This was a great experience in Chiang Mai, there were multiple options and the class was very interesting and dynamic. The location is super nice as well, on a little farm where they grow their own produce. Very friendly team. Highly recommend!
reviewed by Laure B | Apr 2019
It was a Sunday morning well spent at the cooking class with my husband who can’t cook and my adult son who wants to start cooking more often. Except for the flies( cos it’s that time of the year, we were told ), it was an enjoyable time learning to stir fry, pound the curry ingredients which gave off fragrance almost immediately and picking up some useful tips for thai cooking. They have a lovely garden with a pond, nice environment. And they provided transport , which was helpful.
We love my family and me this classroom . It was really fun and the dishes were very good
A great experience cooking Thai food in the place that is extremely well managed. The best activity we had in Thailand!
Peanut was nice and devoted. The half-day program was well organized. The place where we cooked was nice as well.
Cours annoncé de 17h à 21h, sommes arrivés plus tard sur place (service de navette gratuit pratique) après un passage par le marché pour nous montrer qq ingrédients et repartis quasiment 1h plus tôt. Mais petit groupe sympa, bonne organisation, avons préparé 3 plats différents (1 soupe, 1 curry et 1 autre plat) que nous avons chacun choisi parmi 3 propositions. Très agréable de découvrir les "secrets" de la cuisine thaï (nombre impressionnant d'ingrédients) et de manger au final des plats aussi savoureux qu'au resto !
We had an amazing time at Mama Noi's cooking class. We made 3 amazing dishes, you can select which dish you would like to make, and we were so full from the first two that we weren't able to finish eating the third dish. The instructions were quite easy to follow and Peanut, our instructor provided a very entertaining and enjoyable class. Highly recommend this experience and one of the best pad thai we had in all of Thailand!
My boyfriend and I had an incredible experience. The staff was funny and friendly. I’ve never cooked such delicious food. Couldn’t have been a better experience!
Food was excellent! I never thought that ill be coming home with the knowledge of cooking Thai cuisine. Even though i am not a professional cook, the lesson was advance however the instructor helped me understand and follow and the process patiently. We had a tour at the local market and the school's own organic herb garden. The staff were very accommodating and we got to share some good laugh, great conversation and topics under the sun. Then we all feasted with delight and great taste.
Me encanto la clase! Nunca había estado en una y supero mis expectativas, es en un ambiebte muy bien montado. Todo lo que preparamos simplemente delicioso, llevo 30 días en Tailandia y el Pad Thai más rico que probé fue el que hicimos nosotros. Al final te regalan un libro con las recetas. Compartir con los demás los compañeros también muy divertido. Si vienen de viaje a Tailandia es una experiencia que no deben perder. Me gustó tanto que al final me quede al día completo
My friends and I adored this class and learned so much! The trip to the market was just a quick stop (the school already had all the ingredients) but was a fun detour. The farm is beautiful and the cooking pavilions are large and well organized. Our cooking teacher, "Peanut" was friendly, funny, and spoke impressive English. They laid out all the ingredients for our choice of dishes, and described each one, then walked us though preparing each course. Everything we made was delicious! Don't worry if you can't eat everything in one sitting; the kitchen can package your food to take with you. At the end of the class they gave each of us a beautiful recipe book, so we can make these recipes again one we get home.
I loved every moment of this experience - thank you Mama Noi! The hosts were awesome, hilarious and had a wonderful energy about them. It was a pleasure being in their warm and vibrant hospitality and the food was knock out!
The course: We took the evening cooking course (17:00-21:00). It begun with pickup between 4 and 4:45, and they arrived roughly 4:30. We then picked up other guests and had a short visit to the market where the cooking instructor met us and showed us the fresh ingredients we’d be using, when they are typically used and what flavours they contribute, and we passed them round. We then had 15 mins to explore the market. Contrary to some other reviews I enjoyed this experience and thought it added a nice touch. We then drove to the farm based cooking course and sat down in our groups to pick the 3 recipes we individually wanted to make. One soup, one stir fry and one curry. We also had the choice of vegetarian option with tofu vs meat. Essentially we were organised into a few groups colour coded by plates, and the instructor was able to simultaneously instruct us all despite our dishes being different. I appreciated this, as it helped you appreciate the similarities between dishes and how certain Ingredients form the backbone of Thai dishes. I appreciated how vegetarian substitutions/options were offered for every applicable ingredient. We then all ate the food we cooked. We also made Thai tea, which was delicious. We were also given at the end a cookbook of all recipes on offer in all courses (half day morning and evening, full day) and then drop off back to the hotels. Overall comments: Very pleased with the value for money of the course, including pick up and drop off, the cookbook, and a very large amount of good food to eat including the option to take the last course (the curry) home if we were too full up. The cookbook was very good, including details of all the ingredients with pictures, the flavours they contribute, the curry pastes, and the dishes. Love it! The course itself felt a bit rushed, as 3-4 different dishes being cooked by different people, but (having never done a cooking course before) I would assume this is very much the norm in these cooking schools if people are offered the choice to cook their own menu. The instructor is excellent and managed it well and I didn’t feel neglected or unable to keep up.
Loved the idea of going to market but would have enjoyed more time exploring it as many of the fruits, vegetables, and spices are not known to those of us from diverse backgrounds. Overall, fun time cooking and learning. Aime was entertaining and friendly. Thank you for the opportunity.
We took the half day class and we loved meeting the people in our group and learning to cook the Thai foods! Our guide was great at teaching and the food was delicious! I would recommend this to anyone, even if you don't love cooking! It's a great experience for anyone.