We'll be in Chiang mai in a couple weeks.
I have a serious MSG migraine/nervous system problem and become incapacitated for more than 24 hours if exposed to MSG and associated food additives. As such no fish sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce, prepared packaged curries, spice blends etc. Basically i don't eat any boxed/ packaged bottled or otherwise prepared foods with additives. I know eating in Thailand is going to be a challenge, and unfortunately I won't be eating any food prepared by others.
I figure the best arrangement for me to eat Thai food is to take a cooking class where they do not use or are agreeable to letting me not use any such prepared food products... essentially cooking only from fresh ingredients.
The other aspect is it would be really nice to find places to stay that have cooking facilities. we are a group of 4 and will be staying in places with two bedrooms.
Anyone with direct experience with this? Recommendations?