My son and I absolutely loved our experience with the Bangkok Thai cooking Academy! All staff were very professional, kind and knowledgeable. They catered to our needs nicely and were flexible which we really appreciated! Now that I have more hands on experience with these recipes, I feel ready to duplicate them at home. I am recommending this class to all my friends who visit Bangkok!
reviewed by Alicia A | Oct 2018
Loved the class. Excellent instruction. Great results and I feel like I can cook some Thai dishes when I get home. Brilliant teacher too. Fun for all involved.
The head chef was funny. She is good in explaining things. Its was a wonderful experience to go to the market and determine a few ingredients and their characteristics.
My cooking class at the academy was great! The instructor was super nice, patient and funny. The food was to die for and you get to recreate the recipes ar home. I definitely recommend this place to everyone.
I have done many cooking classes in several countries and this was definitely in my top! Good value for money, extremely competent, knowledgeable and organized trainer chefs Daw and Lekkie! I thought the strongest point is that you learn to cook a ton of dishes because every single participant chooses the dishes they want to cook, but then the trainer lists steps and ingredients to all students for all dishes. Recipes were fantastic and way tastier than some I had had in proper thai restaurants. Don’t hesitate! Just book it!
Was fun, informative and well run
we took a thai coming class in Bangkok. it was the highlight of our trip. the instructor was funny and very attentive. she handled all the needs of the class . it was a lot of fun and interactive with the other students, we all got along very well. I would totally recommend this activity for everyone. it was extremely well organized.
This was the perfect length of time and great lesson. The instructor could not have been more lovely and was super at explaining the techniques and ingredients used. A great introduction to Thai cooking.
Great team! Was good to really cook all the dishes by yourself and not just watch others doing it.
Dao made our cooking class a phenomenal experience! We are so pleased with what we learned and really enjoyed cooking and eating such delicious food!
I really enjoyed the experience! The food was really good and I can’t wait to do it again at home.
The market tour was kind of short but we gained knowledge of different types of vegetable. The teacher is good and instruction was clear. Will recommend friends to attend for sure!
It was great how we got to choose our own dishes! My boyfriend was a bit worried that it would be too quick for him but the class was easy to follow and we both had a great time. Our hosts were lovely and made a real effort to make sure everyone was having fun. They have a great selection of dishes to choose from (even Khao Soi) we would definitely recommend!
Very informative. 5 dishes easily prepared with all questions answered. The instructor also showed us the ingredients for each sauce and offered all Recipes prepared in class. I look forward to taking another class.
The instructor, staff, and facility are excellent.
Sehr freundlich ,fragen wurden beantwortet, hilfsbereit. Alle haben mitgemacht. Ich werde sicher noch einmal einen Kurs besuchen. Gut gemacht !
I had a ton of fun, it was great that every participant got their own cooking station and got to select their own dishes. I wish the market tour had been a bit longer and that we got to make the curry paste from scratch, but otherwise it was a fantastic experience! Would definitely come back and do another course.
Boss was very patient and told us lots of important things in Thai cooking!
Overall, it was a great experience. The variety at Bangkok Thai Cooking Academy in terms of dishes we were able to cook, was a bit greater than at other schools I've seen. It was nice to have the option to go a bit outside the typical dish selection of green curry, pad thai, fried rice, etc that all the other schools do and do something like Khao Soi and Pad See Ew and other less-common cooking school dishes. Instructors were friendly, had great english, and the food turned out delicious.
Once we started to cook the ingredients the teacher went a bit too fast but in general I really appreciated this class and I can’t wait to cook it back those delicious meals at home :)
From start to finish this was a very organised and well run operation. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and the food was fantastic! All of the staff were lovely. We were even able to take the copious amounts of food we had made away with us, as there was NO way we were able to eat it all!!!!
I had an amazing experience in Thailand. My 5-day trip was indeed worthwhile. This was a trip and experience to remember. I was able to visit the locals, got to talk to them, and learn from them during the market tour. I also had the freedom to choose my own course and provided me with vegetarian option. Cooking with strangers did not feel weird, instead it felt warm as if you are cooking with your family. Everyone was so kind. And i was able to create a sumptuous dish on my own. I was one with nature and Thai culture. As the day went by, i became to understand how important it is to preserve culture and i was able to bring that learning and experience home with me.
It was a really good experience with my friend.
Happy tummy and happy heart. Our short trip was fun filled thanks to this cooking class. We visited Bang Chak market to get some fresh ingredients. It was clean and the people were smiling and entertaining. We got to choose 5 dishes to learn upon booking and the instructor was so passionate about making us understand Thai culture and shared with us some cool hacks and secrets to Thai cuisine. Since he was energetic, we never had a dull moment during the class. Overall, it was insightful and fun-filled!
The whole experience was great. The teacher had lots of enthusiasm and made it fun. Everything was well prepared and the fact that you were able to cook 6 dishes in one session was great. All in all, I would highly recommend this cooking school.
A group of three of us attended and it was great being able to choose dishes that we each preferred and being able to try their options at the end too. The variety was what sold us on this class and we weren't let down. The teacher, Unice, was great. She was easy to understand even giving instructions for multiple dishes at once. I would highly recommend!!
Short market visit, Lot of choice in the menu, that is great. The teaching is more how to prepare the vegetables and then you pour bowl 1,2,3,4 in the pan, and thats it. I am maybe a little severe, food was really excellent, it is so good to eat fresh food intead of these horrible buffet or pre-cooked meal as in many restaurant.
Lots of fun and tasty dishes.
Unnise made my birthday cooking experience super amazing, the food was prep to perfection, the food was delicious and plenty to take back to our apartment for dinner. The entire staff was amazing!
My wife and I attended this class on the last day of our visit to Bangkok. We regret not attending the class sooner. We learned how to cook several Thai dishes and learned about various types of ingredients used in Thai cuisine during the market tour. We had fun taking this class and recommend it to anyone interested in cooking.
It was a good time, learned to make lots of dishes and found out that Thai cooking is not that hard once you have the right ingredients. One thing I would change is to cook a few courses and then eat them. Not cook all five at once. Best Timothy
I love, love, love this cooking experience in Thailand. Best part is getting able to choose from a long list of dish options. Other programs force you into their standard menu. This was my third time in 3 years and enjoyed it tremendously. One improvement, IMO, was dropping the time consuming and physically challenging process of grinding your own curries and spice mixtures. Historically and culturally interesting, but even Thai people don't do that anymore. Learning how to buy at the Asian grocery store will surely be a much more useful skill once I am back home. (Pro tip: bring a GoPro on a small tripod or clip mount. Cooking 5 Thai dishes can get intense. Having a video helps me remember exactly what I did once the ingredients went into the wok.)
The instructor was awesome! We had so much fun.
Informative, and fun:)
We enjoyed the short tour around the market to see the local product we would be using. The chef explained clearly as we cooked making sure we all ended with 5 incredible meals. It was the best food we ate in Bangkok in the three days we were there....and we made it!
The instructors were very good and made the experience fun.
It was very fun and educational. Instructors made the session easy and interesting. Highly recommended to anyone who wants a different holiday experience.
Very energetic teaching staff, very nice course mate. The arrangement of market visiting, ice-breaking game and cooking are so enjoyable. The food that we cooked were all super tasty!
This was a professional and well-organized school. Clean, well prepped, and carefully managed and monitored during cooking process. We were able to choose amount 4-5 dishes for 4 courses. (There was a 5th course, a dessert course, that we witnessed but didn’t make.) I liked this element of choice. For dishes with curries, we were told what was in the curry but didn’t actually make it. However, they did give a link to an online site with all recipes which I am excited to explore. The market visit was a vegetable stand in the alley market nearby. We were shown many interesting vegetables and described the flavor and use. The guide and instructor was friendly, full of info, passionate and fun.
We enjoyed the short stroll to the market where we got lots of vegetables explained. Cooking was fun, although i'm not sure who will do all the preparation back at home ;-) the guys had done a good job for us! Everything Is well organized, Anniz tried her best in keeping the lesson fun and educative at the same time.
GREAT time and I feel well prepared with the online recipes provided to cook Thai at home in Canada.
The tour of the market was a GREAT added value and "Wink" was a wonderful guide! Our friends and family back in Canada are all asking for a Thai dinner which will come shortly. Thanks for your help and insights into Thai cooking and culture.
Our teacher Eunice was hilarious and made the day so enjoyable! The instructions were easy to follow and all the food was delicious 😋
We enjoyed the class. The chef was really friendly. Suggest placing the ingredient list on the table for better understanding. If time permits maybe also give a few alternative ingredients for foreigners who are unable to get the intended correct items.
Really nice class and teachers
Super fun.. Know the basic of how to cook Thai food...taste good.. 😍😍
The class was really good, we had a lot of fun. The teacher was awesome, good English skills and managed to coordinate everything, although everyone had a different menu. We enjoyed it and recommend it.
Very nice bunch of instructors assisted the class activities, friendly environment, informative , very well organised
We loved our cooking class, everything is clean, everbody is nice and the recipes are easy and the food tastes very good! We can really recommended this cooking class!!
The staff is very friendly and funny, the entire cooking session was full of laughs. Definitely will come back for the intermediate level next time.
Brilliant class excellent teachers fun funny and restaurant quality results! Highly recommended
The teacher for our small morning group was great and easy to follow. The two young women who greeted us at the meeting point were also very friendly and helpful playing backup roles during the class. That said, I feel like they’re trying to cram too much into too short an amount of time. The “market tour” really wasn’t. We walked to a stall where they’d clearly prearranged with the owner to stand there and show us which vegetables were which. We didn’t actually buy any ingredients there, nor were we shown “how” best to shop at an open-air market like this. It wasn’t at all busy; it would have been easy enough to actually do a short tour. And if that’s not in the cards, then why go at all? The produce lesson could have happened in the classroom I chose this class solely for the ability to pick my own five dishes to learn. I’m glad I did, but even the cooking was not completely ours. Our instructor showed us what went into each dish, and has us chop vegetables but when it was time to cook, other things — mainly proteins — suddenly appeared by our cooking stations. All in all, probably the most I could hope for in a half-day class; next time I’d choose something a bit more intensive.
The guide we had was great. Spoke English well, was informative at the market visit explaining the different fruit and vegetables. The cooking class was great, with well explained easy steps. The food we cooked was delicious. Would highly recommend this cooking class and would love to do another one with them the next time we're in Bangkok
It was amazing. The trainer really helps you a lot and everyone is very friendly. Will definitely do it again! ❤️❤️❤️
The fact that you go first to a nearby market and learn about the ingredients before you head to the cooking academy and prepare them creating your chosen meal makes the experience very authentic. Dao was such a good and entertaining teacher. Thanks to her and her assistants, it was absolutely nice to visit.
I enjoyed every aspect of the class. Easy presentation and informative. Very pleasant surroundings. Market section was great. Would love to prepare the curry pastes etc myself. Perhaps another time. Online recipes and instructions are great reminders of the processes shown and used in the class.
Lots of cooking classes in Bangkok, but you can't go wrong with this one!
Had a fun morning and learned a lot about Thai ingrediënts and cooking. The Chef was funny and Clear in her indtructions
Thoroughly enjoyed learning Thai cooking at this class. The instructors were great and taught us to cook several dishes in under 4 hours.
Absolutely love being able to cook FIVE different authentic Thai meals. We had as much freedom as a cooking class on a schedule could offer. I enjoyed that not everything was pre prepared in that we still cut all of our own veggies and such. We also fully cooked all of our meals. I was happy with all my meals but I had friends that loved the experience but were not the most satisfied with their final meals. Definitely one of the better cooking classes in Bangkok!
We enjoyed so much Teacher was professional Dishes were big portions
Great market tour and class. Fun and knowledgeable staff. Have already recommended it!
It was a good experience and we got a chance to be juste three of us! Nice place to cook good ambiance and Seen a good instructor!
The class was fun and we made some tasty food. We attended the class with an 8 and 10 year old and they also enjoyed the class and the food. The instructors were informative and entertaining and I would recommend attending the class.
My wife and I love to eat and cook! If you enjoy that too this is the class for you. The class was very fluid and informative. The communication was great and the course was full of satire. GREAT STAFF!!!
I got chance to visit local markets before cooking the really authentic Thai food.
Loved the cooking class ! Teachers were friendly and fun ! It was well organized and hands on. Def would come back to take some more classes.
I recommend this cooking class to my friend.
We loved the experience. It was interesting going to the market & having some knowledge of the vegetables & herbs. The teacher Sin was good fun. So well organised & good value.
great to have such opportunity to cook thai food
Cours de cuisine avec 3 ami.e.s à Bangkok, nous étions 10 participant.e.s en tout. La visite du marché était un peu courte et succincte mais le cours de cuisine a été une réussite ! C'est super de pouvoir choisir quels plats on souhaite cuisiner et de les déguster à la fin ! Même si la cheffe est parfois peu patiente et a tendance à faire à notre place dès qu'elle trouve qu'on est trop lents...
Spoke good English, was informative and easy to follow. Good fun and good food
We really enjoyed the cooking class. We learned a lot on the market and it is nice, that you can choose different dishes. Even for vegetarians it is delicious and gluten free cooking is possible as well. The sauces and herbs were all prepared. So we didn’t do the measuring ourselves.
Teacher was nice and the atmosphere was good! We enjoy the class very much!
There was plenty of friendly and knowledgeable bilingual staff (Thai, English, Spanish). They all helped us work through each recipe smoothly and efficiently. Each recipe was portioned our prior to arrival and Scene was fun and knowledgeable, teaching us about each type of ingredient. Our class was 8 people in total and that was a perfect number so no one got left behind. My group of 5 family members with different cooking experience would totally do this again!
Convenient location, very nice staff and highly recommend for friends!
Thanks for a wonderful experience, Ben. Your school is highly organise and very enjoyable. Top marks and five stars.
We had a great learning basic Thai cooking. The food was awesome.
Originally dragged to the cooking class, but left thoroughly satisfied. We were given great instruction, the environment was fun, and the food was so so good! Highly recommend to all.
What a great experience myself and my husband had. The market tour was very interesting and we got to see things we had never seen before. The cooking class was brilliant and the guide made it very easy to understand. We made some gorgeous dishes and met some lovely people. Definitely recommended.
Enjoyed my day!
The course was really well organised. The two chefs really knew what they were doing and had the seven of us each preparing, and cooking, 5 different courses, all at the same time. I certainly will return to take another cooking class.
Class was so much fun and well ran. Food was very tasty, environment was clean, and instructor did a great job. Definitely would recommend this location as a fun experience for anyone looking to spend a few hours learning to cook some Thai dishes.
Good general knowledge shared in the market showing us the herbs and explaining the used and benefits. We had very good guidance in preparing the food and cooking. Sharing some tips from the other participants too, we had 3 vegetarians and how the Chef adjusted ingredients was very useful. Very good value for money. Thx Guys
It was super fun. The techers and helpers are very nice and helpful. The market tour is fruitful. The dishes we made were very yummy.
The option to select your own dishes is a big plus when compared to other cooking class. We had a lot of fun learning about different Thai ingredients and instructor was humorous which makes the class more engaging. Most importantly the food tasted home cook and we could adjust the spicy level to our taste. This means we could thoroughly enjoy the labor of our morning. I recommended it to my friends instantaneously and would return in the future.
Bank was a wonderful chief. Full of information, engaging and funny. He, and the other staff were friendly and patient with our many questions. I would recommend this class!
The chef was great had good humour and knew what he was doing. The food that we cooked tasted great. The market tour was interesting as well
It was very difficult to find and contact the class. The cooking class was nice to do. It all goes fast so I hope the recipe on the internet will give a good explaining
Great class, excellent format, great instructors. Good selection of meals as well.
We loved it!!! Very informative, and so much fun. And the food was yummy too
The idea of each participant choosing the dishes he /she wants to learn is brilliant. I would not recommend the class for raw beginners. From the instructions given I got the feeling the instructor assumed the participants all had previous cooking experience. The group was small,only 4, and all of us got along well. All in an enjoyable experience
Great class so much fun
The instructor was hilarious, we had so much fun learing how to cook great Thai food. Would recommend to anyone.
From the moment we arrived we started to learn about the Thai cooking culture. We enjoyed looking at the markets. The cooking area felt clean and everything was well prepared. We had lots of fun cooking our chosen meals. Thank you!
The tour of the market was interesting and informative. The cooking experience was fun. The food was delicious 😋
Hope to have much choices of the dishes, and recipes to be given out before class starts so we can drop down some notes when needed , I went to the recipe link but have to try to recall some steps and sequence of preparing and cooking, so will prefer we can drop down notes during the classes.
nice choices, nice atmosphere, do it yourself balanced with preportioned help.
Lots of variety and informative chef. Well organised and very enjoyable.
It was so organized and informative. I love cooking and this taught me so much. The teachers were great and so much fun. I am planning on more classes and bring my friends. Great job.
We enjoyed the class so much! Can meet friends from different countries, cooked and ate together. Suggest if the menu can have more variety.
Well organized, a lot of informations about the ingredients on the market and at school.A lot of fun, delicious food. Recipes of the dishes you have chosen to cook.
The class was very well organised. You can choose 5 different dishes at your liking. The food was great quality and the class was not too big in size. All staff was super friendly. I was really impressed and on top of all, it was one of the cheaper classes I could find. A great experience...thank you.
Loved it all the dishes were delicious!! I highly recommend this class.
Really great class with a nice teacher. I was with 4 kids (from 14 to 17). We cooked 4 different meals each on 2 hours Everything was fine
Best cooking class I've ever attended! The tour to the market gave much needed background information to the food we made. The classroom was spacious, clean and air-conditioned. The room set-up was perfect for older people as we were able to sit most of the time to prepare our food (nice touch for my 80 year old mom with knee problem). The menu was great (since we can choose our own dishes). The chef is highly capable, confident and humorous. Hours filled with fun and excitement flew by and at the end, we left the class with wonderful memories and the ability to make authentic Thai food. Can't wait to try the recipes when I get home.
Is a very rare experience. That day we have a total of 11 students together on the cooking class, the teacher is very clear to different students to learn the materials and projects, very clearly explain and teach one by one, the whole process is very smooth and no difficulty, I and children learn together feel Happy to be promoted.
Is a very rare experience. That day we have a total of 11 students together on the cooking classs, the teacher is very clear to different students to learn the materials and projects, very clearly explain and teach one by one, the whole process is very smooth and no difficulty, I and children learn together feel Happy to be promoted.
Really good instruction and very happy with the results, but it ended too quickly.
I really appreciated the opportunity to select my own menu!
I highly enjoyed the class. It's amazing to select your own menus!
Especially I really liked that I can pick the dishes what I will learn. It was very fun to make Thai food and eat! I will take this class again for different menu if i would visit Bangkok in the future
wonderful experience to have the cooking class with ben! is really great fun！ will come back soon!
It was thankful not cancled even I was the only one for the class.
Very freindly chef, very clear explanations
What wonderful way to spend my last day in Bangkok. I booked this tour last minute and they were able to get me in the next day. The market tour was very insightful and helpful to all types of cooking. The class was unbelievably informative and exciting and our instructor, Air, was funny and so much fun! I love that you can choose your own dishes so you dont have to only make the food set for that day. They are so good at multitasking that all members of the group make their food perfect and on time, all finishing at the same time and learning how to make various dishes. I would recommend this company to anyone coming to Bangkok who is interested in taking a cooking class, hardly any previous cooking skills required!
really nice ans must go again
Spent a wonderful time learning and cooking. Chef Air was great, gave good tips to cooking. It was enjoyable and will definitely look forward to another session if I go to Bangkok again.
Learnt some interesting techniques, teacher (Air) and staff were great. Place very professional and clean. Would recommend to my friends
Had a so much fun half-day Thai cooking class learned how to cook 5 menu Especially the market tour was amazing
Good Organisation, friendly teacher, funny afternoon and yummy dishes
What we love about Bangkok Thai Cooking Academy: 1. The flexibility - you choose the dishes 2. The accessibility - the academy is not more than 200 meters away from the BTS; meeting place is just outside the BTS 3. The instructor - Air, our instructor is kind and was very hands-on 4. The classroom setting - Airconditioned All in all, we got our money's worth!
Went to this awesome cooking class with my daughter so this should be a "Must Do" on your next trip to BANGKOK-THAILAND. Liked that we could select from list the 5 items we would be cooking & eating. Small group of people, 1 Germany, 2 England, 2 Americans. Went to market to learn about fresh ingredients & spices which was really interesting. Wonderful people very helpful with improving all parts of cooking skills.
We chose this class because you can select the dishes of your choice that you will be cooking. The staff is super nice and helpful, and our group and class was fun and dynamic. I totally recommend this experience!
Every staff there are very nice!
Three of us joined a class given by Air at the Thai cooking Academy. We were able to select what we wanted to cook ! The class was extremely organized and informative and we enjoyed every second. The dishes were made were amazing - can't believe we made them ourselves! BEST cooking class in Bangkok!