Friday, October 02, 2009

Thai Theme for the Group 21

Sandy Melwani was our Thai Beauty, instructor for the session. She successfully took us through some Thai interesting customs.
Thailand is known as the 'Land of Smiles'
Thais believe:

Thais believe in 'Sunook' which means, fun
Their favourite remark: 'My pen rai'Which means: Why bother? Keep on smiling!*Don't Dont eat cold rice with hot rice because you will lose your way.

Sandy took us through the mysteries of the Thai cuisine.
Thai Cuisine is hot and spicy. There is a balance of food: Ying and Yang
Their main ingredient is karela (bitter gourd) and yet Thai women are so sweet, and smile always!
They use quinine, Mediterranean basil, lemon grass, garlic shallots...Thai cuisine is well-known for being hot and spicy and for its balance of five fundamental flavours in each dish or the overall meal - hot (spicy), sour, sweet, salty, and bitter (optional).

*sanook = sanuk

*my pen rai= mai pen rai

* karela is one of their main ingredients and it contains quinine, which gives it the characteristic bitter taste.

*Thai basil is also a key ingredient, not Mediterranean basil. Also, the former is sweeter than the latter, despite popular belief.

To complete the most enjoyable session we were served excellent Thai food!

Sandy is planning on doing various workshops on cuisine from all over the world...But she claims that she has been inspired by Sindhi way of cooking...and I am surely going to organize another session to learn about the same!

We had a Thai Theme for our Group 21 meeting.
We were threatened that if we do not dress in Thai clothes we would have to show our we took it seriously and in these photographs you see Thai Beauties no?

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