Really good experience, first we went to a Thai market to get the ingredients and then we made three dishes, which we then ate. The cooking school has a really nice atmosphere and the chefs were great!
Wonderful. This will be a highlight of your your trip. Just a lot of fun.
I was expecting a very sterile, very up-tight, white wall and stainless steel experience. What I got was a very informative, very fun cooking experience set in a very asian themed open air, cooking suite. We were first picked up at our hotels and driven to a huge, very clean open air food wholesale market in northern Bangkok. Imagine your home grocery store without all the boxed processed stuff, but with ten times the produce and meat options. Everything looked as though it wasn't more than twelve hours old. I was envious. Here is were we met Julie, our cooking assistant. She took us on a tour while purchasing some of the key ingredients we would be using that day. Some of my fellow cooking students purchased a couple fresh fruit items to bring back to their hotels for snacking after class.
Aftering the market tour we were driven to the cooking school. Imagine Mr. Miyagi's house in The Karate Kid, but ten times the size. Very peaceful, very beautiful asian design with a garden. Open air was important for best ventilation. We gathered around this large demonstration center with an overhead mirror to see what was going on. We each had our own stock ingredients in front of us, a combination of spices oils and items purchased from the market that day. Step-by-step we were shown what to do. Our head chef, Nxy, was a very experienced Thai cooking chef and our assistant, Julie, took us through the recipe. Both Nxy and July were informative and entertaining. In the end we ate what we made and it was amazing.
If you love to eat thai food and love to cook, this very user-friendly cooking experience is for you.
Only high praises for this tour. Class was fantastic. Made recipes easy to follow. Loved that we were able to cook and then eat our food. Short tour which is great if you want the afternoon to relax. Visiting market first was unique experience. Highly recommend this tour!
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the Baipai Cooking School! June did a phenomenal job leading the class, and the experience to prepare our own 4-course Thai meal was such a delight. Probably the best Pad Thai we had our entire trip!
Great Experience! Helpful, skilled and professional Staff.
I can't rate this place highly enough. I received free air conditioned transfers to and from this hidden leafy secret, and on arrival I was taken away with how beautiful and spatious the grounds are. This cooking school looks like a five star resort or restaurant! We were welcomed with Thai iced tea, then taken around the grounds to have staple herbs/fruits/vegetables in our recipes shown and explained. Fone was incredibly knowledgeable and patient when explaining all the key ingredients and Thai cooking philosophy. Chef Noi showed us how to make coconut cream and milk from scratch. All in all, we made four courses (cashew chicken, Thai beef salad, pad Thai and for dessert ruby water chestnuts in ice coconut). Chef Noi and Fone are absolute professionals, with the support staff impressive (how did they clean and set up without us noticing?!). To remember this great half day experience, Fone took pictures the entire time and emailed them to us within hours.
Thankyou so much, I will definitely be back.
It was a great cooking day and we learnt lots and it was easy to follow and they took the time out to make sure we all understood , I will do another cook day with them later this year . I rec. it to anyone that wants to learn basic thai cooking
The class was very organized and informative. The teacher and the assistant, Fen was really helpful and understanding. Me and my mom had a good time learning cooking Thai food. Thanks.
Wonderful class with nice recipe cards and very good English speaking. As a group, we were able to cook four dishes, including preparing the Red Curry Paste for Red Curry Pork. The school is a little bit out of the way, but is absolutely beautiful, and you may find it a bit hard to initially focus on the class with the surrounding grounds providing such a wonderful setting. Highly recommended!
We absolutely loved our cooking class with Baipai. The staff is fun, friendly and professional. The location is great, with plenty of cooking stations in an open space setting surrounded by gardens. Will definitely go back again, highly recommended!
I was surprised by how highly rated this class was, but after attending, I see why. The grounds of the school are beautiful, the chefs were clear with their instructions and the food turned out delicious. We had a great time at this class!
Outstanding experience! This tour was easily the most enjoyable in a field of VERY good VIATOR excursions we took. Excellent instructor, gracious hostess, delicious food, and easy to remember tips and techniques. A must do!
Oh boy! Did we enjoy this experience. First time we have done anything like this. What absolute fun!
My Thai partner and I had a very enjoyable time learning to cook some fairly easy meals with instructors who brought lot of humour and fun into the classroom. My Thai partner can cook of course but had a lot of fun with me learning to cook these meals with her.
Very very fun! The quality of the food and facility were wonderful. The guide and chef both spoke very good English and we had a lot of fun. Also had a fabulous lunch that was very filling of what we made. It did take quite a while to get there in the van ride, but we were comfortable.
The cooking class was informative and the food I prepared was delicious. The staff was great!
Fantastic and highly recommended. Did a quick walk thru the markets where we tasted different foods and could buy some food. Then was whisked off to the cooking school where we cooked and ate what we made. Facilities were clean an tidy, staff were fantastic and spoke good English so everything was understood, and choice of menu was great. A must do even if your not a cook at home.
Absolutely loved my day with Baipai. They are fun, friendly, professional. I feel that I truly learned the essence of Thai cooking in a beautiful private location. The entire school is open air giving you a real sense of the neighbourhood and the surrounding gardens