Morning Cooking Class:
- Pick-up time: 8:30 am > 9:00 am
- Market tour: 9:00 am > 10:00 am
- Class time: 10:00 am > 2:30 pm
- Drop off time: 2:30 pm > 3:00 pm
An important part of the rich Thai culture is ingrained in all its delicious traditional dishes.
Join a fun and informative tour that will take you on a local market trip where you will taste and collect all the ingredients for your cooking class!
Choose a morning course and embark on a journey that will introduce you to the Akha people – a community that immigrated to Thailand in the 1900’s – as well as their traditions and a combination of both Thai and Akha cuisine.
In the cooking course, you’ll create 11 delicious dishes that you will get to eat after each cooking session.
Therefore we kindly ask you to be ready to leave at 8:30 am.
On arrival the driver will be holding a Thai Akha Kitchen pick-up sign, so you can easily recognize him or her.
Our Cooking School has moved to a new location in January 2020 and is located just a 5-minute walk from Chiang Mai South Gate, so 15 minutes walk from the center of the old City.
More info about our location, walk-in, and pick-up services: HERE
Here you can see and taste all the different local products, that you would’ve probably not even notice without our guide!
You can also see the same products being sold at all different prices, this is what we call “same same, but different”.
All of the ingredients that we will be using during our course will come fresh from the local market. It’s always nice to learn about the whole process of preparing food!
At this Local Market, you will be treated as a local person!
Once you arrive at the cooking school, you’ll begin to prepare a variety of dishes with the help of our Akha instructor.
Not only will you get a glimpse into Akha culture and food, but you’ll also learn about some of Akha’s unique ingredients as well.
The class will start by preparing the famous Papaya Salad the authentic way by using a mortar and pestle, it’s up to you how spicy you make it. Can you take 5 chillies like the Thai?
After this, you will learn how to roll and make the perfect fried spring rolls.
Maybe it feels a little bit weird to start with desserts already, but in Thailand, desserts are seen as a fun food to eat during your free time and they are not reserved for after dinner.
The rice for the Mango sticky rice dessert will take 45 minutes to steam. So our teacher will explain everything about this process and will start with the rice steaming.
Since we are here already, why not start making and eating the Pumpkin in Coconut Milk dessert!?
In Akha traditions, every meal must have a Chilli sauce (Sapi Thong), one salad, and one soup. Therefore we will teach you how to make these 3 traditional Akha dishes.
They are not very known and you can consider yourself as one of the few people outside the Akha tribe that knows how to make these dishes.
And we don’t mean the ready curry powders that you can buy. We will teach you how to make authentic curry paste from scratch, with all fresh ingredients.
You can choose one of the four most popular Thai curries; Red curry, Green curry, Panang curry, or the Massaman curry.
Have you ever wondered how Thai soup can taste so good? After the curry making it’s time to find out and impress yourself!
You can choose between the Chicken & Coconut Milk (Tom Kha Gai), the Hot and Sour Prawn soup (Tom Yum Gong), or the Clear Soup & Egg Tofu?
Of course, during the whole class, you can replace everything with a vegetarian substitute.
We hope that you will not be too full by this step, because now you will learn how to make classic Thai street food dishes.
You can choose the most famous Pad Thai or try one of the other delicious stir fries; the chicken with cashew nut, chicken with hot basil or the sweet and sour vegetables with chicken.
Once you master these stir fried dishes, you can impress your friends and family back home by preparing it in just a few minutes.
We will be sitting and taking breaks to eat all the deliciously prepared food along the way!
After the class, we will drop you off at your hotel – From 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
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