Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School

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Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School

Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School
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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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Chrismat34
Washington DC, DC6 contributions
Couples
Had a wonderful half day escape from the city at the picturesque culinary school located about 45 mins from Chiang Mai center. The ambiance, pacing and variety of the lessons were all excellent. Our jokester teacher, Chef Pon, also made the day as entertaining as it was informative, and his support staff worked like ninjas to help us accomplish so much in such a s short period of time. I’d highly recommend this class for those interested in an immersive and communal way of learning how to bring this amazing culinary tradition back home with you.
Written January 16, 2020
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panncarr
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
Friends
Chef Pontastic teaches tasty Thai recipes with mastery and a healthy dose of comedic relief. He is fun and personally attentive, even with a large group. The Chiang Mai Thai Cookery is clean, beautifully appointed, and efficiently run. We all thoroughly enjoyed our cooking experience and learned many new dishes and techniques.
Written January 22, 2020
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Rich L
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Friends
Our class at Chiang Mai Cookery School was outstanding. From pickup to drop-off at our hotel Chef Pon was friendly and hilarious. The tour of the market gave us a lot of insight into the local ingredients. Throughout the class itself Pon's teaching was superb. His use of humour really helped me remember his demonstrations, and he provided several alternatives for ingredients that aren't easily available in the west. The rest of the team were similarly excellent, assisting students who ran into difficulty when cooking, taking great photos and setting up the stations for us in between dishes. The cookbook provided at the end is comprehensive and of high quality. I would strongly reccommend this class for beginner and intermediate cooks!

Written January 22, 2020
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savouritall_karen
Calgary, Canada229 contributions
Our teacher/chef Pon was such a talented chef with a knife and so entertaining. He kept us in stitches.
The school has a gorgeous set up and kept us comfortable with air-conditioning and their shaded garden seating.
The food was fantastic thanks to their recipes and caring instruction. I highly recommend this activity. It was first class and we left with a copy of their cookbook too!
Written February 2, 2020
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JSimos88
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(Our trip was July 2018, Trip advisor only goes back to August 2019) First of all, so sorry for the incredible delay in this review! Garnet Oragarn was and I'm sure still is an amazing teacher! We were so lucky to have her as our guide and just as lucky that there were only three of us on our cooking class. Garnet took us through every step, showing us how to prepare each meal, then loosened the reigns and allowed us to recreate her delicious meals, always there to lend a hand of course. Even with it being just three of us we had such an enjoyable time as Garnet is not only a great teacher but is also a very good entertainer which will be sure to relieve any nervousness you have when it comes to cooking. Garnet makes you feel at ease and relaxed. Lots of laughing that day; especially when I got managed to get chili in my eye because I did not listen to instructions; always Listen to your teacher! Thank you so much, we had a blast!
Written July 16, 2020
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WorldTravelingMom987
California40 contributions
I spent 3 days cooking here years ago and still remember it fondly. It was actually about 15 years ago, but that isn't an option for the dropdowns for this review. I still use the apron all the time and the cookbook they gave me. I learned so much about Thai food from my time taking classes at this school. They took us to the local market, took a lot of time to explain ingredients and how they are used. I learned how to properly pound curry paste with a mortar and pestle. I would go again, and this time take my husband along, because he is finally learning to cook and would probably love it.

I fondly recall those three days: being taken from my hotel (not too early) to the cooking school, sitting around learning about the recipes we were going to make, cooking the food, then eating it for a late lunch! Then being taken back to my hotel around 4 or 5 p.m. Then walking over to the ENORMOUS night market and shopping all night long. What a wonderful 3 days it was!
Written August 8, 2020
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Mama and Papa
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My husband and myself did 5 days cooking course. The last time we did the course was in 2003. As we really enjoyed it then we thought why not do another course. There we met Chef Garnet and Chef Pon. The whole experience was unbelievable.
Their command of English along with different languages was just awesome. We laughed and learned and they answered questions with confidence
Chef Garnet is a credit to the school. If you are looking for a Thai cooking course this is a must.
Thank you so much we really enjoyed our cooking experiences.
Written January 30, 2020
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Patrick S
Milwaukie, OR8 contributions
This was one of the highlights of our 7 week trip to Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
They picked us up, took us to the market and then introduced to the incredible Garnet Oregon as our teacher. She was incredibly good and fun!! We had a small intimate class and the teaching, demonstrations and coaching were textbook perfect!!!
Written January 13, 2020
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Ryan P
6 contributions
Solo
The whole experience was absolutely fantastic. I attended 3 days of class with Chef Garnet and Chef Pon. They made the entire experience fun as well as informative. I have gone to a total of 4 places that offered Thai cooking classes. This was head and shoulders above the rest.
Written January 28, 2020
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Thailandtraveler
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Family
Today my family and I visited the Thai cookery school where we had an amazing time!! Our chef was Ning who was very encouraging and an amazing chef! She was very kind and made the experience incredible. I definitely recommend coming to the Thai cookery school especially if u have Ning.

#weloveNing
Written January 4, 2020
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