisine. It was an afternoon of cooking class held at the Hub of the Marriott Hotel in Manila together with other bloggers. The Thai Cooking class is part of the month-long celebration of Thai food festival in cooperation with Thai Airways and the Royal Thai Embassy --- Thai Kingdom Come!

Thai Kingdom Come!Thai Art of Food Curving 
We were greeted by the Director of Marketing Communication, Ms. Michelle Garcia, General Manager Mr. Richard Saul and Chef Neng from JW Marriott’s Bangkok Marriott Cafe.

Chef Neng from JW Marriott

The Chefs
Now, let the cooking begin!

The flavor of Thai cuisine lies in its herbs and spices. Combing these, they balance and achieve the authentic Thai tastes. Here are some of the herbs and spices used during the cooking demonstration.

IngredientsCooking begins!

Basil gives a different aroma to any dish. Chili (Phrik) – there are several types of chili used in Thai cooking. I also used them in my recipes – green and red chili. Green Curry Paste, Coconut Milk (Maphrao), Fish Sauce and Galangal (Kha) – a relative of the ginger root, gives a unique and delicate flavor to your Thai cuisine. Available as fresh, dried or powdered.


Thai cuisine are associated with colors and spices. Food tasting started with a serving of SPICY SHRIMP SALAD. As expected, it was hot but flavorful and delicious.

Thai AppetizerThai Cuisine1: Prawn
A glass of sweet cold Thai Milk Tea takes away the spiciness of every Thai dish. All of us enjoyed it.

  Thai Milk Tea 
Chef Neng imparts another Thai dish using Cream Dory, the Fish Cake.

Fish CakeCream Dori (Fish Cake)Tom Yam Kung (Hot & Sour Shrimp Soup)
Chef Neng also prepared the ever popular, Tom Yam Goong (Clear Prawn Soup with Lemongrass). A combination of hot and sour flavor.

Tom Yam KungOur TableThai Kingdom Come!Chef Neng
Using green curry paste, coconut milk and chicken, Chef Neng cooked the Green Curry with Chicken (Kaeng Khiao Wan Kai), another Thai’s signature dish.

Green Curry with Chicken (Kaeng Khiao Wan Kai)
This time, it’s Green curry with Prawns.

Curry with ShrimpCurry with Shrimp  
Having a Thai meal in the traditional Thai way is very easy. A typical Thai meal consists of rice with many complementary dishes served. Dishes like soup such as Tom Yam Goong or Tom Yam Kung, stir-fried vegetables, curry and salad. Rice could be ordinary or glutinous served in individual plates and the rest of the dishes are put in the middle of the table.

flyerMarriott Manila brings back Flavors of Thailand for the whole month of July, for only Php1750 net, start it light and healthy with Thai’s most refreshing salad sensation, especially the most popular Thai papaya salad. Choose from wide variety of food from grilled shrimps, beef, or chicken as toppings commingled with the tangy sweet lime. Enjoy curry dishes at the pot station for massaman curry with braised chicken or another popular version is the green curry with chicken and sweet basil. Thai’s classic favorites such as pad thai, deep fried spring rolls, stir fried prawns in sweet and sour vegetables and Tom Yam Goong.

Learn basic 3–course Thai food on July 12 and 19 with JW Marriott’s sous chef Thanatorn Krobsuay for only Php1000 net. Aside from that Marriott Manila gives all diners a chance to win three days and two nights stay in one of the Marriott properties in Bangkok.
Thai will be done!  

For inquiries of reservations, call the Marriott Cafe at 988-9999

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