Availability: Daily, all year round.
Approximate timing: 08.30 – 13.00 | 12.30 – 17.00 | 16.30 – 21.00
Itinerary: Learn how to prepare a set of 5 classic Thai dishes of your choosing, plus make your own curry paste from scratch, cook perfect jasmine rice and make a traditional Thai dessert: sticky rice with mango or bananas in sweet coconut milk.
The options (you will be able to choose one from each category):
1) Pad Thai / Pad Si Yu / Deep fried spring rolls / Fried rice with prawns
2) Tom Yam Kung / Kaeng Jeut (clear vegetable broth) / Tom Kha Gai / Wonton Soup
3) Seafood Salad / Laab Gai / Glass Noodle Salad / Papaya Salad (som tam)
4) Stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts / Stir-fried chicken with ginger / Sweet and sour chicken / Stir fried chicken with chilli and basil
5) Red curry / Massaman curry / Green curry / Paneng curry (including how to make the curry paste)
6) Sticky rice with mango / Bananas in coconut milk
The course uses fresh, organic ingredients grown in the kitchen garden. At the end, eat your efforts, or take away for later. Small group size (max. 10 people, unlike 20+ in most schools) is guaranteed. Choose from morning, afternoon or dinner sessions, all at the same price. Receive a certificate and recipe book at the end of the course. Halal kitchen, vegetarians catered for.
Children who participate in the course are charged the adult rate; non-participating children may accompany their parents; 600 THB will be charged per child aged 8 and above for food. Any non-participating adults will be charged the same rate.
Expected group size: 2 – 10 pax, depending on the day and time of year.
– More info on Thai cookery in Krabi.
– Detailed trip report (coming soon)
Great course ! Worth it ! Anyone should try it . :)
Our cooking instructor, Heng, was amazing! He picked us up right in front of our guesthouse. We were entertained from the very moment we boarded his car until we alighted from it at the end of the night. Great guy and everything we cooked tasted amazing. Great experience!
For anyone who remotely enjoys cooking and/or Thai food, this is an excellent holiday activity. One of my favourite things I did in Krabi. It is only a part of a day, too, so you can do something else in the day and tie off your night nicely with this, or leave the evening free for something else by doing a day session. During the time you’re there, you pack in a lot – 6 courses! You end up making quite a bit of food and I would suggest getting a doggy bag – only 1 out of the 3 in our class managed to come close to eating everything, and that was me.I’m a huge eater, and I still struggled. The small classes were great for getting instructor attention and also for getting to know my fellow cooking class mates.
As for the food, it was awesome and thoroughly satisfying to have come off my own hand (mostly). Seriously, some of the best food I had during my trip! I learnt a lot and think I could do a fair job of replicating the dishes myself back home, at least with some help from the little cookbook they give you at the end.
The instructor and her assistant were knowledgable and friendly, the facilities and ingredients excellent and the program efficient and smooth. This is an ideal holiday activity – you do an activity, learn a skill, get some insight into a key element of a culture, and enjoy a great feed to boot. Would recommend highly.
We really enjoyed this cooking course. We were picked up right on time from our hotel. The woman who ran the class was very enthusiastic and taught us a lot. We first learned about all the ingredients, and then made each dish. The ingredients are mostly prepared for you, so you have the time to make multiple dishes. In between every two dishes you sit down and eat what you made. You get a recipe book at the end, so even though you didn’t make everything from scratch (since she announced when to put in each ingredient) it will all seem familiar when you go to cook at home. The menus were great with a good variety from noodles, and rice dishes, to curry dishes, including choice of protein, such as shrimp or prawn. We definitely left feeling confident to make these dishes at home. Also, the price was very reasonable. Lastly, the booking process was so easy with such helpful information!