Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai: Authentic Thai Cooking Class and Farm Visit

1. Chiang Mai: Authentic Thai Cooking Class and Farm Visit

Learn how to make authentic Thai dishes with this fun, small-group cooking class in Chiang Mai as you prepare classic dishes using ingredients from a local market. Choose between a half-day class during the morning or the evening and cook five dishes, or go for the full-day class to cook an extra two courses! Get picked up at your hotel within Chiang Mai, then meet up with the rest of your group and choose what you want to cook from the menu. Visit a local market and buy the necessary ingredients, and tour an organic farm filled with fresh fruits and vegetables. Once you're done, head to the classroom and prepare your individual cooking stations for the lesson. Follow the instructions of your professional English-speaking guide as you cook a variety of authentic Thai dishes such as mango sticky rice, pad thai, and curry, and make curry paste with your own two hands! Enjoy the fruits of your labor by sharing a meal with your group. Exchange stories as you sample each others' cooking before you head back to your accommodation.

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Chiang Mai: Half-Day Thai Cooking Class & Local Market Tour

2. Chiang Mai: Half-Day Thai Cooking Class & Local Market Tour

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel. Visit the local market with your guide. Pick out fresh ingredients and try special Chiang Mai dishes. Learn about Thai cuisine and the specific qualities of the ingredients you’ll be using in your class. Head to the cooking school, which is located in the suburbs of Chiang Mai and offers a splendid panoramic view of the rice fields and the mountains. Learn techniques and cooking skills from an expert local chef. Cook in four different styles: soup, stir-fry, curry, and fried food. Perfect your cooking skills at your own individual cooking station.   Enjoy the fruits of labors and sit down for a delicious home-cooked meal. Sip a complimentary soft or herbal drink along with your meal. The menu changes depending on what day you attend your class: Monday & Wednesday : • Pad Thai: Thai stir-fried noodles with pork or chicken • Panang Moo/ Gai:  Panang curry with pork or chicken • Tung Tong: deep-fried wonton • Tom Yum Goong: hot and sour soup with shrimps or Tom Kha Gai: coconut milk soup with galangal and chicken Tuesday & Friday : • Pad Khee Mao: stir-fried drunken noodles • Gang Keaw Waan Gai: green curry with chicken • Por Pia Tod: deep-fried egg rolls • Tom Yum Goong: hot and sour soup with shrimps or Tom Kha Gai: coconut milk soup with galangal and chicken Thursday & Saturday: • Pad Ma Muang Himma Pan: stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts • Laab Moo: spicy minced pork salad • Khao Soi: Chiang Mai curry Noodles • Tom Yum Goong: hot and sour soup with shrimps - or - Tom Kha Gai: coconut milk soup with galangal and chicken Sunday Special : • Pad See Ew: Thai stir-fried noodles • Khao Soi: Chiang Mai curry noodles • Tung Tong: deep-fried wonton • Khao Niaow Ma Muang: mango sticky rice

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Chiang Mai: Muay Thai Boxing Experience

3. Chiang Mai: Muay Thai Boxing Experience

First, you will get picked up from your hotel. Here, you will have the chance to learn real and famous Muay Thai boxing. The location of the camp is in a peaceful area, surrounded by rice fields, mountains and friendly local people. Muay Thai is a great way to get in shape or just try something new. The session will be sweaty and fun, and the trainers will make sure you’ll have a great time. The benefits of fitness and exercise are widely recognized and whether you want to increase fitness, lose weight, try something new, prepare for a fight or just simply enjoy a holiday with a difference, this will be an excellent way to learn or improve your skills.  The highest standards of training in a clean, safe environment will be offered where all students will be treated equally, regardless of age, gender or ability. You will also be served a lunch after the training and before returning back to your hotel.

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Chiang Mai: Tour of Craft Village at Ban Nam Ton

4. Chiang Mai: Tour of Craft Village at Ban Nam Ton

Get your creative juices flowing with this tour to a fascinating craft community with a superb environment. Check out the ancient Lanna red umbrella that is being preserved for the next generation by an elder villager. Continue to the villager's backyard garden to collect home-grown vegetables. Head to Ban Nam Ton Learning Center by a local sidecar. Feast on a lunch made from your collected vegetables. After enjoying lunch, take a look around the learning center and museum to get to learn about the Lanna Pottery. Mold your own workpiece or try your hands on paper cutting. Try grind and drip and then, take a sip of your own fresh coffee, bringing your tour to an unforgettable end.

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Chiang Mai: Authentic Thai Cooking Class and Market Tour

5. Chiang Mai: Authentic Thai Cooking Class and Market Tour

Discover the secrets of authentic Thai cuisine with a private 4-hour cooking class in Chiang Mai. Shop for ingredients at Siri Wattana Market then head to the open-air kitchen to create traditional Thai dishes with the help of a professional chef.   At the cooking class, you’ll be assigned an individual cooking station and, after watching a demonstration, set to work creating an array of traditional Thai dishes. Depending on the day's menu, you'll perhaps prepare a tasty tom yum goong (hot and sour prawn soup), a spicy gaeng khiew waan gai (green curry with chicken), or a classic phad thai with fried rice noodles.   You'll also be given the recipes to take away with you and tips for ingredient substitutions to help you recreate your favorite dishes back home.

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What people are saying about Chiang Mai

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 83 reviews

What a wonderful experience! Our guide took us to a local market and explained some local ingredients then we drove to the cooking school where we toured the beautiful grounds which include a large garden and chickens. The guide explained what they grew there and how each ingredient is used. We made and ate 4 dishes including dessert and all were delicious! Highly recommend Grandma’s Cooking School!

Lots of fun and very well taught. We learned how to cook authentic Thai. The teacher was very knowledgeable and entertaining. beautiful location in nature. loved every part of it!

The food, our guide/chef, the atmosphere and the location are simply amazing. I highly recommend joining this class.

Fantastic experience. Joy was so informative and the morning was so well planned. Thoroughly recommended

Wow amazing cooking class. We loved it. I learned so much. Thank you.