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
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.