Why “Thai Akha”?

Why cooking with Us?
Akha Tribe

The “Akha” people immigrated and became citizens of Thailand in the early 1900’s through China, Laos and Myanmar.
There are now 80,000 Akha people living in small villages in the mountains of Thailand. Akha people have their own traditions, culture and beliefs, different from the rest of Thailand, as many hill tribes do.

Thai Akha Kitchen is run by Akha people who were born and raised in Thailand. We love Thai food just as much as you!

So we would like to invite you to experience Akha food and Akha culture.
Give us a chance to tell you our story.
Our small culture will sooner or later cease to exist and will become forgotten, so this is our chance to pass down our traditions and cooking styles to the world in hope that at least some parts of it will live through people who continue to use our techniques.

Akha Food is totally different from Thai Food and is much healthier and fresher.
Akha people have a saying: “There are only three things in jungle that you can’t eat, and nobody knows what they are”.

In other words, we haven’t found anything that’s not edible yet!

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6 Reason to choose us

Why choose “Thai Akha Kitchen”?

Learn About Akha People

We are the first and only cooking school in Thailand where you have a chance of learning how to cook Akha Food, in a traditionally outdoor setting.

Experience A Different Culture

It’s not just about learning how to cook, we also share our history, culture and lifestyle through food.
Come and experience a real hidden culture!

Vegetarian Lover

All of our dishes are mainly plant based, and can be tailored to your dietary needs easily.

All By Yourself

You will be guided through the cooking process, but you will be in charge of your own station, equipment, giving you ultimate control and learning potential.

Detailed Explanations

We really pay attention to all the details to make sure you are learning correctly; you will be instructed by a Thai-Akha Chef, who has had 4 years’ experience catering front line in the USA.

Learn 11 Dishes

Where other schools only offer 6 dishes, with us you will learn how to prepare 11.

Thai Akha Kitchen Packages

Thai Akha Kitchen - Market Tour - Cooking Class - Chiang Mai
Thai Akha Kitchen - Market Tour - Cooking Class - Chiang Mai
Thai Akha Kitchen - Market Tour - Cooking Class - Chiang Mai
Book your class, immediately receive our Cook Book PDF file 

Services included in price:

Cooking Class

Services included in our Morning or Evening Cooking Class

Pick Up from/to your Accommodation
For more info visit our Pick Up Free Area page
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Full Color Paper Cook Book
For more info visit our Cook Book pag
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Gift for every Students
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Free Drink
Water, Coffee, Tea, Complimentary samples of locally grown Akha Hill Tribe Coffee

Local Fresh Market Tour – No Cooking

Services included in our Local Fresh Market Tour

Pick Up from/to your Accommodation
For more info visit our page: Pick Up Free Area page.
Click here for more Info

Fluent English – Thai speaking guide.

Fees and handling charges for food and drinks.

“Handbook” with the name of all the dishes, fruits, vegetables, etc. that we’ll discover in this tour.
The handbook will be in English, Thai and it will include the pronunciation in Thai. You can take this book with you after the tour.

A Cross Bag (custom-made Akha bag)
with a bottle of drinking water, hand sanitary tissue, pen and an umbrella (to be returned after the tour is finished).

A Thai traditional Lunch Box
with a spoon, fork and chopsticks (to be returned after the tour finished).

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