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Address: Klong Toei Market, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 94 053 7009
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Description: One of the most highly acclaimed Thai cooking experiences in Bangkok...
One of the most highly acclaimed Thai cooking experiences in Bangkok, Cooking with Poo is limited to 10 participants to maintain an intimate setting and includes a personal tour through the Klong Toey market to purchase ingredients for the day's menu. The class is hosted by Khun Poo, a long-time resident of the Klong Toey slum who has displayed amazing resolve despite personal difficulties. The class is practical, warm, fun, and gives a true taste of Thai culture you'll never forget.
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The greatest morning of the trip!

My mom and I could not have had a better experience! We have never felt so much love from people we just met. Poo and her team are so phenomenal and full of light. The entire day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2013
LindsayM34
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

My mom and I could not have had a better experience! We have never felt so much love from people we just met. Poo and her team are so phenomenal and full of light. The entire day was perfect- from the market tour to the cooking class. The cooking class was set up in a way that gives you confidence... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Fantastic! Great experience from booking online right through to buying the book at the end of class.The trip round the market was great, being an expat here I will definitely be back to do my shopping! The class was great fun, we loved the location too. If you're looking for an in depth Thai cooking master class then this isn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Cooking with Poo was a brilliant experience. Touring the local markets was a fascinating experience and I learnt to cook an amazing selection of Thai food. There was plenty to eat along the way (it made my day to get so much mango and sticky rice...) and the whole experience was unforgettable. Poo herself has a really inspiring story and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is by far the best thing to do in Bangkok. It takes you out of the metropolitan hub of the centre and to somewhere you perhaps would not visit otherwise. There was a mix of nationalities (British, American and Australian if I remember correctly) and the staff spoke very good English and not only explained the cooking very well,... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

A fantastic opportunity to leave the tourist trail and learn some new cooking skills at the same time. The tour through Klong Toey market is informative and interesting, lots of photo opportunities too. The cooking class is great fun and easy to follow for even the most reluctant cook! My hubby and teenage son were soon enthusiastically chopping and stir-frying!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Our experience Cooking with Poo was fantastic and I cant think of a bad thing to say about it! If you are looking for a Thai Cooking class with a difference and which directly puts back into the community this is the one. Perfect time frame, great staff, very informative and educational, great facilities, great everything and wonderful food! Thanks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

My partner booked the course on recommendation from a friend in Bangkok. It was the only part of our Thailand experience we booked ahead and it was our treat for the final day of the holiday. An excellent choice. The pick up was easy to find and went smoothly. The market was incredible - not for the faint hearted. It's... More 

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AnjiBarker, Owner at Cooking with Poo (by Helping Hands), responded to this review

Hi Jennie, Just wanted to thank you so much for your positive review of Cooking with Poo! We're so glad you had a great experience. I was also wondering if you'd be willing to help us ensure others get this opportunity by copying your review to our official Tripadvisor listing under "Cooking with Poo (by Helping Hands)" as your current... More 

Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We have just returned from our cooking class this morning feeling humble and inspired, and not just for Thai cooking. We started out at the markets being shown ingredients for all sorts of dishes. The markets were eye opening, things eaten every day in Bangkok we wouldn't see in a lifetime in Australia, many still swimming, wriggling, clucking or any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

The trip to the market is a delight for all your senses. It's so busy, colourful and so many aromas. Poo is very animated and passionate about her home so you'll learn and see so much here. The cooking is in a special kitchen in her home. It's so simple to make, yet really tasty. I just wish I'd done... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We have just spent the morning cooking with Khun Poo and her lovely, friendly team. We started by exploring the wet market - wear covered shoes if possible and take your camera. We have been living in Bangkok for almost a year but there were still so many fruits and vegetables in the markets that we hadn't tried and wouldn't... More 

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AnjiBarker, Owner at Cooking with Poo (by Helping Hands), responded to this review

Hi there! First, would like to thank you so much for your positive review of Cooking with Poo! We're so glad you had a great experience with your family. I was also wondering if you'd be willing to help us ensure others get this opportunity by copying your review to our official Tripadvisor listing under "Cooking with Poo (by Helping... More 

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