While eating at the amazing On’s Thai-isaan restaurant (read my review here) another volunteer at ElephantsWorld advised me to do the vegan cooking class with On. For only 600 baht she will show you her magic tricks, you’ll get the recipes with all the ‘secret’ ingredients and she will even make you dance while stirring the veggies around in the wok!
I did the cooking class with my girlfriend and two other vegetarian volunteers. And although On has only one pan in her small outside kitchen, we had enough room to cook (and dance)!
Everyone can prepare three dishes and On will make you the dessert in the end (sticky rice with coconut milk, banana and mango!). So as you can imagine we were almost exploding after all this delicious food. We actually split the class into a two-days course since we were really so full! Which was very nice of On, and we didn’t have to pay any extra. By doing this we also relieved some weight off her shoulders because at that time more people came in for dinner. Tip; plan your class when it’s not so busy and have On and the restaurant for yourself!
WHAT TO PREPARE (AND EAT)?
The Tom Kha was amazing, pumpkin hummus was a positive surprise (if you don’t like coriander/cilantro ask for mint. A lovely fresh twist), the massaman curry very nice, papaya salad spicy and delicious (if you cook yourself, you can make it as spicy as you like! (or not)), and a great laap ishaan; it’s bit sour with a fresh mint taste. And that isn’t even everything on the menu! But the winner for sure was the banana flower salad!
SO WHY DO I RECOMMEND IT?
The vibe was great all the time, the food is extraordinary and On is a very nice, funny and helpful lady; she will also give you tips on how to change the recipe to your likings and what to buy back home if you can’t find the real deal. It takes around two hours and you can eat all the food you cooked (so you better do your best!). If you need more chili sauce (soy, garlic, chili and lime) just walk up to the kitchen and fine-tune it yourself! And it is just big fun cooking with On.
Learn how to make your own amazing banana flower salad and more vegan deliciousness at On’s restaurant!
Enjoy! And I would love to hear if you liked it as much as we did :)
Check out this post for more about Kanchanaburi, and this for if you want to know more about ElephantsWorld and me Volunteering there.