Hands-on lesson to learn to make traditional Thai cuisine
Class led by experienced instructor & professional chef
Market visit to select local ingredients in morning lesson
Introduction to Thai ingredients, produce & classic dishes
Chance to dine on culinary creations in an authentic setting
What's included, what's not
Guided cooking lesson
Thai herbal drink
Lunch or dinner
Blue Elephant apron, certificate, recipes, and souvenir bag
Live tour commentary provided in English
Hotel pick-up and drop-off (unless option is selected)
Know before you book
Children 14 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.
The morning class includes a market visit to Down Town market; the afternoon class includes a theory class that introduces Thai herbs, produce, and ingredients instead.
Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
What you can expect
Head to the Blue Elephant Cooking School and spice things up as you learn to make some of Thailand's most iconic foods in a modern kitchen housed within an atmospheric century-old mansion. Learn about the rich history behind the recipes as you get a taste of the culinary wonders of royal Thai cuisine.
Upon arrival, meet your experienced chef, who greets you with a fresh and delicious Thai herbal drink and discusses the 4-course menu for the day. If you're taking the morning class, follow your guide as you walk past the historic Sino-Portuguese building and head to Down Town morning market. Look for ingredients that your chef has listed and search for fruits, vegetables and a variety of spices before your way back to the school.
Put on your apron and pay attention as the professional chef demonstrates the delicate process of cooking Thai food using traditional methods. Next, try to follow along as you put your own cooking skills to work, prepping and cooking 4 delicious courses of traditional cuisine. After your hard work, feast on the delicious results in a convivial Thai setting.
Sample menu includes (subject to change):
- Tom klong plaa kra pong (spicy & sour sea bass soup)
- Phad kee mao sen chan (stir-fried rice noodle)
- Kaeng keaw waan kai (green chicken curry)
- Kaeng phed nua fuk thong (red beef curry)
- Kao maan som tum (green papaya salad)
- Kai phad nam ma-kham (stir-fried tamarind chicken sauce)