Private 6-Hour Thai Cooking Class With Boat Ride, Market Tour, and Lunch
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Stop At: Traveling Spoon, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
Your host will pick you up in her car at the Bang Wa BTS Station at 8am and drive you to the bustling Don Wai Market, known for its wide variety of vegetables and Thai snacks, located next to a Buddhist temple. As you shop together and pick-up a few ingredients for your meal, she will show you regional fruit and vegetables at her preferred vendors in the market. After learning about the local produce and farming community you will board a boat that your guide steers herself. Enjoy the river breeze and passing views of local homes and lush river vegetation during your 30-minute boat ride to your guide's tropical riverside home.
Here, in the calm of her garden oasis, you will be greeted with a refreshing drink before joining her in the professional kitchen studio for your cooking class. In this hands-on cooking class, you will learn to prepare from scratch two favorite Thai dishes. Your host will share her deep knowledge of Thai herbs and spices and passion for cooking as you cook together in her studio kitchen that is also used by her other cooks for the restaurant she runs from her home. Be prepared to chop vegetables, pound spices, and laugh as you cook together with this charming and fun-loving host!
Dine on your host's creative Thai dishes based on her family recipes in a modern, air-conditioned, glass dining room overlooking the river. Your meal will include dishes such as Muu phad grachhay (fried pork marinated in herbs and topped with fried finger root), Gang phed ped yang (red curry with roasted duck, pineapple, pumpkin and sweet basil), Pad Thai with shrimp, Somtam lood (one of your guide's signature dishes with shredded green papaya, shrimp, tomato, long green bean, and roasted peanut all beautifully wrapped in a noodle sheet and served with a sweet and sour dressing) or Tom yum gluuay (banana in spicy soup with fragrant Thai herbs) followed by dessert. You will enjoy your meal over a glass of local beer. Your guide will then drop you off at the Bang Wa station so you can take the BTS train home.
Your host is not only passionate about cooking but also presenting dishes artfully with flowers and herbs from her garden. She lives on a lush, beautiful property on the banks of the Tha Chin River which is in the Nakhon Sathom Province - it is a wonderful stop en route back from the Damnoen Saduak floating market into the city.
Please note that your host runs a restaurant out of her home so there may be a few patrons of the restaurant in the dining room during the lunch hour.
Duration: 6 hours
- Bottled water
- Local host
- Private market tour and cooking class with your host Aoy
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- On days that Aoy is not available one of her equally wonderful chefs on her team will be your host
This was our favorite thing that we did as a family while in Bangkok. We love food and love to cook! Our hostess, Aoy, was incredible. She was interesting and gave us so much more than just a cooking class. She gave us lots of history, culture, and sights of Thailand. In addition to the market and the cooking, she took us to Phutthamonthon, which was incredible. She said it was because we were on time for our tour! Hint, be on time! On the drive back, she took us to a local shop that sells hand painted china. Very reasonable prices and it is where she buys her dishes for the restaurant. She also drove us through the rice paddies and shared how she was able to row a boat there when she was a child. Amazing experience with an amazing hostess!!