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Thai and Akha Cooking Class in Chiang Mai

  • Learn to prepare Thai and Akha cuisine during a cooking class in Chiang Mai
  • Visit a local market to observe a slice of daily life and shop for ingredients (morning session only)
  • Prepare 11 different dishes, including a combination of soups, desserts, appetizers and entrees
Thai and Akha Cooking Class in Chiang Mai
From $32.00
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Thai Akha Morning ClassMost Popular
Thai Akha Kitchen will take you to the local market to see the real lifestyle of local people where you can all the same produce, at all different prices.
From $35.00
Thai Akha Evening Class
Fits around a busy day schedule. First home cooked Thai dinner in Thailand. No need to worry or plan where or what do eat for dinner just come and cook.
From $32.00
Get a taste for the unique flavors of Thai and ‘Akha’ cooking during this 6-hour cooking class in Chiang Mai. Discover the culture and cuisine of the Akha, an indigenous hill tribe of Southeast Asia, with the help of your native host. You’ll visit the local market to shop for ingredients (morning class only), and learn to prepare 11 different dishes. A souvenir cook book from your session is also included.
What to Expect
Receive a morning pickup from your Chiang Mai hotel and transfer to the cooking studio for your session. Depending on if you’ve selected the morning session you’ll also get to stop by a local Chiang Mai market to shop for fresh ingredients for your session.

Once you arrive at the cooking site, you’ll begin to prepare a variety of dishes with the help of your Akha instructor. Not only will you get a glimpse into Akha culture and food, you’ll also learn about some of the Akha’s unique ingredients as well. During your session you will prepare 2 appetizers, a soup, a curry paste and curry, and 2 desserts, as well as several special Akha-style dishes like Akha Salad, Akha Soup, and ‘Sapi Thuong’ (tomato dipping sauce).

You’ll finish the day by enjoying your home-cooked meal featuring all your recent creations. Before you leave, your host will provide a special souvenir cookbook you can use to recreate the dishes when you return home. Finish the day with a ride back to your Chiang Mai hotel.
Reviews (277)
1 - 5 of 227 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Cooking Class and Local Market Tour

Was brought here by my buddy Steve Spiro who moves the Chiang Mai a year ago and has done this experience 5 times. He said it was remarkable and he wasn’t kidding. What a wonderful experience with our guide and cooking instructor Jay Jay. The...More

Thank tedrubin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Phenomenal Cooking Class

Amazing cooking class—-11 dishes and great tour of local market to buy our ingredients for the class. Jay is great teacher/cook!

1  Thank G8002XWsteves
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great experience on first day in Thailand

My wife and I were in the morning class on 11 Dec with two other couples we are traveling with. Hotel pick up was on time and took us to meet our instructor, Deau. He took us through a very interesting and unique Thai local...More

Thank Departure766649
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Amazing evening, fantastic food and lots of fun.

I did the cooking class with my husband and son and we all had an amazing time. We learnt 11 dishes, 3 of which we chose ourselves and got to taste and smell lots of new ingredients. Jay (our tutor) was friendly, approachable and really...More

Thank Boingaroo
Reviewed 5 days ago
Amazing Class

My husband and I knew we wanted to do a cooking class while Thailand and we chose this class based on all of the other positive reviews. And it lived up to the hype! We did the morning class which included the market tour. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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December 6, 2018|
Response from thai_akha_staff | Property representative |
Hi, sorry, our lesson run in English and we are not able to assist or translate on Mandarin... sorry!! :)
December 6, 2018|
Response from thai_akha_staff | Property representative |
Hi Limi, welcome back!! Can you contact us by email from our contact web page? Thank you
October 10, 2018|
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Response from Roving379464 | Reviewed this property |
The max is 12 people. It isn’t too rushed. It’s a great class with good access to the teacher. You learn to make 11 dishes, which you get to eat and enjoy along the way.