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Koh Samui: Traditional Thai Cooking Class with Market Tour

4.8 / 5

37 reviews

Activity provider: Smiley cook

Koh Samui: Traditional Thai Cooking Class with Market Tour

Activity provider: Smiley cook

From US$ 49.49 per person

Learn how to make traditional Thai food in a half-day, small group cooking class. Choose four dishes to cook in your hands-on lesson, and take an educational tour of Koh Samui's local market to discover the beauty of Thai herbs, spices, and vegetables.

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Duration 4 hours
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Pickup included
Free hotel pick-up for Chaweng, Chaweng Noi, Bophut, Mae Nam, Bang Rak, Maret and Choeng Mon Area hotels. Please wait at your hotel lobby 15 minutes before the pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Choose four traditional Thai dishes to prepare from a long list of delicious options
  • Get expert tips and hands-on help from an experienced chef
  • Visit a local market to select the best and freshest produce, and learn about the history of Thai ingredients
  • Taste your creations and enjoy a complimentary Thai dessert
  • Master the flavours of real Thai cuisine in a local home environment using homegrown herbs
Full description
Learn how to prepare and cook four traditional Thai dishes at a fun and interactive half-day cooking class in Koh Samui. Awaken your culinary creativity, visit a local market, and savor lots of healthy Thai food along the way. Choose four delightful recipes from a long list of dishes, which includes vegan or vegetarian options. Before cooking, begin your lesson with a trip to a local market to select the best quality ingredients and learn about their history. Head back to the cooking school after for a welcome drink and authentic Thai curry paste or Pad Thai sauce demonstration. Then, receive expert instructions and tips from a patient and experienced local chef. After getting your instructions, prepare and create your chosen dishes in a fully-equipped workspace with continued assistance from the chef to ensure your Thai cuisine is just as it should be. Finally, move to the dining area when you finish cooking and taste your creations in an informal atmosphere with new, like-minded foodie friends. The class also includes a complimentary Thai dessert made in-house.
  • Guided market tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off in Mae Nam, Choen Mon, Chaweng, and Lamai
  • Welcome drink
  • All cooking equipment and ingredients
  • Rice serving
  • Dessert
  • Free Wifi
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Children under 12, or a plus one who will attend the class but won't be joining in with the cooking, are permitted with an additional fee of 800 Thai Baht. This can be paid in cash at the cooking school
  • Vegan and vegetarian dish options are also available upon request
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off is available for hotels in Mae Nam, Choen Mon, Chaweng, and Lamai
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 37 reviews

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We were picked up punctually at the agreed meeting point (hotel). First we went to a local market. There, our Thai cooking guide Bung explained a lot about different types of fruit, fish, meat and vegetables. Your English is really good. We were a small group of 3 people. So we quickly agreed on which dishes we wanted to cook. There was a wide variety of dishes. So there is something for every taste. We bought fresh ingredients for our menu at the market. After the market we went home to Bung and cooked our previously selected four dishes under supervision. This was a lot of fun. But be careful, if you don't like it spicy, you should save on the fresh chillies ;-). We loved the evening and will definitely recommend the cooking class. It was a great experience!

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April 7, 2022

The cooking class with exercise was really very nice, to be honest, we couldn't have imagined the course better: There were only two of us and were able to choose four dishes right after we picked them up. It wasn't a problem that we are vegetarians. The first stop was a very authentic market where we bought most of the ingredients and received a lot of information. Afterwards, we cooked in Bung's front yard, where everything was carefully and neatly arranged. The cooking itself was a lot of fun and we will definitely cook the recipes at home (recipes are available online). A very recommendable experience!

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December 22, 2021

The cooking class was really great! We were picked up at the hotel on time, then we went to the market (there was a tour but no purchase of the ingredients. What exactly we want to eat in the 4-course menu, we had to determine immediately after the taxi arrived. We didn't think so great, because we were 5 tourists who didn't know each other and have different mother tongues.) The course itself was really great, every menu was prepared under supervision and prepared by each individual - suuuuper delicious! Guide and location very pleasant and a suitable family atmosphere. A really great experience and the price is definitely right too! Gladly again!

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April 9, 2020

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