Cooking with Mon

Cooking with Mon, Ko Lanta: Hours, Address, Cooking with Mon Reviews: 5/5

Cooking with Mon
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Cook like a local and eat like a local, with the knowledgeable and charismatic Mon. Classes are small, maximum 6 students, and together you design your favorite menu. Cooking with Mon is for everyone, young and old and even people who are not into cooking rate Cooking with Mon as one of the highlights of their holiday. You are not just cooking, you are spending a wonderful day with friends eating and having fun and without even noticing, you also learn a lot. Class is also very suitable for vegetarian, vegans and older children (from +/- 8 years). Classes cost 1500 baht per person and you will be cooking everything from scratch. Mon will introduce you to all the herbs, spices and Thai flavours. He doesn't just introduce you to a recipe but helps you develop 'a feeling' for Thai food. You will prepare three of your own favourite dishes, the way you like it (but of course Mon will always try to push you to add more chillies...) and finish the day with an additional delicious Thai dessert. We start the day at 11 am and cook until we are done, between 3-5 pm, depends on the dishes. At the end of the class you will receive a pdf file with all the recipes Mon has ever taught, so you can continue to experiment with Thai food back home. We are located in a little fisherman village south of the pier in Old Town. You will have a real authentic local experience surrounded by playing children, chicken and fishermen.
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Andrea S
45 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
Mon is not anymore in the old town, but in Long Beach area, in a nice spot surrounded by nature. The class is outside, great for COVID time, and you cook surrounded by the bar on one side, the garden with all the herbs on the other one. Mon takes the time to talk to you, to know you, to understand what you know, what you like, what you think. I asked to change one of the dish of the menu the day before, and they did it with great flexibility and availability (it was possible because we were a very small group). We prepared 4 meals in 5 hours, taking time to chat, relax, eat and chill. The products were great, fresh and tasty, the tools always clean and the mood always positive. We prepared the curry paste from scratch, which was amazing, as well as the rest of the meals (you can't believe that you prepared such a great food). I was alone but the connection with the other participants was immediate, as the general mood was great. Highly suggested.
Written March 8, 2022
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Familyoffour
Changzhou, China12 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Absolutely great day cooking four different Thai dishes which tasted amazing. Mon is passionate about food and this comes across making the day fun and interesting. We’re definitely going to start cooking more Thai food from scratch. My kids (9 and 7) loved it and were really proud of what they achieved. I’d definitely recommend it for all the family and be prepared to feel absolutely stuffed by the end of it but you get to take all the food you made home.
Written July 8, 2021
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JMorgan
London, UK14 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
If you do one thing in Koh Lanta, this is it!!! We made 5 dishes of amazing thai food. Mon is the kindest and funnest person to be around. He was so helpful with the cooking and brought the energy!! We have visited Thailand for a month and a half and this was our favourite day we had. It is 10000% worth the money and the food we made was fresh and delicious. We were offered water and watermelon upon arrival. Thank you so much Mon :)
Written March 28, 2022
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Millimas
6 contributions
Jan 2020
We did a cooking class with the entire family and it was not only the funniest, but also the best cooking class that I have attended.

Mon is really good at explaining all ingredients, their meaning in the dish, at showing where the ingredient is coming from and at making a joke in between.

I never thought that I could make my own Panang paste and dish that tastes better than at a restaurant :)
Written January 1, 2020
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Joan W
2 contributions
Feb 2022
This was one of the best cooking classes I've taken abroad. No frills. No pretentiousness. Just a garden, home grown ingredients, and a wok. You actually get to make three dishes from scratch, even the curry paste. Mon is patient, full of stories, and really really chill. I would highly recommend for singles, couples, families, anyone who is curious about Thai cooking.
Written February 22, 2022
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Ricky
Leicester, UK3 contributions
Aug 2019
A group of 6 of us spent the day learning to cook with K. Mon in August of 2019. We were joined for the day by 2 more individuals and all were made to feel welcome and included. Mon is a wonderful host, funny and chatty, he inspired confidence in the whole group including those who would usually shy away from more adventurous cooking.

We cooked 4 meals over the course of the day, all were delicious and I have continued to use his cookbook to great effect since returning home (even if some of the ingredients are difficult to find in the UK).

The day was amongst one of my favourites from my entire trip to Thailand and I would thoroughly recommend a day under the tutorship of K. Mon for everyone, regardless of your culinary ability.
Written May 28, 2020
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rickbridge
London, UK7 contributions
Mar 2020
Did my cooking course with Mon yesterday and learnt al lot, had so much fun and eat some great food. Mon is a great teacher, full of stories and insights, and a great sense of humour. He helps you to understand the basics of Thai cooking so you are empowered to go away and cook it for yourself. this is not just a 'follow the recipe' type of course but real learning from the basics up about ingredients and cooking techniques. best cooking course i have ever done and unlike a lot of others i really feel this one has enabled me to go away and cook better and more confidently on my own
thanks Mon
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Written March 20, 2020
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randeem
Eureka, CA17 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Participated in many cooking classes across the world but I’ve never met a human being like Mon! Energetic, genuinely in love with cooking, so personable, makes everyone feel so welcome. Best part of our trip, hands down. Mom made us feel like expert chefs, all with the freshest ingredients and gentle guidance. Thank you Mon, for making our trip across the world so worth it!
Written February 13, 2020
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Lauren
Vancouver, Canada64 contributions
Mar 2022
We had such a wonderful day Cooking with Mon! The experience was fun, informative and, most importantly, DELICOUS!

During the class we made four dishes (pad kra pao, tom yum soup, panang curry and mango sticky rice) though the exact menu changes based on the day. I really appreciated being able to make each dish vegetarian with either tofu or vegetables. It is also easy to customize the level of spice if you do not want your food to be spicy. The class is ideal for everyone regardless of food preferences, and I can not recommend it enough.
Written March 9, 2022
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Patrick
1 contribution
Mar 2020
Joined a class today. From the first minute you recognize that you are welcomed. Mon is an authentic person with a passion for cooking and interacting with people. I can recommend this course to anyone who likes cooking, no matter which cooking and english skills you have. Thank you Mon and your assistant for the great experienc.
Written March 3, 2020
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