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Blue Elephant Cooking School

Blue Elephant Building, 233 South Sathorn Road | Kwaeng Yannawa, Khet Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
66 (2) 673 9353
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Ranked #97 of 366 Activities in Bangkok
Type: Classes/Workshops
Traveler Description: If you are in Bangkok and looking for something fun and different to do that doesn't involve walking around in the hot sun with a bunch of other... more »
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Morelia, Mexico
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82 reviews 82 reviews
7 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Blue Elephant does have the reputation of being THE Cooking School for Thai Cuisine (at least for foreigners/ expats/ travellers) and the house it's located in is beautiful...but when it came to taking a class, not only was it with a group of +10 but I felt our instructors were a bit too robotic: demo-taste-kitchen-demo-taste-kitchen and so on...it felt VERY... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've been to many international cities and have never written a review about anything before, but the blue elephant inspired me to write my first. Not only is the atmosphere historically Thai, yet progressive and vibrant; the food is delicious; the staff is attentive; and the presentation is suburb. For any traveller looking for the best Thai food at a... More

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We did more than one cooking class during our stay in Thailand. This one was not a great one. Limited explanation on how to use the ingredients, and a very quick cooking moment. Fancy place, but lack simplicity and atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic experience. After a quick tour of the local market, the cooking started. Cooking 5 authentic Thai dishes, learning a the local tricks of the trade this was a great experience. Our teacher was informative, personable and knowledgable. After cooking our 5 dishes we were invited to sit in the beautiful dining room for lunch. We were then... More

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Los Angeles
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

After 15 hours of travel, we were looking for something that would ease us into the world of Bangkok. We thought cooking school might be the perfect activity and it was! We took the afternoon class where we first watched a demonstration then made individual dishes of traditional Thai food. When the class ended, we got to enjoy our personally... More

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Solon, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Five of us booked an afternoon cooking school session on a recent trip to Bangkok. We had been to the Blue Elephant previously for dinner and found the food to be very good, if a bit pricey, the staff very skilled, and the atmosphere of the place to be classic Thai. With such good memories of our dining experience we... More

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Tokyo, Japan
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Staff showed us around a market near the restaurant. Good experience with them who live in that city. The cooking school was great, the teacher was friendly. I surely recommend to take part in the class.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We had the meny of the day and found it so spiced that we had trouble tasting whether the raw materials were chicken or sheep. Unless you have a strong stomach go elsewhere.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

08/02/2011 Hi Fun half day course. If you love cooking, this course is right up your street! The teaching is very interactive, fun and enjoyable. I was travelling by myself and made some great friends on the course also.

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Calgary, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Took half day course. Was fun day going to market. Guide explained different foods and let us try. Then went back to restaurant. Comfortable learning environment. Chef was funny and gave good tips. Made 5 different dishes and then had them for lunch. Well worth it.

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