Learn about Thai cuisine during a half-day cooking class in Bangkok. Start with a look at the ingredients at the local market, then return to your air-conditioned kitchen to begin your small-group cooking lesson. Choose five dishes from a choice of more than 20—including pineapple fried rice and green curry—to make under the guidance of your chef-instructor, who conducts the class in a kitchen conveniently located near a BTS (Skytrain) station. Enjoy your creations plus a complimentary dessert and fruit.
Half-day cooking class in Bangkok with market tour and meal
See typical ingredients for Thai dishes during the market tour
Get the inside scoop on the cooking techniques and flavor combinations that make up Thai cuisine
Prepare five dishes to create a complete meal, which the class shares at the end of the lesson
Select recipes to prepare from several options for each course
After pickup, you will go to a Thai fresh market where you will learn all about Thai ingredients from a professional chef. Then to the school (100 meters from the market) to first prepare a Thai curry paste from scratch using the traditional granite mortar & pestle. After this, following instructions from your instructor, you will prepare the ingredients for each dish you chose. Then to the gas fryers to professionally cook each dish. And then the best part is sitting down to enjoy the best Thai dishes you have ever eaten! All done in air conditioning.
CHOOSE 1 dish from each of the following categories to learn:
Great experience. Easy meet and greet and then to the market to learn about fresh Thai ingredients that are used in everyday dishes. Then off to the cooking class, which was great. Very informative and easy to follow instructions, plus the food was amazing. All cooked from scratch by our very own hands!
Cooking class was great. Everything well prepared for us. Lots of direction for cooking, back ground information shared on the ingredients and culture. Great staff and so helpful. This dishes are fun to make and so delicious to eat. I would recommend this to anyone interested in a Thai cooking class.
Mike and I had a wonderful time at this cooking class. The classes were well structured and we each got to cook five Thai dishes which included Massaman Curry, Pad Thai, Tom Yum, Chicken Cashew, Black Pepper Beef and several more besides as well as Mango Sticky Rice which was gorgeous. The Chefs were amazingly patient with us both as we are just very ordinary cooks without fancy knife skills or any in-depth knowledge of Thai spices or chillies. We pounded up red curry paste and green curry paste so we were able to tailor each of the dishes we made to a heat that was perfect for us. Prior to the cooking class we were met by a lovely young lady who gave us a tour of the fresh produce market behind the cooking academy and explained the different vegetables and how they are used in Thai cooking, and how their individual flavours contributed the end dish. We would so recommend that everyone who comes to Thailand does this cooking class if only to develop a better understanding of the people and the culture. And the food was yum, yum, yummy....😋
We met our our guide at near the On Nut train station on the BTS network. The Cooking Academy was only a 5 minute walk away. We had a brief tour in the market place to witness, handle and smell the produce we will be using in the cooking class. We then made our way into the Bangkok Thai Cooking Academy. It is a very clean environment and hygiene a priority. Our work benches all prepared for the 5 dishes we were going to make. We met our master chef. She was excellent. Her lessons were well structured and timed to perfection. Remember our class was not all making the same dishes. Everything we made was then consumed by us as a lunch or dinner. If you have a genuine interest in cooking and you want to learn about Thai food and how to put it together the right way then do not leave Bangkok until you experience this class. I can highly recommend this class.
The tour as a chef was not what I expected but was fun. I have had much better Thai food and the trip to the market I feel was lacking creativity. What was fun was the different cultures of people who were there and sharing great conversation with them. The host and her cohorts were nice and through. Just okay.
We really enjoyed our class! Our teacher, Lek, was very funny and knowledgeable. The class was super well-organized. Prior to going, I was seriously wondering how every student was going to be able to choose their own dishes, but they had everything prepped according to the dishes you chose, and Lek orchestrated everything smoothly. The food was SOOOO good, and we had tons leftover which they helped us pack to-go in little plastic baggies. Highly recommend this class. Although Lek said you don't have to take notes during the class, I would recommend taking notes -- we tried recreating some of the dishes and we forgot some of the steps as the recipe instructions are not super in-depth.
We learned a lot about how to cook different types of Thai food and about some of the local produce we were using. The instructor was very informative and the others were very friendly and fun! We made SO MUCH FOOD!!!! My husband and I each picked different dishes, so were able to try a bunch of different dishes! Would definitely recommend!