4 Days Thai Cookery Holidays in Nonthaburi, Thailand

  • The Thai House, 32/4 Moo 8, Tambol Bangmaung, Bangyai, Nonthaburi 11140, Thailand

Cooking Vacations in Thailand

Enjoy positive learning and dining experiences in this exciting cooking vacation in Thailand. Focusing on themes like soups, salads, curry pastes and curried stir-fried dishes, as well as decorative fruit and vegetable carving, you will learn to prepare an entire, authentic and original Thailand cuisine's dinner menu of your own. Visit a traditional, local open-air market to select fresh ingredients by yourself. Take part in discussion during the course to get fascinating insights into Thai traditions.

Highlights

  • 3 cooking demonstrations
  • Traditional market visit in the morning
  • Brief lectures, participate in cooking preparation
  • Learn to prepare full Thai dinner menu
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Relaxing tropical environment
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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Three separate houses symmetrically linked together. The first floor lay-out consists of three separate houses symmetrically linked together consistent with the traditional practice of keeping extended families living and working together in the same compound to create the sense of belonging to the family.

As one stands on the first floor terrace with a view overlooking the orchard garden, the adjacent structures are no higher than the coconut palms. The tranquility and the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape is both striking and mesmerizing.

Each house has two rooms which can be partitioned into two adjoining bedrooms by an optional opening door or a family suite. Five windows which open out onto the vast lush gardens and verdant orchards provide ventilation.

The height of the ceiling also promotes the constant circulation of air thus eliminating the need for air-conditioning. To combat humidity, electric fans create the gentle breezes needed to cool off the interior. Visitors consistently note the peaceful sleep they experience as they are awakened only by bird song the next morning.

Adjacent to the sleeping quarters is a separate room which serves as the Thai-style bath house. The bathroom is equipped with modern western-style facilities. On the lower floor, there is ample indoor dining hall for banquet-style seating for 30 to 50 persons, and the Thai House does receive visitors for lunch.

Cooking vacations in Nonthaburi near Bangkok

Morning classes start at 10:00 and the afternoon classes start at 14:00. Cooking classes are held in the family kitchen amidst an orchard of mango, banana, papaya and coconut trees, and a kitchen garden growing the fresh herbs and spices used in cooking school recipes and the food you'll enjoy during your stay.

Lessons, which are conducted in English, feature brief lectures, ingredient preparation, hands-on cooking demonstrations, and time for questions and discussion. What follows afterwards is that everyone literally enjoys the fruits of their success by eating in the relaxed environment of The Thai House.

The Thai House Bangkok Cooking Holidays Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival, cooking class

  • Pick up from Bangkok and transfer to The Thai House
  • An introduction to Thai herbs and spices
  • Dinner
  • Overnight

Day 2 : Market visit, cooking class

  • Visit the local open-air market in the early morning to buy ingredients
  • Back to the Thai House for breakfast and start the morning class
  • Dinner
  • Overnight

Day 3 : Cooking class

  • Breakfast
  • Cooking class
  • Dinner
  • Overnight

Day 4: Departure

  • Relax and Breakfast
  • Transfer back to Bangkok

Day 1 sample menu

  • Kaeng Ka-Ri Kai - Yellow chicken curry
  • Larb Moo - A spicy Thai pork salad
  • Paneang Nua - Coconut beef Curry
  • Phad Thai - Thai fried noodles
  • Tom Yam Kung - Hot and sour prawn soup

Day 2 sample menu

  • Kaeng Kai Sai Normai - Chicken in red curry with bamboo shoots
  • Kaeng Kheo Waan Neua - Green beef Curry
  • Phad Phrik Khing Moo/Kai - Savoury stir-fried pork or chicken with long beans
  • Tom Khaa Kai - Coconut and galangal soup

Day 3 sample menu

  • Kai Phad Khing - Chicken fried with ginger
  • Nam Phrik Ong - Pork and tomato chili dip vegetable and fruit carvings
  • Phad Pak Ruam Mit - Stir-fried prawn with mixed vegetables
  • Preaw Waan Moo - Sweet and sour pork
  • Tom Jeud Fak - Clear melon soup
  • A tour to the local khlongs - It is exotic tour to say the least, where life has not changed for centuries.
  • Floating market, temples, pottery island - those that are beyond the reach of most tourists.
  • Participate in Thai festivals with the locals, give alms to the monks, and go to the local temples.
  • Shopping in the city is wonderful - especially when you can return to the peace at the Thai House.
  • Take a long-tail boat into / or home from the city (45 minutes of unique adventure).
  • Visit the local plant nurseries and learn about tropical plants.
  • Visit the Grand Palace (most important attraction in Bangkok) is only 20 minutes away by taxi.

Testimonials

  • Review by a traveler from United States

    "It is the best way to experience Thailand. We learned so much about Thai cooking and family culture. We can't thank Pip and her family enough. We felt it was the most authentic way to learn about Thai culture. The accommodation is authentic, rustic, clean, and beautiful. The make you feel like family."

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  • Review by traveler from Canada

    "We booked a one day cooking class at this lovely bed and breakfast Oh my God! Best thing we have done in Thailand! Our morning started by being picked up at our hotel where we caught a private speed boat for a 45 min boat ride through the many canals of Thailand to this lovely bed and breakfast.A quick walk through the gardens explaining all of the fresh vegetables, herbs and spices that we would be using throughout the day. Next we met the owner Pip who was amazing, turns out she use to operate a tour guide service in northern Thailand. Then the 5 hour class began, showing us proper usage of the ingredients and how to prepare them. After all the prep work was done for the five dishes that we were making that day we had a break with an amazing yet simple Thai snack (a leaf wrap with all kinds of goodness in the middle). Then things got real!We made, and I ate, the best Pad Thai that I have had in my life and I consider myself a connoisseur of Pad Thai, then went on to make another 4 dishes and made some curry paste from scratch (pestle and mortar). All said and done Pip was an amazing instructor and an even better Thai Chef with an amazing personality, before we knew it we were eating our creations of the day, which were outstanding, and the day was over. Time flew so quickly as we were always doing something!A very big thank you to Pip and her staff for one of the best times we have had in Thailand! Put this on your to-do list, I promise you will not be disappointed!"

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  • Review by Christina S from Germany

    "A warm and hearty welcome! It is a wonderful place. The athmosphere is lovely and relaxed. We just recommend to stay longer to enjoy the extraordinery service. We did a one day cooking course. The ingredients were fresh and tasty. The explanation and the kindness of Pip are amazing. If you want to get a real flavour of Thailand's hospitability, this is a place to feel it. We enjoyed a perfect service together with a lot of learning and homemade food. Relaxed, mindfull, tasty, lovely."

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Nonthaburi, Thailand

The Thai house is the inspiration of Fargrajang family to offer an attractive holiday. Enjoy learning the art of Thai cuisine and visit the local market.

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