I am so excited to share the great experience I had at Taste Buds Kitchen in North Andover, Massachusetts! My friend and I decided to try the “Tasty Thai” class. It was a BLAST! Good friends, good drinks, awesome homemade food, perfect Saturday night if I do say so! Taste Buds Kitchen is a fun spot specializing in cooking events for all ages! They offer cooking classes and camps for children, as well as adult classes at night, plus BYOB! Bring your own booze is always a plus, cocktails while cooking never hurt anyone!
Tasty Thai night featured Pineapple Chicken Satay’s, Pad Thai and colorful Summer Rolls with a Dipping Sauce! I would never have known certain techniques the chef taught us here. So two + hours, fresh ingredients, cooking demonstrations, hands on, a full dinner… all for $60.00!! Worth it to me!
First we prepared the Pineapple Chicken Satay’s, followed by the Summer Rolls with the sauce and along came the Pad Thai. We did it in this order so that while the Chicken was cooking in the oven we were able to prep other things! It turned out to be perfect timing!!
I was in awe at how the rice paper was used to make the summer rolls. It almost became “magical”! How does it turn into that soft jelly fish like texture in order to roll up all that goes inside? Well, its quite simple. After placing the rice paper in a bowl of water, it quickly becomes a soft consistency in order to stretch out onto a surface and roll up the summer rolls! We were able to make them pretty full!
Our finished product!! Here shown is our full meal with a side of rice, topped with green scallions! We were in heaven! All worth it right here 🙂 Now, time to eat!
We sat down at a long table with another group beside ours. As we were watching the last demonstration from our chef, the helpers in the kitchen set our table! Taste Buds was so organized, I was VERY impressed. We got back to our table, sat down, filled up our drinks and began to serve!! What first? All was delicious. I will for sure be going back to try numerous other events here and will spread the word that Taste Buds is a place for fun, laughs, learning & entertainment!!