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05 Cooking Schools which will Teach you the Secrets of Thai Cuisine – Move Over Masterchef

Most visitors to Chiang Mai get initiated in the art of Thai cooking. The northern town is so popular for the art that a bevy of excellent cooking schools are at your disposal; read on and select.


May Kaidees Cooking School

This place run by a popular Thai chef is for the vegan cook; specialising in preparing vegan dishes this cooking school originated in Bangkok. Fame helped it to branch out to other regions including Chiang Mai. Two classes per day are conducted by May Kaidee; one introduces you to the art of making chilli paste and using various Thai herbs and spices in your cooking while the next lesson teaches you the art of preparing eight Thai dishes. Best of all participants are treated to a dance performance and sticky rice with mango at the end of the course which makes attending this vibrant cooking class one of the top things to do in Chiang Mai.


Spice Spoons

Spice spoons is a cooking school conducted by Anantara Chiang Mai Resort; introducing participants to the exotic elements of Thai cuisine which are spicy, salty, sour and sweet this cooking class takes Thai cuisine to new levels. You will learn to prepare popular dishes such as Thai fishcakes, coconut chicken soup and crispy fish with spicy mango salad and much more. The reward here is a chance to savour your meal in a beautiful garden setting to the accompaniment of your favourite glass of wine.


Sammy's Organic Thai Cooking School

Head over to Sammy's Organic Farm just 20 minutes from the city centre and participate in a cooking session. The ideal excuse for enjoying a day's excursion into the countryside, a cooking session at this farm starts with acquiring the right ingredients. Participants are taken to the local market and shown how to select the freshest and best ingredients; Sammy's expert knowledge on spices, coconuts and various types of rice are imparted to you. Back at the farm you can choose from 05 different dishes to cook; fresh fruit is kept out in case you get the munchies while your final treat here is a chance to savour your freshly cooked meal.


Asia Scenic Thai Cooking School

This popular school lets you choose the dishes you wish to cook; at any one of the two locations. There is a school in the city centre as well as one on a farm on the outskirts of Chiang Mai city centre. You can choose up to seven dishes to cook at this place making sure there is a suitable dish for just about anyone to tackle. If you wish a tour to the local produce market can be organised for picking up fresh ingredients.


Thai Farm Cooking School

Sawat is a chef and dedicated farmer that runs the Thai Farm Cooking School. The school is very interactive with chef Sawat often picking fresh fruit from his farm for guests to try. Choose from seven dishes to prepare that includes a curry, soup and dessert.

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