Riverside Thai Cooking
Riverside Thai Cooking
5
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Write a review
About
Hi, my name is Apple and I would love to show you some of the secrets of Thai cooking. I have created a cosy kitchen overlooking the river not too far from Khao Lak’s town centre. I learnt to cook food the traditional way, helping my Mama in the kitchen from an early age. I have also run a popular Thai restaurant and more recently I cook daily for my guests at popular guest house.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience Riverside Thai Cooking and nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
179 reviews
Excellent
179
Very good
1
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Carmen H
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK144 contributions
Friends
Had an amazing Thai cooking experience with Apple at Riverside Thai cooking. Apple was very accommodating and knowledgeable and showed us the ropes to cook some delicious dishes. Morning started with Apple collecting us from our hotel and taking us to the market to show / buy fresh produce. We then went to the Riverside kitchen and was provided with our fresh ingredients from the pre planned meal each person had chosen. I chose shrimp pad Thai and my friend chicken satay. Apple talked us through step by step making spring rolls and our dishes. She took the time with each individual and we had equal amounts of time cooking our dishes. At the end we tried all of the dishes that had been prepped and cooked and they were superb. Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone who would like to learn to cook their favourite Thai dish or something new. Thanks Apple to you and your daughters for this experience.
Written March 24, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Chris Wright
3 contributions
Just fabulous! We had the best day, collected from our hotel and escorted to the market, which was fascinating. Then back to a lovely kitchen and eating area, outdoors but covered, so very comfortable. We were in a group of six friendly folk, and we all cooked one dish each, plus spring rolls with pork, and spring rolls with banana and chocolate.
Apple's English is great, so she was able to talk us through all of the food preparation. We chopped and sliced garlic, lemongrass, onions, galangal, ginger etc etc.
Apple then supervised the cooking of each dish, whilst we stirred and prodded.
And then we all ate together - a substantial meal of 6 dishes to share, with rice, of course, then a delicious pudding of mango and coconut rice.
Highly recommend this day - we were occupied for over 5 hours, and had the best time - Apple's management of the group was masterly and fun, and her timekeeping and choreography were excellent. Not a single dull moment, and so many laughs!
Written April 5, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ben H
10 contributions
Amazing!!! If you're in Khao Lak this is a must visit.

Apple the host is incredible, she taught us so much about the local area and local produce. She was a brilliant cooking teacher (assisted by her equally brilliant daughters) and absolutely lovely person. She helped us make some incredible Thai dishes and has gone the extra mile by emailing us additional recipes and offering to help us out when we inevitably struggle with the cooking back home!

Could not recommend this class enough, even my partner who isn't fond of cooking had a great time!

10/10. Thank you. Love Ben and Alfie (make sure to see our Polaroid on the wall when you visit🤣)
Written May 1, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Leon B
5 contributions
Couples
We had a great time at Riverside Thai Cooking. After our first contact via the Website Apple immediately responded via E-Mail. She picked us up at the Hotel and brought us to the Cooking School. We both and another Couple learned 5 Dishes and Apple even cooked us a Dessert. We learned about food Carving and the Spring Roll folding techniques.
If you’re looking for an fun and authentic Thai Cuisine Experience I would definitely recommend this Course.
Written March 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

David S
Sydney, Australia27 contributions
We called Apple asked for a class the next day and was well received and arranged easily by phone.

Upon arrival we travelled to a local market to learn about traditional herbs and foods, was very interested to see spice pastes being purchased as 'local and fresh', saving the hassle of making from scratch. Apple guided us around buying some herbs and prawns, then returning for the class at her class venue. The class venue was clean and well organised.

Another couple who were Swiss were so nice, Jasmine and Genghis shared our class and we shared tales of our two countries and differences, and love for Thai food. More people mean you learn more dishes also :)

Together we learnt the Larb Moo (Pork) spring rolls, a Papaya salad, Lemongrass salad with prawns, Tom Yum fried rice, and a coconut chicken soup. All so fresh, and so tasty. Apple guided each of us through the preparation process and cooking; at the end it was a great feast for lunch.

Well organised, clean and well maintained, very hands on and informative. Apple is a gem, understanding of English was exceptional. This was one of our trip highlights. Highly recommended.
Written February 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cécile
4 contributions
We had an amazing time cooking with Apple!! if you're in Khao Lak and want to learn more about this beautiful cuisine, then do not miss this class.
Apple took us first on a trip to the local market where we've got to see and learn all about Thai specific ingredients, from roots to veggies to sauces, currys...fascinating.
Then back in her kitchen she taught us Thai traditional decorating art on top of all the dishes we had planned, all in a delightful atmosphere, what a fantastic experience. we got to share our meals all together after cooking and it tasted incredible!
Will definitely book another class on our next trip!!!
Written January 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Matthew R
Chorley, UK15 contributions
Couples
We had never done a Thai Cooking class before. Apple was absolutely amazing. She took us around the market first and we learned so much about the local food. We then got down to business and started the class. Everything was so well organised and she explained everything, giving us individual and group time. The food we prepared was absolutely stunning. Following the class, an email followed with pictures from the day and in depth recipe links for the future.
Written September 15, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you so much Matthew for your detailed summary and kind words about my class, its very much appreciated. Am very thrilled to hear what you thought about the food. Hope the food tastes just as good when you cook at home. Thanks again.
Written September 29, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dbi
5 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed Apple’s morning cooking class on 14 Feb.2020. She picked us up from the hotel and took us straight to the local market where we met up with the other participants. Apple explained different herbs, spices etc. and bought some fresh for our use. Back in her open air kitchen, Apple demonstrated as a starter the way she makes her spring rolls which we then could taste straight away! She showed us the process of each of the dishes we had chosen to make. As an extra we learned the Thai carving of vegetables which was difficult but fun (keep on practising)!
Each of us cooked one dish, at the end we shared, this way we were able to taste each dish – so delicious! To name some of the dishes we made: fried chicken with cashew nuts, TomYam flavoured rice, Penang Curry and fried rice served with prawns in a pineapple.
Apple was well organized, easy going and explained everything very clearly.
Thank you Apple, all the best. Doris and Michael from Switzerland!
Written February 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jenny M
14 contributions
Couples
We took a cooking class with Apple on a very hot December day. From the start Apple was so friendly and easy to talk to - her English is superb! We started at the market which was great to see how the locals shop. Then we went back to Apple’s beautiful kitchen set next to a lovely river. We all chose a dish and she taught us how to make each of them - with a little help from her lovely daughter too! Apple kept us cool with lots of drinks like tradition Thai juice, water and Coca Cola. After everything was cooked we sat as a group with Apple and shared all the dishes which was lovely. You won’t go hungry, the portions are huge! Apple has since followed up with more Thai recipes so we can keep cooking. Thank you Apple for a lovely afternoon.
Written March 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Paula M
Munich, Germany159 contributions
Solo
Morning cooking class easily booked via WhatsApp. Apple picked me up on time from my hotel and we drove to the nearby morning market after having picked up 2 more attendees from their hotel. Apple is such a lovely, warm-hearted, caring lady and speaks very well english. She showed us everything on the market, explained and answered all our questions. After having shopped some fresh ingredients, we drove to Riverside hotel where the cooking class took place. The kitchen is open, situated directly at the river. Everybody chose a dish to cook before and all ingredients where nicely arranged already at each seat at the kitchen table. While chopping everything Apple always explained the steps and gave a lot of background information. We also learned some vegetable dekoration carving! The dishes themselves were extremely yummy, we had spring rolls with pork, mushrooms, herbs as well as sweet spring rolls with banana/chocolate and mango/chocolate filling. Main dish: Tom yum goong, Massaman Curry gai, glass noodle salad goong. Time flew and I enjoyed every single second! I strongly recommend Apple's cooking class and will definitely do another one during my next stay in KL.
A big big *Khop Khun mak khaa* to Apple 😘 and also to her lovely daughter who assisted that day🤩
Written December 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 123
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Riverside Thai Cooking (Khao Lak) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

Frequently Asked Questions about Riverside Thai Cooking

Riverside Thai Cooking is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Sun - Sat 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Riverside Thai Cooking tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 1 Riverside Thai Cooking tours on Tripadvisor


Restaurants near Riverside Thai Cooking: View all restaurants near Riverside Thai Cooking on Tripadvisor