Mina's Cooking Classes

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Mina's Cooking Classes
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mynameissophie6
Chevy Chase, MD5 contributions
An absolute must!
Jan 2021
My family of 4 went took a class with Mina and her sister back in January 2021. We stayed at the Paradise resort which is further away so we rented some scooters to be able to get ourselves around. It was really easy to make a booking and we were able to specify all of the things that we wanted to cook (private class). Mina speaks English very well, we learned so much from her lessons and stories! We learned about the ingredients, how to make coconut milk and cream straight from the coconut, and how to makes the pastes for yellow, green, and massaman curries from scratch. The whole experience was educational and more importantly really fun, Mina and her sister were both wonderful! This course might be a little more expensive than other cooking classes in the area, but (at the very least compared to any of the resort options) I'd have to say this is a much more authentic and fulfilling experience and 100% worth the cost (and more). As others have said, it was the best food we ate on the island.
Written April 26, 2021
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ekg
Surrey, Canada22 contributions
Mina is the loveliest!
Jan 2020 • Family
Had a great time at Mina’s cooking class! I learned a lot from her in her beautifully set up teaching kitchen. The food we prepared was the best I’ve had while on Ko Yao Noi. I look forward to going home and trying out the recipes we tried and she sent us.
Written January 29, 2020
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Mary S
4 contributions
Mina's class is a must-do!
Jan 2020
We loved our experience with Mina! From the moment we walked in the door, we felt like part of her family. She has such a passion and love for food, and it comes through in her cooking. Thank you, Mina!
Written January 27, 2020
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1gw
37 contributions
Thai cooking lesson
Jan 2020
This is as authentic and local as you can get in Minas fantastic home.
A great welcome and introduction ( with a coconut lassi) to the food you will be cooking. We had pre booked what dishes we wanted to cook and were amazed at the spread of local herbs, vegetables and produce set out on the table.
We got stuck in with prepping the dishes from shredding coconut to chopping lemons grass, galangal and making the coconut cream and milk.
We then cooked each dish under the watchful eye of Mina and the results were outstanding.
The session ends with your dishes laid out on the table for you to enjoy.
We then had a quick tour around the garden with mango trees, Kaffir Lime trees, peppercorns amongst others that looks out at a rice paddy with ( I think) water buffalo
Mina and her staff are totally professional and helpful and as nice a person as you could wish to meet.
Highly recommended 👍❤️
Written January 18, 2020
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Grahame R
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The best food you’ll eat here...AND YOU COOK IT!!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Mina is the most kindest and sweetest host. I highly recommend her class. It’s was my favourite experience in Thailand. I can now make coconut milk and cream and a great Thai curry. It’ll be the best food you eat here and not only that, you cook it!! Thank you Mina for a wonderful time and experience
Written January 5, 2020
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Wilma82
Greater London, UK54 contributions
What a wonderful experience!
Dec 2019 • Couples
If you are in the area and are interested in learning about Thai amazing food culture, look no further, Mina is the real deal!
You will be blown away but this woman’s charisma, genuine love and passion for what she does, and the whole experience!
My husband and I spent 2 beautiful weeks in Thailand, and travelled to quite a few places, and did some really wonderful excursions, but Mina’s class is on top of our list, it’s been the most authentic experience, we’ve learned a lot, we had a great time, and met a fantastic woman!
She welcomes you in her lovely home just off the beaten track, a lovely traditional Thai home, she makes you feel at home, and at ease, the lesson is professional, organised, but at the same time very personable and thorough.
Thank you Mina and thank you to your staff too, we will cherish your teachings forever!

Paola & Michele
Written December 28, 2019
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Luisa F
11 contributions
Great cooking class - highly recommended!
Dec 2019 • Couples
We can definitely recommend Minas Cooking Classes! After we were picked up on time from our hotel, we arrived in a wonderful small, lovely decorated, clean house with garden where Mina grows her ingredients. The numerous ingredients were already ready. She speaks very good English and told us a lot about the individual ingredients. She is a loving and great hostess and tries very hard in what she does. Everything is freshly prepared, from the self ground curry paste to the hollowing of the coconut. The course is worth every cent and highly recommended!!
Written December 20, 2019
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FairyCakes99
Derbyshire, UK28 contributions
Fantastic!
Aug 2019 • Couples
Whilst on Koh Yao Noi, we wanted to do a Thai cookery class and found Mina’s Cooking Classes in the Lonely Planet book. We booked a morning session before we left England.

We were collected from our hotel at 10:15am and arrived at Mina’s for 10:30am. There were six of us in total doing the class and we had a fantastic time.

Mina was lovely and explained everything in detail in order for us to understand what we were doing. We did a range of things including: grating coconut the traditional way (see photo), chopping, cooking on the hob and of course, tasting!

I honestly can’t recommend this enough. Once we had cooked everything, her staff set the table and we ate what we’d prepared. We were each given a cookery book as we left. The class finished at 1pm.

Written August 18, 2019
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Anja S.
2 contributions
Wonderful experience
Mar 2019 • Couples
Since we are the biggest cooking and Food Fans, we were super happy to have a private class with Mina. She is a wonderful woman, so open minded, kind and authentic. It was absolutely fun cooking with her. Her place ist so cozy and beautiful we felt home immediatiely. We learned a lot and we could ask her anything we were interested in. Food was amazing! We really can recommend it!
Written July 11, 2019
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Coree C
Novato, CA244 contributions
Great experience - love Mina!
May 2019 • Couples
We had so much fun. Mina was patient and friendly. She was talkative and attentive and shared stories about her life in Thailand.

Absolutely fresh ingredients from her garden and local markets.

We ate!!! Curry, salad, soup, noodles it seemed endless! We also got to take home our leftovers which was nice.

Very authentic local experience.
Written May 12, 2019
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