Railay Cooking Class

Railay Cooking Class, Railay Beach: Hours, Address, Railay Cooking Class Reviews: 4.5/5

Railay Cooking Class
4.5
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Sawasdee krub, Warm welcome to Railay Cooking Class, Are you interested in authentic Thai cooking Class? If your answer is yes! and ready to fall in love Thai food you must need to learn how to make it in royal style. We recommend! "RAILAY COOKING CLASS" THE MASTERPIECE at TEW LAY BAR. The very experienced team can teach you how to cook delicious authentic dishes full of local ingredients & bursting with excellent taste by our highly skilled in unique oriental style. Chef XIN and Crews has many years of culinary experienced in five star hotel, so can be delighted to pass delicious dishes with your cooperation in the most beautiful corner of our gorgeous beachfront location. Come on in and share our passion for wonderful food as Thai food is unique the world. The team is professional in royal authentic Thai food and certified by The national skill standard and Thai food standard upgrading certificate from Phuket institute for skill development of Ministry of labor and a member of Phuket Thai chef's association as well.
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nicolepreskett
Epsom, UK6 contributions
After choosing 6 dishes when booking the course, we turned up at our allotted time and everything had been prepared in portion sizes. This gives you much more time to learn about the dishes and their origins rather than chop up onion and chicken, which I have already done plenty of in my time.

The chef and his assistant were efficient and knowledgeable, we were able to order drinks from the attached restaurant to ease us into it. It was great fun and the dishes were fantastic. I recommend coming hungry as there is a lot of food to eat. I chose to make Mango Sticky Rice for dessert. OMG...... who would have thought that they go together so well!!!
Written March 5, 2020
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David M
Washington DC, DC34 contributions
Couples
Great class. A lot of the more mundane prep work (dicing chicken, steaming rice, chopping cabbage, etc.) is already done in advance by Chef Ho and his team, meaning that guests can maximize their time during the class and focus on the combinations of flavors, preparations of pastes/spices, and really learn about the fundamentals of Thai cooking. Every aspect of every dish was explained clearly. We cooked 6 delicious dishes and Chef Ho emailed all the recipes to us afterwards. Fabulous evening and we learned a lot!
Written March 2, 2020
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travelingonward
Tucson, AZ97 contributions
While this is a pricey activity, it was definitely one of our favorite evenings and our best meal at Railay Beach. Chef Ho is as entertaining as he is a good chef. I highly recommend this activity. It is good for families as well as couples. (This review is from October 2018, and was somehow not completed. I couldn't select 2018 from the dropdown menu whe submitting the review.)
Written August 9, 2021
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Thea C
17 contributions
Friends
Best activity at Railay! Choose one of 18 dishes to learn. Everything is fresh. Learn about aromas and how and when to add ingredients. What is sweet, salty and how to combine flavors. Can't say enough about the taste and my daughter and I have experience eating our way through Thailand many extended visits. Highlight of our trip!
Written February 19, 2020
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Gil G
Herzliya, Israel2 contributions
Couples
Mr Chef made all the meals by himself. It wasn't really a cooking class, it was more like "watch and learn". It took only 1/2 hour until everything was done and the class was over. We were two people in class, and he gave us only one plate for each meal, so we could not work in parallel. He was the only one who added the ingredients into the pot, so there was nothing to do except of mixing them. Next time check his schedule and if there is no class right after yours in suspicious time since it suppose to take more than 30 minutes (more like 4 hours). Really disapointing. We payed a lot of money for this.
Written September 18, 2015
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The chef did his very best to accommodate them the couple who wrote this review but it was very difficult. The lady didn't want to touch the ingredients because she had nail polish on and was very aggressive toward him the whole time. The class usually goes for 1.5 hours but finished in only 1 because they made it so uncomfortable for him. They were staring at him with angry faces the whole time and wouldn't engage in any conversation regarding the class. Chef is one of the nicest guys I have met in my life and I feel that this treatment was unfair. It is also unfair to threaten to leave a bad Trip Advisor review if a refund wasn't given. This is against Trip Advisor guidelines especially considering they had tried to get a refund with their agent before they had even arrived. Mr Chef was so gracious even after they left. He said they are entitled to free speech but his is not a true reflection of him. He loves to teach his students and show them the correct way.
Written September 24, 2015
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Sasha G
Island of Malta, Malta16 contributions
Friends
Upon booking for a cooking class for 6 people we were given a menu with various options to choose from and we were told that choices can be made on the day of the class.
On the day we called chef Ho ourselves as he wasn't responsive to our messages. During the call he mentioned that options from the menu have been reduced or eliminated and we couldn't cook what we had wished for as he had already prepared the ingredients!!!
We ended up cancelling the class and he didn't even apologize or try to reach a compromise with us!!
Written March 13, 2018
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Will B
Uppermill, UK73 contributions
Solo
Always wanted to learn how to make green curry so came here. Your teacher is Mr Chef, a patient and friendly tutor with 20 years experience.

We made pad Thai, green curry, chicken soup, spring rolls and bananas in coconut.

We left with instructions and recipes to take home and try.

Good fun, would recommend it to anyone, they can cope with group up-to 20!

We booked our session at Jen's bar which is half way between the beaches on walking street. The classes are found at the end of east beach about 100metres after last bar
Written October 26, 2015
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Becky U
Southampton, UK24 contributions
Couples
My partner and I were staying in Railay a few days and had seen the rave reviews for this class - we booked on the day just by popping in off the street and chose our menu. We went back a few hours later and it was all set to go, along with matching aprons.
The class itself is off of the restaurant, on Walking Street. Staff were great, and we enjoyed a beer from the bar whilst Chef Ho showed us the ingredients and how to make our favourite Thai dishes. Chef Ho is a fountain of knowledge, not showing you just what to do, but why certain ingredients are chosen because of the way in which they work together.
The class took about 2.5 hours with us cooking and trying each course as we went along. Come hungry!
We have also been sent an email with all the recipes in English so can't wait to try them out at home.
Would definitely recommend this experience - couples, friends and groups alike!
Written March 3, 2018
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mozzy9
Cape Town Central, South Africa476 contributions
Friends
We went on holiday to Thailand in December and I spent a lot of time looking into the various cooking classes. I struggled to find the email address for Railay cooking to make a booking. Once we got there Mr Chef explained why - he's not that good on social media and someone else checks his TripAdvisor account.

Never mind he is a brilliant chef. We had a great time. Great food. The papaya salad was a highlight for me. What was great was that my partner did not want to do the class...he just wanted to chill and enjoy the view, which he could do and no one minded. There was so much food that even with an extra person joining the dinner we made, we still had food that was left over.

The format is - semi cooking class, semi demo class in Mr Chefs outside kitchen. Everything was Pre chopped and he then gave instructions on how to prepare and cook.

It was 1.5 hrs long and the food we cooked was then served to us afterwards. Stunning outdoor setting.

My only suggestion would be to take the morning or afternoon class if you are staying in Krabi and need to catch the long tail boat home. The evening class ends later than the normal long tail hours and we had to pay extra for the ride home. The long tail price of 900Bhat has to be paid wether there are 2 of you or 6 of you.

It was however stunning to watch the sun set and we didn't mind the extra.

Class times-
morning 10 am - 11.30am
Afternoon 02 pm - 15.30 pm
Dinner 05 pm - 18.30 pm

TEL: (66) 086 695 0432 - Mr joy
088 442 3956 - Mr chef
Written March 30, 2017
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Safari588931
4 contributions
Couples
The class was amazing, we started at 5PM and had so much fun learning to cook typical Thai dishes with Mr. Chef! Fresh ingredients, a cook book and a perfect dinner eating our prepared dishes later that night. What really made even better the night was the great ambiance and the people we met! Must do- activity when in Railey 😄
Written March 29, 2016
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM