The Peninsula Bangkok, Thai Cooking Class

Food Chronicles

The Joy of Thai Cooking: An Introduction to Thai Cuisine

 

Cooking classes in Bangkok are a common offering for tourists and food lovers. While there are many choices, some of the best lessons and experiences come from the finest hotels in the city.

The Peninsula Bangkok presents The Joy of Thai Cooking: An Introduction to Thai Cuisine.

 

The Class Experience

Guests are first introduced to Thai ingredients in a local market via an authentic tuk tuk ride – Thailand’s famous three-wheeled taxi decorated in the Peninsula green and upgraded with Wi-Fi, cold bottled water, and a cold towel to cool off.

Back in the cooking class, located above the Thiptara kitchen (the hotel’s Thai restaurant), the chef demonstrates and guides guests with each of the four courses.  Every person makes their own dishes, which are tasted and approved by the chef. After the courses are cooked, you then enjoy the fruits of your labor.

 

Information about the classes

Prior to the class, which are arranged through advanced reservations with the hotel, you can choose your four courses of salad, soup, a main dish, and dessert (the selection can be found here). Classes are 3 hours, with an additional hour with the market visit, starting at 9:00am.
THB 4,000 per person without the market visit
THB 5,000 per person with the market visit

 

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The local market. A specialty Peninsula tuk tuk takes you to the local market for a morning visit prior to the cooking class
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The freshest local produce. Bitter melon, a common vegetable in Asia, which can be an acquired taste with the strength of its bitterness
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Chilies of various sizes and potencies
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Cooked poultry, like duck and chicken, ready to be chopped and sold
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Fried pork belly, perfect with spicy sauces or topped on salads
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Gigantic prawns almost as large as fish
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Ready made foods for take away are also quite popular with the locals
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Local fruits which look so perfect, clean, and shiny
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Papayas, star fruit and rose apples
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Thiptara and the cooking class above
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Open-air cooking class overlooking the Chao Phraya river the hotel’s property
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Fresh fruit carving as decoration for the day’s class
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All set up for the first courses to cook
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Tom yum goong. Spicy and sour soup with river prawns
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Cooking another soup as a special request to learn an additional recipe
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Tom kha gai. Chicken soup with coconut milk
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Chef Chamnam, your chef-teacher from the Thiptara restaurant, plating the fish course
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Pla sam ros. Deep fried snow fish with sweet and sour sauce
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Chef preparing the dessert course
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Mixing the sticky rice with coconut milk
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Peeling the mangoes with precision
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Khao nhiew ma-muang. Fresh mango with coconut infused sticky rice
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Hands-on cooking for every course. Chef Chamnam tastes everything you make and approves of it according to his satisfaction. By the end of the class, you can go home with the confidence, and a certificate, of being able to replicate the meal in your own kitchen

 

The Peninsula Bangkok
333 Charoennakorn Rd
Bangkok
+66-2-626-1849
6pm to 10:30pm
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