Phuket Thai Cooking Class by Chef VJ

Phuket Thai Cooking Class by Chef VJ

Phuket Thai Cooking Class by Chef VJ
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Whether Thai food is your favorite or cooking is your hobby, there is no better way to learn Thai cooking when you are in Thailand. Phuket Thai Cooking Class by VJ is an ideal home-style learning environment which is different from other cooking classes and hotels which offer the courses. Come and join us to make your next vacation a culinary adventure and learn essential skills and techniques you can use everyday!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Maddie M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do experience
    Amazing cooking class! I learned so much about Thai cuisine and had the best time preparing the meals and asking the staff questions. I totally would recommend to anyone who is thinking about a cooking class!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 7, 2023
  • Jana M
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best cooking class you can have in Thaïland
    I was very satisfied with the Thai cooking lesson, it couldn't have been better. Phad Thai and Tom Yum were much better than what I ate the day before. VJ gave us many other useful tips about cooking. I highly recommend it to everyone.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 16, 2023
  • Karenfkarenf
    Liverpool, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great afternoon
    Great from start to finish communication really good. Picked up from hotel on time we visited the market and had time to see how coconut cream and milk was made and try some of the fruit of Thailand. Class was very informative and good fun we made 4 courses all delicious. Recipes were all emailed afterwards so will be maki g the food at home especially the Tom Yum soup so tasty. Thank you for a fabulous afternoon.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 19, 2023
  • Alena B
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing and delicious experience
    Amazing experience! We cooked and ate 4 different dishes, learned a lot and had so much fun! Highly recommend to anyone. Also, pick the morning session with the market tour - it was really cool. Thanks VJ team!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 25, 2023
  • Fiona S
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thai cooking so much fun
    We enjoyed the market visit and cooking class so much. We had been to Thailand for many times but still haven’t tried some of the fruit yet. We can try something new this time! Thank you GiGi’s arrangement of promoting the fruit! Vj ‘s class was easy to follow step and step. We could learn, cook and taste the dishes made by ourselves. No failure and the taste was so yum! We will definitely share this experience to our friends when they come to Phuket! Thank you Vj and the team!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 29, 2023
  • Joe Roberts
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for vegetarians!
    We were a bit overwhelmed with selection when it came to cooking classes in Phuket, so decided to go with the most reviewed one and it lived up to expectations. Lovely team, great market tour, and the cooking was so much fun. Catered really well to us as vegetarians too.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 29, 2023
  • Janey G
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    VJ cooking is the best in the world 🙏🏼👌🏼🎉🙌🏼
    The best cooking class I have ever done in Asia! Highly highly recommend!! VJ is an absolutely amazing teacher! It’s very cheap & well worth the time & they can pick you up in Patong by bus for free!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 13, 2023
  • Roxana H
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing and informative!
    Our teacher explained to us perfectly and clearly each step to make each dish. We really enjoyed making each one and were given plenty of time to eat and chat with others around the table. An amazing experience :)
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 18, 2023
  • Noel
    London, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great cooking class
    Great food, well presented. Started off in the market explaining the ingredients etc, then back to the kitchen for coffees before beginning class. Bottled water for free aswel to keep you hydrated. Would recommend to a friend!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 18, 2023
  • stephen H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thai cooking mad fun easy and yummy
    Taken 16 October 2023 Phuket Thai Cooking Class by VJ Collected from hotel, transfer direct to small clean market location. Immediately into tasting of local fruits before a market tour where the host detail how the by their produce each day and what to look for when selecting items. Following this there was time to purchase items for personal use. Back in the van on to the cooking class located in airconditioned comfort and western toilets located on site. Four courses were cooked with the theme. 1. Sit down to prepare and be advise on ingredients 2. Move to own person cook station and be talked through the cooking process real time. 3. Return to table to enjoy the fruits of your labour with water and or soft drinks. This process was on repeat for the first three courses: 1 Tom Yum Soup 2. Pad Thai with chicken or prawns - your choice 3. Curry, red or green, chicken or prawns As we stepped through that process, we periodically moved to preparing and cooking desert. Sticky mango rice. The flow of the day was relaxed and enjoyable. Takes about 3-4 hours but goes so fast. Serving sizes are more than enough, I was unable to eat it all and I am a big fella. Made the prep and cooking process so easy. I was certainly happy with the flavours of the dishes I cooked, and it showed me just how quick and easy Thai cooking is. On completion you make a request via whatsapp and you are then provided with all 1. ingredient lists 2 Step by step how to for each recipe 3. Pictures of all the sauces for reference to buy when home. 4. Intro pack 5. Additional recipes not cooked on the day. Staff were very friendly, funny, engaging, patient and helpful. Is it worth it 10/10 Yes. Would I go again with a different menu 10/10 Yes. Would I recommend to friends and family 10/10 Yes.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 19, 2023
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touristgirl2012
London, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
VJ was an amazing teacher and Chef. This was one of the best experiences I had in Phuket and we managed to do a lot!
The morning started out at 11am where we were driven to a market and taught all about the fresh ingredients that go into Thai cooking. We even got to taste various fruits, learn about their origins and spend time shopping.

We then drove back to start prepping food and cooking. Everything was like a journey through Thai food where VJ gave us contextual background on ingredients, style of cooking and flavour. She also made sure there was Halal chicken available for us to cook and eat.

Everyone had their own stations and there were people on hand to help with cooking. All meals took under 10 mins to cook and no one felt pressure of trying to keep up at all. We also had mango and sticky rice prepared for us by VJ and a volunteer which was one of the best I’ve had.

Highly recommend this cooking class - we learnt so much and had a day full of food!
Written December 20, 2022
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Emma S
Mitcham, Australia30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
This is a fun half day activity to learn more about Thai ingredients and cooking with them. The market tour is only about 30 mins so I recommend doing it yourself see it for yourself and the different food and fruits in season.

Cooking is well organised with your own spot and food and it runs well. Gigi is friendly and her staff check to see if you need help. Having your own, the recipe can cater to different dietaries or chilli 🌶️ preferences. You can take away left overs too.

I attended by myself. A mix of couples, solos and family. It’s inspired me to use some more Thai flavours at home. Thanks to the team for a fun and yummy day.
Written January 8, 2024
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Roderick Ganeshan
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
The staff explained all of the ingredients (ripeness, best season to harvest, substitutes for gluten free and fish free options). The cooking was all hands on from chopping to cooking to serving on a plate. Great way to learn about the best Thai dishes and ingredients. VJ our teacher was phenomenal.
Written February 15, 2023
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afterbuddha
melbourne28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Phuket Thai Cooking Class by Chef VJ in Karon, Phuket, is a culinary gem! From the vibrant market excursion with our knowledgeable guide Gigi to crafting Chicken Tom Yum Soup, Massaman curry, Pineapple Chicken fried rice, and the sweet finale of Mango Stick rice – it's a gastronomic journey of delight.

The clean kitchen setup and individual workstations added a touch of professionalism, making us feel like Thai cuisine connoisseurs. Gigi's expertise and her amazing team turned our culinary inquiries into a smooth cooking symphony. Warning: the end result is a feast that might leave you waddling – but it's the most delicious waddle you'll ever experience!

Parents, bring your little chefs along and get them stand next to you and assist; it's a family affair worth savouring. Gigi's guidance ensures everyone can whip up an authentic and mouthwatering four-course extravaganza. Chef VJ may have been incognito on the day, but Gigi's passion and teaching finesse stole the spotlight.

In a nutshell: Phuket Thai Cooking Class is a recipe for success. Kudos to Gigi and the team for turning a cooking class into a memorable feast for the senses. Highly recommended – prepare your taste buds for a Thai flavor explosion!
Written January 15, 2024
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Lois R
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Fantastic cooking class, 100% would recommend. All arranged on WhatsApp 2 days before and paid after the class. We were picked up from our accommodation and dropped off at the market where we tried many kinds of fruit and VJ showed us the different food that is sold in the market. We then drove to the class and cooked 3/4 dishes being able to sit down when chopping/ preparing and then going to a separate area to cook. There were many helpers at hand to guide us and help if we needed it. All the food was delicious! Only thing I would say is it is a little pricey and you could get cheap lessons in other areas of Thailand.
Written March 19, 2023
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Stonetemple
San Francisco, CA33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The VJ and her assistants refined the cooking class to perfection. It was a highlight of our vacation since we could not find real authentic Thai food from our short stay in Phuket. We cooked Pad Thai, Tom Yam Goong, Chicken with basil source, and red and green curry. They were far better because all ingredients are perfectly portioned, well prepared (chicken stock), local fresh ingredients. Timing, consistency, and local special ingredients are hard to learn from books and Youtube. What we learned from VJ will forever change the way we cook Thai food.
Written January 29, 2020
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Souad S
Sydney, Australia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Business
Great hosts. Easy to follow recipes and sensational food. VJ is knowledgeable, entertaining, kind and patient. Her team are also terrific. It’s a clean, safe and fun environment and would highly recommend. We came with a large group and did a private class and it made for great team building, camaraderie and experiential dinner
Written April 3, 2023
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Rekha K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
This cooking class by VJ was the highlight of our visit to Phuket. It was simply amazing. The trip to the market to familiarize us with the local ingredients, the whole setup, hospitality and systematic manner in which the class was conducted was impeccable. The food we cooked turned out absolutely sumptuous and can't wait to try the recipes once back home.
A big thank you to VJ and her team of able assistants for giving us the most memorable experience.
Written November 28, 2022
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Janey G
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The best cooking class I have ever done in Asia! Highly highly recommend!!
VJ is an absolutely amazing teacher!

It’s very cheap & well worth the time & they can pick you up in Patong by bus for free!
Written October 14, 2023
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Sheleni K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The cooking class was an awesome experience. It exceeded my expectations. Was so well organized from beginning until the very end including hosting all people, work stations, clean stove areas and communicating with all guests that attended.
I was lovely having other assistants for the personal attention together with the main host. All questions were answered and this class was very informative.
Absolutely loved it!!!
Written February 17, 2024
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