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Cooking classes

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If you haven’t done a course in Bangkok, Chiang Mai or elsewhere yet then this may be your last chance to put into practice some Thai cookery before you head off on a slow boat down the Mekong.

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We came across at least two well publicised classes, though there may be more, and they looked equally good. Both have kitchens outside of town so don’t have an office or kitchen in town and you’d have to call or mail them to check details and make a booking. Almost every hotel, guesthouse and coffee shop we went into had pamphlets for one or more schools. Both follow the standard format so; morning class - market visit and hands on, cook your own lunch with a choice of menus. Vegetarians catered for.

Suwanee Thai Cooking Class is slightly more expensive but has five courses; CTY Food Adventure with a lower fee has three dishes and both include return hotel transfer and both offer additional post cooking excursions to the inevitable White Temple, (Wat Rong Khun). Dishes are the usual tourist faves; tom yam, tom kha kai, massaman, yellow, green red curries and so-on.

CTY food Adventure
T: (081) 844 9913. Daily 09:30-15:00. 1,000 baht per person for two people, down to 700 per person for five or more.
Suwanee Thai Cookery Class T: (084) 740 7119. Daily; 09:30-14:00. 1,250 baht per person.


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