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Escape to Thailand, Part 1 Recap: Noodle Soup Tweaks and Foodie Fun

My Escape to Thailand online series had an awesome kick-off last Wednesday, October 7, 2020. I had a great group of foodies hanging out with me in the first part of the series, Welcome to Nikky’s Thailand. I had foodies coming in from the west coast to the east coast, from California to Virginia. It was absolute fun—like visiting a friend and being welcomed to their kitchen.

My daughter Skye even made an appearance toward the end of the program—just in time for dinner, too. What did she eat for dinner? The Thai chicken noodle soup I demoed, of course.

Tweaking Thai chicken noodle soup is easier than you think

One of the highlights of my Escape to Thailand intro event is me demonstrating how to make Thai chicken noodle soup. It’s one of the dishes I grew up eating, so, as you can expect, it’s really close to my foodie heart.

escape to thailandEveryone in the cooking class agreed that the recipe is super easy yet so layered in flavor. They also appreciated that they have easy access to sauces, tools, and other ingredients at the Nikky Feeding Souls website.

More importantly, I showed them how they can tweak the recipe according to their tastes. For example, you can make the base of the chicken noodle soup spicy by adding chili. Or you can make it sour by adding an acidic ingredient like lime juice. And you can enhance the soup’s flavor with garlic oil.

You can make the soup more interesting by adding texture. Like, you can mix in multiple types of noodles. If you’re not in the mood for noodles, you can throw in rice instead. Rice soup is a breakfast staple in Thailand. By adding or substituting ingredients, you can tweak this soup and make it truly your own.

What’s next on Escape to Thailand?

“Welcome to Nikky’s Thailand” is just an intro to my Escape to Thailand series. Coming up next are:

Part 2: Let’s Tour Northeastern Thailand—October 22, 2020

This event is a live, cook-along experience that will get you exploring the unique flavors of Issan cuisine. Tickets available here:

Part 3: Celebrate Yi Peng in Chiang Mai—October 30, 2020

Take part in one of the most magical events in the Thai cultural calendar: Yi Peng, the Full Moon Festival. It’s a cooking class with a full moon reading with a special guest. Register for the event here:

Part 4: Holidays in Bustling Bangkok—December 16, 2020

I’ll give you a glimpse of the Christmas and New Year traditions that Thai people observe, especially in Bangkok. I’ll also show you how to cook my favorite cold-weather favorites and join you with a glass of mai tai as you set your intentions for the new year. Get your tickets here:

I’m also inviting you to join my Facebook VIP group, where you can get early information and special discounts on my cooking classes and other events. Stay tuned for this one!

“Welcome to Nikky’s Thailand” is just the first of my Escape to Thailand series. Come and join in the fun!

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