Enjoy our half-day cooking class and cook 4 dishes of your choice with a 30 minute educational tour at Koh Samui local market to learn the beauty of Thai herbs, spices and vegetables. Finally, enjoy a delectable Thai lunch or dinner that you've learned how to make yourself.
What I liked: The lesson is taught very systematically and help is provided throughout the lesson.
What to know: Lesson is well structured; market tour followed by cooking class. Everyone gets to cook individually with their own stove in an outdoor setup.
Good for: Learning the cultural mannerisms and interacting with locals.
How to get there: Pickup and drop off is provided by the cooking class.
Stir Fried Noodles
Included for all classes : Mango Sticky Rice Dessert
*Any dish can be made with chicken, beef, pork,prawn, squid, fish or vegetarian version.
Pickup and Drop-off service for Hotels located in these areas: Chaweng, Bophut, East of Mae Nam and Choen mon. *No pick up service after Mae Nam area*
You will receive the confirmation of your booking's availability within 24 hours. Once confirmed, please present your booking reference number at the cooking school.
Full refund will be issued for cancellation made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
Loved how we went in market. How you explain about veggies and spices. How we cooked
It was well delivered, and the meal we cooked absolutely tasty delicious.
We had a super morning. We loved walking around the food market with an expert like Monk to tell us all about the different ingredients and herbs and spices used in Thai cooking. The lesson itself was fantastic and we all got to cook and make our favourite Thai dishes according to our own tastes!! We were made to feel very welcome and the whole team were so friendly and really keen to make our experience authentic.
A great experience - learned so much about Thai food raw materials and how to cook. Even though I have done a lot of Thai cooking it was great to get a lot of simple tips on how to improve the dishes. The chef did a great job of explaining all the cooking steps. And, at the end, our food tasted great.
Great morning spent with our enthusiastic and passionate chef! Loved the market tour. Just tried cooking the Tom Ka back home and it tasted great!! This course showed me that actually Thai cooking is not as complex as I had thought, once you know the tricks and understand the ingredients it’s super simple and sooo tasty! Thanks for the great class something I will keep forever! Way better than any souvenir! 👌🏽👏🏽
Thank you so much! Best time, so awesome to have a vegetarian accommodated so well!
Right from pick up, through the food market then off to Smiley's outdoor kitchen - the day was fantastic and a highlight of our trip. Hope to be able to recreate the dishes to the standard Smiley helped us cook to now that we are home again :) Thank you so much for a wonderful experience - we highly recommend to others.
Chef Mong was absolutely fantastic taking his time to make sure we understood the ingredients very relaxed and great fun. The dishes were simple to make and delicious such a great atmosphere & only 5 people which was even better. The class was help at home in the out door cooking area it was decorated beautifully and very clean and spacious. After every dish all pans were removed and fresh ones given to us. Over all an absolutely fantastic morning at the market and cooking would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Thailand
I totally recommend this class, it's outdoors, great chef, well explained, we learned useful basics, I had loads of fun
Everything was wonderful. Simple food cooked well!
Smiley cook gently guided us through the local market shopping explaining the simple Thai produce needed for our class. Although we had a frustrating delay with non starters, the morning was a pleasant homely experience for our family group of 3 generations. We learned about important basic Thai flavour preparations and how with just 4-5 ingredients a beautiful dish can be completed!
This was exactly what cooking class should be. Great atmosphere, delicious food, friendly smiling cook :) Thank you Bung for such great experience ;)
This was a great half day and coming from someone like me who barely can fry eggs, this really means something. We were driving first to the local market where we got loads of information about Thai cooking, ingredients and how you can tell kf seafood is fresh or not. Following this, we drove to our host’s house. We choose four dishes we wanted to do from a list provided and went step by step through the process of creating the dish. An absolutely lovely and knowledgeable host, so much fun and great food - you can’t ask for more. Completely recommended!
The class was interesting tasty and enjoyable
It is easier than the first impresion and much testier. Very good explanations and demonstrations. We loved every moment and taste. Highly recomended.
I am really happy that we decided to book the cooking class. Our teacher spoke English very well and explained everything in detail. The four dishes we cooked tastet different from the food you get in the restaurants and we really enjoyed eating!
We had a great time , the teacher was excellent , and the food was delicious .
We had an amazing start off at the local market where we were taught and explained about the ingredients and localThai cuisine. After the market, we were demonstrated how to prepare some of the sauces and also the ingredients for our 4 recipes that we have chosen to cook as a group before at the market. The steps were explained clearly and very simply that we totaly felt like we were at home cooking with some friends! How fun it was to learn, interact, cook our own Thai dishes the correct way and finally get to devour our meal in a lovely home environment! Thank you for the friendly and enjoyable lesson Mong!
Everything about this class was amazing! Highly recommend this class! We loved it. The food was beyond amazing. Big portions, and sooo good!!!! Truly can’t say enough! The instructor was very knowledgeable and patient with teaching how to cook and made sure we were all having a good time!
Great, fun, and delicious!
Pick up and drop off service from your accommodation then into a tour of the markets at Bangrak where you see, smell, and learn about all of the imgredients used in Thai cooking. As a group (Max of 5) you choose 4 dishes from the list, the ingredients are bought fresh for you, and you go to the Smiley Cook school for an outside cookery lesson. Food was delicious! Class was fun, interactive, and Mong was a brilliant teacher.
Would highly recommended
Would do it again!
All we could of asked for and more. The day started with a free pick up from the hotel followed by a really interesting tour of the market, with each product being explain to us. As a group we decided what we would like to cook. When we arrived at the cooking school we were all given homemade tea and drinking water while some of the ingredients were prepared. As a whole group we prepared all of our dishes before cooking them and tucking into them for lunch. An altogether excellent morning.
Such a good and interactive class. Teacher was informative and funny. Definitely feel like I could cook this at home, couldn't recommend it enough. The market tour shows you just how much really goes into Thai food!
Enjoyed the class,going to the market.The time soon went. Will give the recipe a go when I return to the UK.
Refer to my review on tripadvisor. The class was fun and the chef was very funny. The market tour was even better. Didn't realise how many ingredients go into Thai cuisine. Incredible!
Great experience with great chefs, a very homely and traditional feeling!
Very fun and friendly, we cooked in the garden of their home. Market tour was interesting. I liked that the recipies are chosen by the participants from a lidt of suggestions The class was a little short, I expected to make more curry pastes. But then again you pay for what you get and with this in mind it was perfect price value.
Enjoyable, worthwhile and informative
we had a great day. we were a group of 5 people. there is a good ambiance. the leader takes the time to explain. there is a choice among the proposed recipes.
Our first visit to a cooking class, it was very interesting first of all with a local market visit, to see and get the herbs,spices etc required, this was very well explained . Then on to the class, Bung the chef was excellent the preparation for each dish was well explained to all. Each of the four dishes were prepared then all were cooked with full instruction given , and finally we sat and ate the cooked food. The class was made easy with pick up and return to the hotel included, an excellent value for money course.
We got to choose 4 different dishes that we canted to cook. It was very well structured and everything went smooth. Also the free pick up. This cooking class was very well worth it and I recommend it for anyone who comes to Samui.