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Thai and Akha Cooking Class in Chiang Mai provided by Thai Akha Cooking School

Thai and Akha Cooking Class in Chiang Mai

Thai and Akha Cooking Class in Chiang Mai
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Tour snapshot
Learn more about a hill tribe in Thailand during a cooking class
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
12
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
The best way to get to know a country’s culture is through its food. Delve deeper into Thai cuisine, and the culture of the Akha hill tribe, during a cooking class in Chiang Mai, which proves perfect for food lovers and first-time visitors. As well as learning to master traditional dishes, you’ll get a glimpse of local life at a fresh food market.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Use equipment you may not have at home
  • Discover unfamiliar ingredients during a market tour
  • Prepare 11 different dishes sure to suit every taste
What to expect
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Use equipment you may not have at home
  • Discover unfamiliar ingredients during a market tour
  • Prepare 11 different dishes sure to suit every taste
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 35919P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local market tour (only for morning class)
  • Individual cooking station
  • Akha Hill Tribe coffee
  • Full color cook book
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (only within 3 km from city area)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Our Cooking School has moved to a new Garden location since January 2020. Our new location is just 5 minutes walk from Chiang Mai South Gate, so 15 minutes walk from the center of the old City.
  • 14/10 Soi Rat Chiang Saen 2 Ko., Tambon Hai Ya, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand Morning Cooking Class: Meeting at Wat Pan Whaen, by 8:50 am. See the Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/brDduAydRvksy4ip7 Evening Cooking Class: Meeting at Cooking School Location by 4:50 pm See the Google map:https://g.page/thaiakhakitchen?share
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Visitor are welcome
  • Come with empty stomach
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local market tour (only for morning class)
  • Individual cooking station
  • Akha Hill Tribe coffee
  • Full color cook book
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (only within 3 km from city area)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Our Cooking School has moved to a new Garden location since January 2020. Our new location is just 5 minutes walk from Chiang Mai South Gate, so 15 minutes walk from the center of the old City.
  • 14/10 Soi Rat Chiang Saen 2 Ko., Tambon Hai Ya, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand Morning Cooking Class: Meeting at Wat Pan Whaen, by 8:50 am. See the Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/brDduAydRvksy4ip7 Evening Cooking Class: Meeting at Cooking School Location by 4:50 pm See the Google map:https://g.page/thaiakhakitchen?share
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Visitor are welcome
  • Come with empty stomach
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
1,838 reviews
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India
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
Brilliant cooking class!
The class was long (which was a plus!), and consisted of a mixture between cooking your own dishes, and watching Jasmine make other dishes. Would highly recommend, we had a lovely time learning all about traditional Thai and Akra dishes. Although on first glance, the class appears pricey, given the amount of dishes you cook and efficiency in which the class was run, would say it’s good value!
Written June 5, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CJL1005
Brooklyn, NY3 contributions
Great experience — highly recommend the morning class to tour the market, giving local color and context to ingredients we’d be cooking with later. Our instructor Niti was outgoing, energetic, and kept everyone engaged. I appreciated how she seamlessly accommodated our group with different dietary restrictions and preferences. This experience was extremely well organized, from the website to the cooking guide we took home. We cooked and ate 11 dishes — don’t eat breakfast, come hungry!
Written March 19, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shevelle N
11 contributions
Apr 2021
We were so blown away by the lovely Niti who was the most fantastic tour guide and chef of the day. She really made our day by giving us heaps of information about food and Thailand that was truly unforgettable. She guided us through the fresh market and informed us of ingredients and related them to their origins in Thailand - most of this we did not know! She also encouraged us to step out of our comfort zones and try new things which we were pleasantly surprised by. Once we got to the cooking class, we were extremely impressed with the layout and the variety of options to cook, we learnt so many skills and had way too many delicious foods to try. In total we cooked 11 dishes and the course is well worth it! We would highly recommend putting going along with some friends which is what we did and to put this cooking class at the top of your to-do list when visiting Chiang Mai. Thank you Niti, you were a fabulous host!
Written April 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear shevelle n, It was our pleasure to spend time cooking and spreads the words about our culture to you. Thank you so much for coming to hang out with us. We are totally glad full, you enjoy the class and learned something from us :) Please keep it trying new stuff, if you never try, You will never know. Take care and stay safe! P.s Thank you so much for your wonderful words.
Written April 20, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jasmine Kendrick
8 contributions
Booked this experience so my dad and I would have something to do before the Sunday night market that wasn’t too tiring. Niti and her team made sure we were well taken care of from the minute we arrived at the market to the end of the classes. The cooking class was well organized and flowed nicely so we had more than enough time to make 10 dishes. At the end of the class (and when you register) you get a free full color cookbook to take home and share with friends which is a bonus. And don’t worry about the food being to spicy because you can cater to your individual spice level. You can tell Niti is very passionate about sharing the food and stories behind her culture, and Im so glad we got to experience her class.
Written May 15, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Oleksandr P
5 contributions
Jul 2021
Fantastic! There are so many cooking schools in Chiang Mai but this class covered so many things at a great price. Three of us learned how to make papaya salad, fried spring rolls, three Akha dishes, three curries, three stir fries, three soups, and two desserts. The space is beautiful, the equipment professional, and Niti was so imformative about Thai and Akha culture, but most importantly, technique for perfecting Thai dishes. They provide transport to and from their school. Arrive hungry because the class is well timed with eating breaks of what you make, and you will be cooking a lot of food.
Written July 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear oleksandrp139 Thank you so much for visiting the cooking school. It was our preased to host you and offer a Thai cooking experience. We are glad you had a wonderful time with us. Thank you so much for your support. We do really appeciate your reviews and feedback. Had fun in Thailand and stay safe!
Written July 13, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

flashingby
3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
This class was amazing! We toured a local market to learn about ingredients and then travelled by red cab to the kitchen. The kitchen is absolutely beautiful and well-appointed.

Niti and her team are excellent teachers and guided our group in crafting beautiful and authentic dishes. Everything was delicious as evidenced by all of my empty plates. At the end of our meal, Niti chatted us up and gave us a brief history of the Akha people.

The experience is well worth the cost just for the food itself, let alone for the cooking lesson and cultural history. You’ll be able to go home and cook these amazing dishes even with minimal cooking experience (my partner cooks but I don’t).

I highly recommend that you book a class here. You’ll be happy you did!
Written December 31, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sabrina K.
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Couples
Martha and her team provided us with a fun and unforgettable experience this evening. I was amazed by her ability to guide a full group of this size through multiple recipes simultaneously. The food was delicious, and we'll definitely recommend it to friends and family who visit Thailand.
Written February 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Drcloney
6 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
This cooking class is probably one of, if not, the best thing my partner and I have done in Thailand! Niti and Jasmine are phenomenal instructors and had us laughing the entire time. I highly recommend doing the morning class where you get to walk through the market, it is a wonderful way to learn about the local produce and soak up some local flavor. The dishes you make are delicious, simple, and truly authentic, and you get the cook book at the end so you can try making whatever selections you didn't try that day. In addition, Niti takes the time to teach about the Akha people and some of the history of Thailand. 11/10!
Written May 18, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jag
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Definitely worth taking the morning class for the visit to the market. Niti and Jasmine both have wonderful personalities and expertly guide you through each and every step of the dishes you prepare, turning you into expert Thai cooks pretty quickly. Not to worry if you forget the steps taken though.. a free cookbook (physical and digital) is available for you to look back on whenever you’re planning to wow your family and friends with your newfound Thai food skills. Compliments also to the cleanliness and organisation of the venue too!
Written April 23, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

liz99esc
Santiago, Chile19 contributions
It was a great experience to learn about the local food, the ingredients, and the meals that makes Thai food so excellent. Even though, we couldn’t make it to the tour market because of the new restrictions that are right now in the city, our guide was great teaching us about every single ingredient we were using on the 11 different meals that we prepared. To be honest I tasted the best pad thai in my life 🤤🤤🤤
Really loved the experience 😍😍😍
Written July 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear liz99esc It was wonderful and gladly to had you two with us. You made the best Pad Thai, We are so happy for you. Hope you can do it again back home. Take care and stay safe. Thank you so much for the review and the support of our cooking school.
Written July 13, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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haydenb433
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Hidden gem!
One of our favorite things we did in Thailand! It was so fun to see how to buy the right ingredients at the local m
389mollieh
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Best cooking class in Chaing Mai
Best day ever! Learned so much and had a great time. Funny and friendly instructor gave an authentic experience and
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Great experience highly recommend!
My favorite part was learning about the Akha culture! Also, it was the perfect atmosphere. I had such a good time c
970brentr
970brentr
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Great Thai cooking experience
This was a fun class, easy to follow and lots of food to eat! Come hungry! I also learned some about Akha culture
sotirisk269
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Thai kitchen lesson
This is a wonderful experience. The kitchen was fully equipped and the cooking teacher had a very good knowledge o
675gardnerd
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Cooking class
Absolutely incredible experience! Great food and they were patient when giving instructions. So much food!
dilys c
dilys c
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非常推荐的cooking class
清迈最好的tour,超级棒的host. 我们全家度过了愉快的一天,做的每一道菜都很美味。we learned a lot about Thai cuisine from the market tour to cooking eac
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Delicious Food in a Fun Environment
Had a great time! Would recommend to anyone coming through Chiang Mai, made a lot of tasty dishes and was walked th
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Amazing
The market tour was great, really nice fruit and veg along with some nice food. Cooking class was also very fun met
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Amazing!
Great experience! Would highly recommend to anyone looking to do a cooking class in chiang Mai. All the food was ve
Q5824NUlindak
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Highly recommend this tour
This tour was great, I will definitely highly recommend to my friends and you! It was very organized and Niki was v
addaloner
addaloner
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Thai traditional cooking experience
It’s perfect experience! We cooked based Thai dishes, like Papaya Salad, Tom Yum and others! Cooking class mixed wi
goldenkayl2
goldenkayl2
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Incredible, informative and immersive experience!
This class was so amazing. They made it interactive and immersive and to top it all off we also got a history lesso
riffardjea
riffardjea
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Best cooking class ever
This is the best cooking class ever. Great venue. Amazing fun hostesses who pick you up from your hotel. One of a k
285alterk
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Great cooking experience
Cooking class was fun and they’re good chef. I enjoyed all the food that we cooked and they allow us to have our ow
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