May Kaidee's Thai vegetarian and vegan experience offers unique cooking classes where you will learn techniques that respect authentic Thai recipes. May Kaidee's ambition is to share with the world a bit of Thai culture, as well as its holistic, health-restoring recipes for revitalizing mind, body, and spirit.
Our cooking school is known to vegetarians and vegans throughout the world. Our standard class is held over half a day either in the morning or afternoon. Schedules for both the morning and afterno...
Our cooking school is known to vegetarians and vegans throughout the world. Our express class is a 2 hour class held at 3pm or 5pm.
Our cooking school is known to vegetarians and vegans throughout the world. Our standard class is held over half a day either in the morning or afternoon. Schedules for both the morning and afterno...
Fruit carving is believed to have originated in central Thailand several hundred years ago. One account describes the art beginning with a royal servant who wanted to create a more visually pleasin...
Our cooking school is known to vegetarians and vegans throughout the world. Our express class is a 2-hour class held at 3 pm or 5 pm that covers popular Thai dishes for you to discover.
We also have...
Our Cooking School started in 1988 and we've proudly hosted thousands of students and has been known to vegetarians and vegans throughout the world.
To help make enhancements to our ne...
Our teacher was lovely - really interested in our home culture and always willing to answer questions. The recipes were great (all can be made vegan) and the results really delicious. We made 5 different meals in total, two on our own and three together. I'm really fooking forward to trying to cook the dishes at home and present them to my family and friends!
The only downside is that it was a little bit hard to find.
One of the greatest experiences we had in Thailand! Definitely worth it! We are trying hard to recreate the recipes at home now - Our Instructor luckily old us what things we could substitute if not available outside of Thailand. The food we cooked that day was one of the best we had during our stay.
The class was really well organised and fun. I learnt a lot and the food was arguably the best Thai food I have eaten even though I say so myself and the ingredients were pre-prepped so hard to make mistake. Highly recommended
Excellent teacher. Another teacher showed us dessert... Not great, his english was barely understandable, and the dessert class was not as well prepared as the first part of the class. Loved cooking the Thai dishes, except dessert
Teacher is very knowledgeable on nutrition and history of Thai foods, and it was so much fun and dishes are very very very delicious! Thank you!!
So excited to try my new skills at home! The class was great and so was the teacher. It was fun meeting and spending time with the other participants. The food we cooked tasted wonderful. Thank you!
We were taught about the core Thai ingredients, and first made up a variety of pastes. We then used these to make Tom Yam soup, peanut sauce, massaman, green and red curries, pad thai and to finish, mango and sticky rice. The course has given us the tips and confidence to apply what we learned when we get back home. Plus Nim taught us some Thai dancing to help work off some of what we had eaten!
Very good class, we have learned a lot, and our teacher is amazing!!! Thank you Ice!!!
It was extremely refreshing and done very well.Everything was explained systematically and patiently. It was worth doing and looking fwd to doing more
Ice was our teacher and explained everything really good and in a fun way. It was nice to learn to cook (veg) thai dishes and we will try and do it at home by ourselves!
Wonderful vegetarian cooking class. We learned so much and the teacher was so helpful! We made a lot of different dishes ( too many to actually eat there ) would highly recommend this class to anyone thinking about doing one in chiang mai!
We had so much fun! We made 8 different recipes, they were so delicious. We learned a lot about the Thai kitchen, definitely going to try this at home. Our instructor Ice was so sweet and funny!
This class was so much fun and everything we made was delicious! Very well taught and we came hungry and left stuffed.
Nim was so kind and informative. We had a great time asking questions and her help was wonderful.
I had luck and was the only one, so I got a private cooking class. I enjoyed it very much and learned a lot! Ize was a very nice teacher :)
We had les in a small group and the food was great. I was also very happy that we had cooking books to make notes in.
It was great, very good recipes and very funny!😉
The class was really fun and the teacher was very engaging. The food we cooked was also delicious !
Great cooking class using fresh ingredients. Tastiest food I’ve ever made! You are given the recipes and we had a delicious four course meal of the food that we made. Really friendly people running the class. Would definitely go again! Highly recommended
A lot of cool recipes, nice atmosphere
From the recipes to the instructions everything was superb. Food was delicious and the instructions were organised, timely and helpful. I can easily recommend this course.
We enjoyed the recipies and the teacher was great but the class was a little different to how we had expected. It seemed quite rushed and some of the things we only got to watch and not make ourselves
Really good class. We booked for the afternoon class and it was only us for the first hour then another 2 people joined for the rest of the class. We read the reviews so didn’t eat lunch but even then couldn’t finish all the food we made! We made chilli paste and peanut paste as well as green/red /yellow curry, papaya salad, tom yum and pad Thai. After all of that we watched to see how the dessert of sticky coloured rice with mango was made and ate that too! Very well organised and we learnt all about the herbs and spices used in Thai cooking. We were given a small booklet with the recipes to take home as well as take away cartons for our food. I would definitely recommend this cooking class to all!
The recipes were simple, elegant and delicious. Our instructor was knowledgeable and taught us about cooking basics but also how to adapt recipes based on our preferences. The chili paste is amazing and you will be hard pressed not to add it to every one of your dishes. I would definitely recommend!
Fruit carving is not easy and needs much effort. I think it is nice for beginners. Ice is a really good teacher :) He gave me lots of compliments and it made me happy! Thanx! Highly recommend it!
Fruit carving is not easy and needs much effort. This class is very nice for beginners. And Ice is a really good teacher :) He gave me lots of compliments and it made me happy! Thanx! Highly recommend it!
Super cooking class, the teacher was really nice and fun and we learn fun and easy recipes, that we will for sure remake at home. Thank you so much.
Wonderful class!!! Everything delicious :) And I also studied about Thai culture!!
All recipes optimized for the vegetarian perfectly
Without a doubt, one of the highlights of our trip! The process was simple and the results amazing. The fact that it was vegetarian/vegan made it possible for me to try all the elements of the dish, which was a plus. The teacher is super friendly and helpful. I would recommend this cooking class to anyone!! It was a very fun morning and I’m sure I’ll be cooking Thai when I get back home, since we get a cooking book with the recipes we made and a few more to take with us!
Really learn full and funny
I loved that everything once single portioned so each person was able to cook all 10 dishes on their own and learn all of them instead of watching others make some of the dishes.
Great class, great teacher, fresh ingredients, easy to follow fun and great atmosphere
We had a very enjoyable afternoon with Nim, our teacher. We cooked up a variety of vegetarian soups, curries, and salads, and a dessert, too. We made them from scratch with fresh ingredients. Highly recommended!
The teacher (Ice) is an experience teacher. He has a good knowledge about the ingredients and cooking steps. And he is also a humorous person as well.
We made so many dishes and learned a bunch of new techniques and about different Thai ingredients. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in Thai food! They’re able to adapt recipes as well for vegans and people who eat gluten-free.
I can't even describe how much I loved it! It was the highlight of my chiang mai stay. I adore Thai cuisine and cook it a lot at home, so to go and to cook all the local dishes was amazing. The teacher herself was the kindest person, I truly enjoyed our chats and her style of teaching. If I'm back to CM I can ill sure come back! So so recommend to anyone!
I had a great time. Our teacher was super lovely and nice and funny. We cooked 10 different dishes & it was super interesting to see and learn how Thai food is being made. I would recommend everyone to go there during your stay in chiang mai!
I'm very enjoy to learn the fruit carving in Bangkok, the teacher are so good, but a bit disappointed are the timing are a bit shorted as stated till 6pm. The class finish before 5.30pm
We really enjoyed our cooking class. The ingredients were fresh, the food incredibly delicious and our teacher very patient and talented. It's great to learn authentic vegetarian/vegan Thai food - thank you, May Kaideen
I enjoyed the vegan cooking class quite a bit. The instructors were friendly and knowledgeable plus they were willing to share extra tips such as adapting the cooking heat snd times when working with an electric stove top vs fire. The class was started with some introductions to ingredients followed by a demonstration of basic techniques and then i got a chance to cook a few things under the guidance of the instructors. Everything we made was tasty and satisfying.
We really enjoyed the cooking class. Our teacher was super nice and the food was super delicious. I can highly recommend it!
We learned how to make chili pastes, Pad Thai, curries, peanut sauce, spring rolls, and mango sticky rice. All great vegan options. The food was delicious and plentiful. We would take the class again.
I highly recommend you try this class! No matter you’re level of comfort with cooking this class is very accessible and straightforward
Great learning experience by listening to instructor ICEs comment plus hands-on experience in following his cooking instructions. Then the ability to sit down to taste and enjoy the result was wonderful. Also the variety of dishes cooked was excellent. I highly recommend this class and instructor ICE was amazing!
One of my instructors was a university- educated chef. I especially appreciated the tips on substitutes for fresh ingredients commonly found where I live.
We made 5 recipes in just two hours. Nim was the perfect balance between letting us make the recipes on our own while also stepping in to prevent any cooking disasters! Everything we made was delicious and we were able to take away what we were not able to finish. I was also provided extra water as she could see how hot I was :)
Lovely day, amazing cooking class. Can't recommend it enough!
I absolutely loved my experience. The instructor was excellent and so good at what she does. Her instructions were clear and I appreciated her guidance. She have so many useful tips. The food was fantastic. We made all of my favourites and I'm looking forward to being able to make the food at home. The instructor was so helpful with tips on how to be able to recreate the dishes back in Canada. Thank you so much. I have been raving and recommending the school to all of my vegan/non vegan friends and colleagues.
The class was totally worth it and one of the best classes I’ve ever had. Loved the teacher and we cooked all my favorite food!
When I get there i was so excited and curious as a child and all my expectation were absolutely right. I had a lot of fun and learn as much secret and traditions about the Thailand's cuisine and it vegetarian way. Ill recommend it for sure!
Very nice and proffessional instructor, a variety of dishes (soup, noodles, sauces). Highly recommended!
The class itself was a real recommendation! The size of the group was not too big, the food was delicious, the instructor was very friendly, helpful and enthusiastic and the instructions were clear and easy. Already looking forward to making the food at home... :)
Our teacher, Dim, was incredible. Cooking was fun and the class was very well organized, moved at a perfect pace and we got to try so many different dishes! I highly recommend this class to everyone!
It was so much fun cooking and learning all the recipes with her, it was super easy to follow all the steps and the results were amazingly tasty!! She was really nice and in the middle of the class, she taught us a Thai song that she composed and also at the end we learn how to dance in Thai style! All of us had a great time and we ended really full and happy! Great experience that I highly recommend everyone! Thanks so much!!
Great vegan class, inspired me to cook Thai at home!
Better directions would have helped. I was a bit late trying to find the place of the stated address street. Ice is a very good instructor and connects everyone together!
We had great time learning to cook delicious Thai food. The instructor was very helpful and she accommodated our requests and added a dish to our plan based on our request. Amazing experience!
I asked my fiance to bring me to a vegan restaurant while we were visiting Thailand. I am 5 months pregnant and i have been craving for something spicy and oriental. I was surprised that he brought me to a cooking class wherein we made chili paste from scratch, got to choose our own herbs and its perfectly vegan! I cook most of the time at home, but I never really thought that Thai techniques really differ from our own way of cooking. They exert effort on different methods and processes that is why the taste becomes authentic and mouthwatering. The cooking environment was relaxing. My belly baby was happy.
One of the best in Thailand! I was really surprised and ecstatic to know that there is a vegan cooking school in Chiang Mai. As a vegetarian, i was able to savor each Thai ingredient and it made me felt their culture through my bones. I loved the Thai herbs workshop. It taught me a lot especially on the right mixing and matching of different herbs. The host was very warm and kind. She made sure that i got all ingredients and instructions right without being intimidating. I'm not a great cook but my Thai dish tasted professionally than expected. I would definitely come back for more!
Fantastic and fun class with superb food and instructor😊
I would recommend this 100%. It was so fun and quite delicious. The staff was amazing! It was unique and something you can take home!
This was far better than any of us could have imagined! The instructor spoke excellent English, was confident/knowledgeable at every stage, and knew how to respond to our every question. A group of three of us attended, we happened to be the only ones there for this particular morning class. Two of us aren't even vegetarian/vegan but thoroughly enjoyed the food, and have taken away the easy to follow recipes. One of our most favourite days from our trip so far. Highly reccomend.
Very well organized, friendly and funny instructor, delicious food (so much food!), and useful tips. A highlight of our time in Thailand. All recipes were vegan, other than pad Thai, which used an optional egg.
A lot of care and thought devoted to the management of this experience. The dishes are beautiful - don't eat anything before the class!
Super fun class! We did the fruit carving class and I highly recommend it. Interesting and absolutely fun! We will be back for another one. Thank you!
The class started on time and finished at about 5.30 (scheduled to finish at 5)...for someone who isn't a big cook, the time flew by. we cooked pad thai, mussaman curry, and tom yam soup...while watching the instructor (ice) make mussaman curry. Was great as we were encouraged to take notes for our recipe book which enhanced engagement. No complaints!
Perhaps because of the long weekend, I was the only person signed-up for the Sunday afternoon class so I ended up getting a private class with Nodi (hope I got that right). The kitchen is spacious and well appointed, all the prep has been done ahead of time so that you can just start cooking. Fabulous teacher, great recipes and amazing food. I highly recommend signing up for one of these great classes!
My friends and I enjoyed the cooking class a lot. It was a great session for us, to discover the ingredients for the dishes, and we are now able to cook the Tom yam soup that we like to our taste.
Nam was a great, knowledgeable and funny teacher. Because it was a longer class we actually got to pick out the vegetables that we used in the class which made the dishes more tasty than the other two schools I went to who had 2-3 hour class times and really couldn't take us all individually shopping. You could taste the differences.
Great experience all around. Our host was phenomenal and so were her recipes. I would highly recommend this class - what an experience and we are already planning for our first meal at home. Dress in cool comfy clothes.
Easy recipe and nice teachers!
Great class with a lovely host. Make sure you skip breakfast and lunch because you’re going to be absolutely stuffed.
As I'd done a wonderful cooking class in Chiang Mai the week before, I searched the internet for one in Bangkok. Wow to find a food carving course was a bonus as I'd admired the carved food on the cruise ships that we had traveled on over the passed 15 years. It was fantastic to see and learn the technique to produce the wonderful items myself. Our teacher was 'One'.... Yes strange name but what a lovely, patient and gently person. I did the 5 hour carving course with a guy from Israel and we had so much fun together... As it was held at a restaurant, they also prepared us a fantastic lunch, Pad Thai, while we continued to learn. I would highly recommend that you do the course to learn how to carve food so that your next dinners would be special and your friends would be so amazed.... I will be doing this again when we next return to Bangkok. Regards Lee from Australia
We really enjoyed our express cooking class- everything was so well prepared. We got a small booklet with all recipes and more information- all steps were so easy. Amazing results with actually simple ingredients- sooo delicious ! with lots of fun the time passed by and we ended up doing some singing and dancing Will definitely do more courses there 😀👍
Great class with a brilliant teacher. I was the only student so had a private class. The food was amazing and there were opportunities to take pictures of the food too
Really enjoyed our cooking class. Didn't realise how easy it is to make beautiful vegetarian Thai food .
I can highly recommand this cooking class. The instructor was very friendly and explained everything very detailed. We made 8 differnet dishes/sides and I was allowed to eat them all or take them away. Can't wait to cook the recipes at home. Thank you so much!
I took the afternoon class which typically has less students. There was a total of 7 of us learning Thai cooking. The teacher was amazing and knew what he was doing. We made Tom Yum Chili paste and eight dishes. Go to the class hungry because you eat your way through the class. I highly recommend May Kaidee's cooking class.
The cooking class was so nice in involving recipes for vegan and vegetarians and especially with it in unique, authentic Thai taste. Loved us learning dancing and Thai too afterwards.
It shouldn'tbe, but it was a private class cause my boyfriend and I were the only two that day so it was a very intimate class, they teach very good and they are very kind!! I learned how to cook 7 different vegrtarian/vegan dishes dishes from the thai tradition!! Highly recommended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Really friendly staff, they are happy to accommodate the recipes according to your allergies, while still providing tgeir secret tips! I was in late due to traffic jam but they still welcomed me with a bog smile. That day I was alone so it was like a private class. You’ll get to eat the food you cook, so it’s a pretty good value! And magically the food tasted great! I was supposed to cook 3 recipes but ended up cooking 4 as we added mango & sticky rice and you can doggy-bag them home if it’s too much to eat :). You also get a free recipe books with more in it! I would be happy to do another class and learn more if I only gad more time!
The vibe us super relaxed, I arroved late due to traffic jam, but the chef was super welcoming. I was the only student of the day so I had a private class all for myself! We actually cooked more dishes than those illustrated in the guide and surprisingly enough they were delicious! The recipes book you get with the class is quite cool too and contains more recipes. The chef is happy to accommodate the ingrediates according to your allergies and is a really funny guy. I enjoyed so much than I’m thinking about asking for a second one with different recipes!
I could’ve done without the dance at the end, but the rest was flawless. I will delight guests with these recipes for a looong time to come.
It was great to learn vegetarian Thai cooking. The place was clean. The instructors were very friendly and had a good sense of humor.
Love that it covered the basics and I have some easy recipes for Home.
Great balance of activities between cooking and interaction. Instructor was friendly and professional. Superb experience.
I've tried several Thai cooking classes, but Mai Kaidee's seems to be the most logical in that the instructor reviewed the recipe before cooking. For the cooking session, you had to follow the recipe. The other classes hand out a recipe book at the end. The instructor was very bubbly, pleasant, and gave useful instructions.
Great instructor who was friendly and professional. Food was simple and delicious. Will recommend others to try.
I had a great time at this class. I met other lovely travellers and we shared in a very cool experience. Our Chef host, Noode, took us through so many recipes and we cooked up a storm. We ate a lot of food that was very tasty. By the end I was full and we were offered take away containers to take our food home in. Noode was so kind and warm, offering us plenty of detail about the food and was really knowledgeable when we had questions about the food and culture. We laughed. We cooked. We ate and ate and ate and we danced and sang. This was a true highlight of my Bangkok stay. Great to make vegan versions of some Thai classics that I actually cooked for friends back at home just last night. Highly recommended.
This was one of my Bangkok highlights. Spending a few hours with a couple of people from all around the world, laughing, cooking and eating...so much eating. I love Thai food and learning quite a few recipes and how to adapt ingredients into vegan versions that were extremely fast was wonderful. Our host was generous and gracious with his time and energy, answering questions and sharing his skills. I was sad to stop visiting my local Thai restaurant as they couldnt do vegan cooking. I am thrilled to be able to do 6 or 7 dishes plus sauces from scratch myself. Highly recommended.
I really loved the cooking course with Nim! We were in a small group of 5 and sometimes paired up but there was so much food that it was ok (I've been eating leftovers for breakfast and reminiscing about the class for two days). We learned 10 recipes in the short time and had so much fun. It's pushed me to try and find a real wok and mortar and pestle before I fly home :)
Loved learning about veg thai cooking. Could have been more food though. Small school, but plenty of space for the amount of students who were there.
The class made Thai cooking easy! I had a great time and would go back for another class next time I'm in Bangkok. They were professional, helpful, and fun. A great way to spend my time and money.
Fun and insightful class!! Perfect for vegetarians who are looking to learn how to make tasty Thai food. All dishes were super delicious. The mango sticky rice was one of my favorites. If you're still deciding what to do in Bangkok, this place is a perfect choice.
I had a wonderful time and learnt so much. The teacher was lovely , very good at keeping the pace and explaining us different techniques. Really fun class
Totally recommend this place for everyone. Every dish was so tasty and the teacher was so nice. The class was really fun. I will definitely go back to do it again and try different dishes.
My friend and I took this class. We got to prepare 6 dishes and it was a fantastic experience to learn about the basic of Thai cooking. Then I got to eat the food I made. All dishes tasted so good. In addition everyone received a recipe booklet. This is a great activity.
Small class so very good tuition. Friendly and genuine staff. Egg in pad Thai recipe but can be omitted. Overall highly recommended.
Best cooking lesson, leaned so many things!
Nim was a great teacher she explains how to make everything slowly and makes you feal that you can do this at home no problem well explained and very nice people would come here for more cooking lessons
The cooking class at May Kadees was one of our highlights during seven months of travelling. Our teacher Kina was great, really funny and made the course absolutely worthwhile. At the beginning of the course you get a recipe book with all the recipes included and how to prepar them step by step. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience!!
It was a very nice cooking class! Our chef was very friendly, we even celebrates songkran in the evening (the cooking class was in the morning). The recepies are easy and JAM!
Kina was so great—we loved the cooking class and look forward to more classes at May Kaidee's Cooking School! Highly recommend.
Let me start first by saying that I am not a vegetarian. Great experience and a lot of fun. We had taken a Thai cooking class last trip to Bangkok, but did this one for a different experience. Recipes were very flavorful surprisingly, without any fish sauce at all. I liked this different take on Thai and will definitely make some of the recipes.