6 Days Flavors of Thailand Cooking Holidays in Bangkok

  • Bangkok, Thailand

Overview

Cooking Tour in Thailand

  • Boat trip
  • Cooking classes
  • Limousine transfer
  • 60-minute jet lag massage
  • Breakfasts overlooking the river
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Welcome Thai dinner

Graduate with the skills needed to create Thai feasts of the highest standards. At the same time, gain insights into the fascinating culture and traditions of Thailand. Enjoy as much personal interaction as possible. Regular classes are conducted in English and consist of a brief lecture followed by a demonstration and hands-on participation which is followed by a sumptuous meal.

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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Participants will stay in superior room, river wing of the world-renowned the Oriental. Have the additional pleasure of experiencing its luxurious facilities, including a massage at the luxury spa, superb dining venues, gardens, pools, and fabled riverside activities.

Sunday

  • Arrive in Bangkok and transfer in limousine to the Oriental hotel.
  • Welcome dinner at the Sala Rim Naam restaurant.

Monday

  • Buffet breakfast at the Verandah, overlooking the river.
  • Take a boat for your morning class at the Thai Cooking School.
  • Introduction and origins of Thai cooking, ingredients, herbs, and spices.
  • Khong waang (snacks, hors doeuvres), salads.
  • Luncheon.

Tuesday

  • Buffet breakfast at the Verandah, overlooking the river.
  • Take a boat for your morning class at the Thai Cooking School.
  • Tom and faeng (soups and its varieties) and khong waan (desserts).
  • Fruit and vegetable carvings.
  • Luncheon.

Wednesday

  • Buffet breakfast at the Verandah, overlooking the river.
  • Take a boat for your morning class at the Thai Cooking School.
  • Krueang gaeng and krueang kiang (curries, condiments, and side-dishes).
  • Luncheon.

Thursday

  • Buffet breakfast at the Verandah, overlooking the river.
  • Take a boat for your morning class at the Thai Cooking School.
  • Nueng, paad, thod, and yaang (seam, stir-fry, fry, and grill).
  • Menu preparation and selection. How to order.
  • Luncheon.

Friday

  • Buffet breakfast at the Verandah, overlooking the river.
  • Departure.

Afternoons and evenings

  • All afternoons and evenings are at leisure to explore the stunning sights of Bangkok.

The Oriental has been renowned for over 130 years for its colonial-style ambiance on the bank of Chao Phrya, in Bangkoks centre. The legendary Thai Cooking School at the Oriental offers a year-round one-week program, perfect for hungry travelers to discover some of the most famous Thai delicacies, leaving enough time to explore the many sights of Bangkok.

Listed below are sample dishes that you will be cooking during the holidays.

Chicken in coconut milk soup

Tom kha gai

Chicken in pandan leaves

Gai haw bai toey

Dumpling with herbed crab

Chaw muang

Fish cake

Thordman pla

Green chicken curry

Gaeng kheaw waan gai

Green papaya salad

Som tam

Grilled chicken in peanut sauce

Satay

Prawn red curry with pineapple

Gaeng khua supparot goong

Pumpkin in coconut milk

Fugthong gaenbuad

Spiced prawn soup

Tom yam goong

Steamed fish in spicy lime sauce

Pla nueng manao

Stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts

Gai phad medmamuang

Stir-fried pork with holy basil

Gaphrao moo

Stir-fried squid with chili jam

Pla muek phad prig phao

Sweet and sour fish soup with ginger

Tom som pla

Sweet mango with sticky rice

Khaoniaw mamuang

Tempura lemongrass salad

Yam takhrai krob

Thai stir-fried noodle

Phad Thai

Book your jet-lag massage at the Oriental spa at your own leisure. The Oriental spa had been awarded Best Spa in the World in Robb Report Worlds Best 30th Anniversary Issue in 2006 and Best Spa in a Hotel / Resort Worldwide by The Gallivanters Guide for Excellence in 2005.

  • 4-day Thai cooking classes (09:00 - 13:00)
  • 5 nights accommodation in superior room, river wing
  • 60 minutes jet lag massage at the Oriental spa
  • All ingredients
  • Airport transfers
  • Comprehensive recipes
  • Daily buffet breakfast at the Verandah
  • Limousine transfer to and from Bangkok International Airport (BKK)
  • Lunch after the course
  • Renowned Thai chef instructors
  • Welcome Thai Dinner at the Sala Rim Naam restaurant
  • 17.7% service charge and government value added tax
  • Additional spa treatments
  • Airfare
  • Dinners except on the first night
  • Personal expenses
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Testimonials

  • Review by Kay G. from Australia

    "Fantastic place, fantastic chefs and most of all fantastic food. I couldn't believe that I was able to cook and present food that looked and tasted as great as it did. Freya, Maynard and Benedict are wonderful hosts and make you feel very welcome."

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  • Review by Barbara Z. from New York, USA

    "It may sound like a clich but it was truly a dream-come-true. My trip last May was everything I had hoped and, oh, so much more! Arriving at the villa was surreal, rivaled only by awe upon being led into my elegantly appointed quarters. Each morning I awoke with such eager anticipation for the trip that awaited us that day and the culinary adventure planned for that evening.I was never disappointed, not for a moment, not once. To be able to cook alongside such a highly regarded professional in the culinary world was humbling without being intimidating. Marilisa was delightful. I felt that the unison of introducing the wine with the food was seamlessly orchestrated. I just simply loved it all!"

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  • Review by Sohini P. from London, UK

    "It was an amazing holiday and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping to organize it. I will definitely go on another holiday with you."

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  • Review by Leon P. from California, USA

    "The field trips were all memorable. Even the locals don't have the opportunity to visit the types of places we visited. Its very, very special."

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  • Review by Mitzki K.

    "I feel as if I have a whole new understanding of Italy and its food and wine."

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