Best Cooking Classes in Bangkok

23 October 2012
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Thai food is certainly delicious. Here at Flight Centre, we love pad thai, pad see ew and kao pad. And where better than in Thailand's colourful capital, Bangkok, to learn the tips and tricks of traditional Thai cooking? For an authentic experience in Thai cuisine and culture, check out our best Thai cooking classes.

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Blue Elephant Cooking School
With a long-standing reputation for excellence, Bangkok's Blue Elephant Thai Cooking Classes, conveniently located opposite the Surasak Skytrain station will have you cooking up a Thai style storm upon your return home. Book a series of morning or afternoon private or group classes and upon completion, receive a Blue Elephant Cooking School certificate and a take-home cooking set, which includes a souvenir apron. Blue Elephant Cooking School are known for their attention to detail, giving you unique insight into the Thai culture and cooking approach.

Bangkok Baipai Cooking School
Baipai Cooking School is located in a beautiful suburban villa on Ngam Wongwan Road in down town Bangkok and offers two daily home-style classes during where you will learn to cook four Thai dishes. The emphasis is on Thai technique, innovative use of ingredients and aesthetic presentation. Get to know your ingredients and enjoy preparing traditional Thai dishes in a bright, relaxed, open-plan kitchen before sampling the results of your labour upstairs at the friendly communal table.

Amita Thai Cooking Class
Amita Thai Cooking Class, located along the Chao Phraya River in the old town of Bangkok, includes an informative trip to the herb garden, recipes and instruction for four authentic Thai dishes. Within the homely environment of a one hundred year-old household, learn Thai culture and cooking technique before enjoying the fruits of your labour on the verandah overlooking the canal. Private cooking classes can also be arranged.

Silom Thai Cooking School
In a small, fun and relaxed class in Silom Soi, opposite Narai Hotel in Bangkok, learn to cook authentic Thai dishes from qualified Thai chefs in a traditional open Thai kitchen. Start early at the local outdoor market, where you'll gather the fresh ingredients you'll need to prepare a five course Thai feast, including the herbs and whole spices required to make the perfect green curry paste from scratch. Select a course to suit you and take home an illustrated recipe book.

Manohra Thai Cooking Class
Manohra Thai Cooking Class is a cooking school with a difference. Your four-hour lesson takes place on board a beautifully converted teak wood rice barge, beginning before you board, at the local markets. With your guide, select fresh ingredients for four Thai dishes and a dessert, which will be prepared whilst on board your moving vessel. Enjoy cooking and cruising the Chao Phraya River, under the instruction of professional chefs. Admire along the way, The Grand Palace, Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) and Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). Enjoy your meal as you make it and take home a souvenir apron as a memento of your trip.

Xanthe Coward

Xanthe's favourite travel destinations are the Greek Islands, Indonesia, Fiji and Vanuatu. With a background in performing arts, fine food, wine and good times, Xanthe enjoys travel that brings her close to the locals and their leisure activities. Being a theatre reviewer means that Xanthe will always do dinner and a show before checking out the late night city scene and still be up early to find the markets and a decent pot of chai.