Time For Lime
Time For Lime
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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 - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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We have moved to our new fab location connecting with Lanta Animal Welfare (max 12 people) • With: Open-air and clean kitchen, swimming pool, chillout zones and a bar. • We are the first Cooking School on the Island, and have been teaching students for 21 incredible years! • Suited for vegans / vegetarians / pescatarians • Different menu everyday, designed as a Thai meal should be • We start with a fun Cocktail Class to get into the groove, then follow with an in depth tasting theory / curry paste intro. Continue with 3-4 dishes; chopping, laughing, meeting new friends, cooking and eating, with breaks in or out of our swimming pool. You will roll out around 5 pm full of info, good memories and a very satisfied stomach! • Includes: free two way transport - recipes - apron to take home. • By joining us you will support Lanta Animal Welfare as all our profits go directly there, which gives vital help to stray, abused, abandoned dogs and cats, so be prepared for some furry cuddles too!
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  • Aimee PB
    Bristol, United Kingdom35 contributions
    A wonderful experience and worth every penny
    I have been to many cooking classes on my travels through Asia (I love food) .. and Time for Lime was by far the best I have experienced, by a long shot! This is a whole day affair so I would definitely recommend lining your stomach with a good breakfast, as they start with cocktails.. the chilli margarita was a win for me! The cooking class itself was so informative, I really learnt a lot of practical information about preparing Thai food. Noi, our Maestro-Chef, was really engaging and funny, we all had a great time prepping our dishes, and then my husband and I took turns cooking and garnishing the plates (who had the prettiest looking plate became quite competitive!) There's plenty of breaks to grab a beer and enjoy the swimming pool, as well as hang out with some of the sweet rescue dogs and cats. I personally thought that the price of the ticket was such good value for money, considering the quality of the seafood and other ingredients and the amount of time and effort that goes into making this class so professional and streamline. Before you've even had a chance to turn around your station has been cleaned for you and reset to start making the next course! Hats off to all of the staff and to Junie who has created such a wonderful experience for visitors to Koh Lanta. I enjoyed my time so much that I have booked another class for a different day, so that I can learn to make a whole new set of dishes!
    A huge thank you Joe for your wonderful review, and thank you for taking your 2nd class too! You have 3 more days with different menus to learn, so hope to see you back again. Happy Thai cooking at home!
    Written December 29, 2022
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    Written December 16, 2022
  • Cara B
    Hertfordshire, United Kingdom3 contributions
    Fantastic, fun experience - we loved it!
    We spent the day as part of our 5 day trip on Koh Lanta and absolutely loved the cooking class! It was great fun, enjoyable and so interesting for us, as we love to cook and learn. Noi (the teacher/head chef) was fantastic and really made it! He was so nice, funny and knew his trade exceptionally well. He was excellent. As were the ladies working in the kitchen who prepared everything and kept the place spotless and efficient. We were part of a group of 8, which was the perfect size. It consisted of an ideal programme; tasting and learning to make Cocktails with Joe (who was also brilliant!) then preparing and cooking 4 dishes, all of which were delicious. This really is worth doing as the proceeds go to the Lanta Animal Welfare charity, run by Junie, who is clearly passionate about what she does and really makes a difference. We ordered beers, extra cocktails and took home a 'killer knife'. By far, one of the best days we had, I booked from home beforehand and I would highly recommend it.
    Written January 28, 2023
  • LM82
    Glasgow, United Kingdom252 contributions
    Amazing New Year experience
    We heard about Time for Lime while touring Lanta Animal Welfare which the cooking school funds. We were lucky enough to get booked for the New Year’s Eve celebrations which included cocktail making, wine tasting and watching the midnight fireworks from a long tail boat as well as the cooking class. All of the staff were exceptionally friendly and informative - Joe on the cocktail making, Aimee on the wine tasting and Junie and Noi on the cooking. Noi is hilarious. The evening was such good value for money and even better that the proceeds were going towards the animals!
    Thank you for your kind review. It was a great evening! We will do it again next!
    Written January 20, 2023
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    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 9, 2023
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Madison P
1 contribution
Oct 2022
This is so much more than your typical cooking class. The hosts were extremely informative, offered a relaxing atmosphere, and focused on the fun of cooking with friends and family. We learned to make Junie's famous chili margaritas (10/10), and the charismatic Chef Noi guided us through fried papaya salad and tom kha, followed by an amazing panang curry. I absolutely love cooking and mixology, so it was great to learn some key tips and tricks to take home to my kitchen. Thanks again!
Written November 14, 2022
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Thank you so much for your review! It was heart warming to read. Hope to see you back again for new dishes and new cocktails.
Written November 27, 2022
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Antonia R
2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
We booked a Main Class as Partner chefs and had such a great time. Junie and Noi did the cooking class with so much passion and joy one could not help but be carried away by the good energy.
You just not simply learn how to cook but also about the different ingredients and how to use them. The cocktail class before the actual cooking is also really fun and you can get delicious drinks throughout the whole day as well as affordable and practical souvenirs at the end. On top of that there are cute doggies and cats running around and all their profit goes to the nearby lanta animal welfare.
I don’t think you can have a better cooking class experience anywhere else while also supporting a good cause.
Written December 11, 2022
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Dear Antonia, Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience at Time for Lime! Happy Thai cooking at home!
Written December 16, 2022
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Marieke
Surat Thani, Thailand235 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Today we went to the Time for Lime cooking course, not only to make some delicious Thai food, but to shake some awesome cocktails too! We started around 12:30 with Junie teaching us the cocktail making process. Never knew chilli in a drink could be so good! My favourite however is the signature T4L lemongrass one.
After that Noi gave us an introduction to Thai herbs and spices, the style of cooking and using the fresh ingredients. We made 4 dishes, an absolutely surprising king mackerel salad and a red curry. After a break, we tried our hand at a green curry and egg fried rice.
The cooking stations are super handy, you prepare at your workplace and take it over to the burners. Once finished, there is another counter with lots of finishing touch herbs, different plates and banana leaves to make a nice presentation of what you've just created.
It wasn't too hot today, so no need to jump in the pool during a break, but you can if you want to.
It was a really fantastic experience, not like any other cooking course I've done in Thailand. Very informative and Noi is a great chef and teacher. We had 2 youngsters in the group and both managed to really cook their own food.
I say 'two thumbs up for T4L' and please go there if you want a different experience. All the while having a great cocktail within reach and helping the animal rescue centre!!
Written January 13, 2022
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Thank you so much for your kind review, and your two thumbs up!
Written January 19, 2022
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Øyvind D
4 contributions
Jan 2022
This class was the highlight of me and my girlfriend's stay on Koh Lanta :) The chef Noi did an excellent job! He was carefully well-explaining the procedures and entertaining the whole class at the same time.

This class is combined with a cocktail class which contributes to a great atmosphere!

Time for lime is also a huge contributor to the Lanta Animal Welfare, who does magnificent job.

Everybody visiting Koh Lanta should take this class! And also check out the Lanta Animal Welfare

Thank you for a great day!
Written February 3, 2022
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We are so happy that this was your highlight of your Koh Lanta stay ;o) And thank you for your kind review!
Written February 17, 2022
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Ashley K
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Couples
This was a great time! Knowing that the money you spend on the class (and on anything you buy there), goes directly to the welfare of the animals in their care is pretty wonderful, and they make sure that the experience is worth the money. The atmosphere is very laid back and friendly, and the staff were so much fun and super nice. I have a few dietary restrictions, with Celiac and being vegetarian, and they made sure that I could make and enjoy the food right along with everyone else by having a separate sauce I could use in place of the traditional soy and oyster sauces. You make your food yourself but they show you how and are always on hand to help you out, offer advice, and congratulate you. The food we made was delicious and we learned a lot about how to cook traditional Thai foods. I highly recommend to anyone who loves food, animals, or who just wants to try something new!
Written December 11, 2022
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Dear Ashley It was really heart warming to to read your review, thank you so much!
Written December 16, 2022
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Aston B
Copenhagen, Denmark5 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Had such a fantastic time at Time For Limes first cooking class in 2 years, which has moved location to their incredible Animal Welfare Centre. I truly enjoyed my first ever cooking class, firstly the cocktails you learn to make are delicious especially the lemongrass margarita. You can also order drinks from the bar throughout the day. The food is unbelievablly good all ingredients fresh and the equipment you use high quality. Junie, Noi and the rest of the team were, funny, friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. They really made the whole experience fun and informative. Must if you visit Koh Lanta.
Written December 21, 2021
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Dear Supertramp, Thank you so much for your kind words. It's been so wonderful to open up again and sharing the the secrets of the Thai cuisine. I'm also glad you enjoyed our new add on with the fun cocktail experience. Drink and food goes well together right?
Written December 22, 2021
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Shannon W
8 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
Best cooking class I have ever taken! The recipes were delicious and Junie and Noi were excellent hosts. The class was full of humour and lots of interesting information about Thai cooking.

The added bonus of a fun cocktail class and a beautiful pool to jump into made the day really fun.

The cost of the class goes towards supporting the very important work of Lanta Animal Welfare as well.

Highly recommend!
Written November 24, 2022
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Dear Shannon, Thank you for your kind review, it means allot to us and mostly to the rescue animals that you will helped by joining us!
Written November 27, 2022
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Linda
2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
This was my third time attending a cooking class at Time for Lime, and my first time at the new location. I must say that this was the best one so far. The intimate atmosphere, a great group of amateur chefs and the great staff made this a night to remember. We made delicious food, learned some tips and tricks when it comes to cooking Thai food AND we got to make one of their awesome cocktails. I must say the Chili margarita was my favorite:) To make it even better, you are supporting a good cause; the Lanta Animal welfare organization. A big thank you to Junie and the staff. You’re doing such great work <3
Written November 28, 2022
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Dear Linda, it was a pleasure to have you here for the 3rd time at our new location, and huge thanks for your kind review! Looking forward to see you the 4th time, so you can learn more dishes as you know the menu changes for every day, so you have 2 more to go ;o)
Written November 29, 2022
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traceyrussell2
Broadway, UK128 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Great Thai cooking experience which started with making cocktails with Joe! Joe was fun, informative and articulate! The Gin Mizz was delicious.. bit like a mojito.. the cooking was fun.. we made spring rolls which were amazing and morning glory (big fire) that was fun and a curry.. it’s a great set up with a pool too. It’s located at the Animal sanctuary so there are a few cats and dogs wandering around.. very friendly.. the team were lovely and funny. The food tasted amazing and I hope to recreate at home. Highly recommended!
Written January 8, 2023
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Thank you for joining us while supporting Lanta Animal Welfare, and for your kind review too! We are glad that you loved your whole day experience at Time For Lime!
Written January 20, 2023
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NonTravelWithMe
Ballycotton, Ireland15 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
This is a great cooking class and introduction to Thai cooking. Noi is a great teacher and there is a good kitchen area with everything prepared for you. You start with theory then cook two dishes, eat them, cook two more and then eat them. I was on my own but it was easy to talk to others. You can get a free transfer from anywhere on the island and you get recipes to take home with you. Definitely recommend :-)
Written March 14, 2020
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Time For Lime is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed - Fri 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM