A Lot of Thai
165 Soi 9 Lampoon Rd. Tambon Nonghoy, Muang
Tel. 053-800724, 09-8539680, 09-9544930
We haven't visited this school yet. The information and pictures are from their website. It seems a good school. We probably would enroll here. Their website advertises 7% discount if you book online. They have an online photo album which will give you a good idea of what to expect.
Owners: It is a family run business. Yui is the cook and her husband Kwan is the business manager.
Location and setting: In the family home
Day course: 9.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. - 800 baht
Half day course: 9.30 p.m. - 1.00 p.m. - (3 dishes) 600 baht
Evening course: 4.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. - (3 dishes + market) 600 baht
Other courses: 2 days (1,600 baht), 3 days (2,400 baht) and 4 days (3.100 baht). Courses run every day.
Menus: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday are "popular dishes".
Size of class: 1-8 people
Free gifts: full colour picture cookbook
Market: each course involves visit to market
"The class was definitely a lot of fun and one of the highlights of our trip.
Although her classes aren't as well known as some of the hotel and restaurant
cooking classes, I'd recommend Yui's class to anyone and everyone." - a mother and daughter from America (link)
"One place you can go is in Chiangmai. Yui (the teacher) is so friendly and has
loads of patience!
BTW don't get your guesthouse or hotel agent to call Yui because they will earn quite an amount of commission from her, which of course you pay for! Better to go through her directly." - Sally from the UK (link)
"A Lot of Thai, has been one of the good decisions of this trip. The Thai green curry I made today was probably the best dish I have ever cooked - ah, quite lovely, even in memory. Yui teaches at her home, in a quiet neighbourhood .... It was wonderful to meet someone who didn't seem interested in perpetuating that
financially rewarding wall between tourists and the city." - Daniel from the UK (link)
"Tastily tongue Thai'd" by Ryan Michael Mclaughlin
"A cooking class in Thailand offers an education in eating" by David Abel
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