Learn how to prepare and cook traditional Thai food during a fun Bangkok cooking class. Awaken your culinary creativity, explore the world of Thai…
What people are saying about Khao San Road
There aren’t enough positive words to describe this wonderful and memorable experience. Mae was absolutely lovely, kind, informative and pleasant from start to finish. She was very patient with my daughter (10 y/o) and took the time to take our pictures while we prepared the meals. Her assistant was seamless and efficient to change out our cooking utensils and supply the next rounds of ingredients. It was like being on a cooking show when all of the prep and clean up doesn’t interfere with the experience. (Seriously, a perk!) The food was absolutely delicious, and I still cannot believe we actually prepared such beautiful and authentic Thai food. My daughter and I LOVED this class, and we highly recommend it to all ages and all skill levels. The trip to the market was unbelievable, in and of itself, and the entire activity is a MUST DO if you want to experience a hands on Thai cultural experience that you’ll never forget!
We met Mae in her kitchen which was quite difficult to find. Google maps wasn’t perfect, but it was good enough. It’s through an alleyway which has food stalls everywhere. At the end of the alleyway you’ll come to a door with the cooking class sign to the right. If the sign isn’t there and you open the door, there should be stairs directly in front of you, go upstairs, and that is the kitchen. Remember to take your shoes off at the bottom. We took a tuk tuk to the markets with Mae, and she did a great job at explaining all the local food. This was very interesting as we got to see how the locals shop and live! After that we went back and cooked three different Thai dishes, and got to eat it at the end of it. You have so much food to eat at the end. Mae brings sticky rice and mango to have as dessert too! This is an excellent tour and will allow you to bring back a part of Thailand with you when you go home.
I highly recommend this class! My favorite thing I've done in Thailand so far. Maliwan is an excellent host and teacher, full of extensive knowledge, humor, kindness, and patience. The classroom is very well equipped with professional cooking equipment, and her assistant was always one step ahead of us and very kind. The trip to the market was fun and I learned a lot about the local ingredients. The instruction was very good, and her dishes tasted superb. What I was able to prepare with her instruction far exceeded the quality of food I expected I could cook, and I look forward to replicating it at home.
It was fun going to the market and look at all the different vegetables and fruits that you can find. By cooking four delicious thai meals ourselves we learned a bit about what it is like to cook thai food. We could even adjust to our own taste and discuss variations (e.g. for vegetarian). Our chef was very nice and helpful :)
The class was much smaller than expected, just two of us, but that worked out perfectly. The instructor gave great directions and guidance and there were no major hang-ups in reproducing the meals. I have already recommended this activity to fellow travelers and will continue to do so.