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Address: 47/2 Moon Muang Rd | (opposite Tha Phae Gate), Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Phone Number: 053 206388
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: We are the First and Best cookery school in Chiang Mai. Owned and operated...
We are the First and Best cookery school in Chiang Mai. Owned and operated by "Master Chef" Sompon Nabnian... you will unlock the secrets of traditional Thai-style cooking. Have you ever wondered why Thai food tastes so different from restaurant to restaurant? The ingredients are the same, so it should taste the same, you would think...not at all! The best Thai food comes from using the freshest ingredients, along with the skilful art of preparation and combining the right ingredients at the right time to create an exceptional dish.Our school offers five fine mouth-watering courses for you to choose from (vegetarian options are available for all dishes in all courses):There is simply no better place to learn about the joys of Thai cooking!
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Yummy, glorious..... food!!

My husband and I have attended this cookery school two times now, both times a different course. This place is nothing short of awesome, wonderful staff, amazing food and chef... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My husband and I have attended this cookery school two times now, both times a different course. This place is nothing short of awesome, wonderful staff, amazing food and chef "Big Mama" is the best!! And we'll do it again, we love it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

By far the best cookery course that I have ever taken. Chef Tanapon is friendly, funny and a great teacher. I would recommend taking the full 5 day program if you really want to develop an understanding of the basics of Thai cooking.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Chef big mama, all I can say about her, "awesome" great teacher, class wasn't too big and was very patient

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

If you are just thinking of coming for a day, this is a great place to understand and practice the basics of Thai cooking. Go for it! They offer 5 one day courses which together make up the beginners course. My comments relate more to those considering signing up to the full five days course - Firstly, there are two... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

i was looking to do a thai cooking course in chiang mai,i went to have a look at thai cookery course soi 1 loikroh rd.was busy,but if they knew he hates foreigners.he wants Thailand for thais only.he is happy to take money off them,but he does not want foreigners really.i would prefer to give my money to another school where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

What a great way to spend a day. Although the van had trouble finding us, they sent a tuk tuk for us, and we met up with the rest of the group at the market. Big Mama was both our tour guide and our cooking instructor. Our day started at the market where we picked up the ingredients for the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I just wish I had more attention from them. I know I sound like a spoiled child but I take my food serious and I want to be able to reproduce this stuff at home. The instructors are funny, energetic, and really know their food. For the price, one of the highest I found, I wish the class size was... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Chef showed us how to cook Thai Food (5 dishes) in a very funny way, including the decorations around and on top of all dishes. I was upfront a bit seceptical, but have to admit the cookery School was a very nice experience.

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the very scenic kitchen/school. My fiancé and I were lucky enough to only have 2 others in our group and had a personalised experience. We cooked 6 dishes, one in which we learned a curry paste - it was worthwhile even if it was just for this recipe! We also... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A great thai cooking master will introduce you, in a professional but at the same time funny way, to thai dishes. Atmosphere is really nice and... You will eat all the dishes you prepare! Get ready to surprise all your friends next time you will cook for them!

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