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May Kaidee's Cooking School

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Address: 59 Tanao Road | Wat Sam Phraya, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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+66 89 137 3173
09:00 - 22:00
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Our main cooking school in Bangkok, offering Thai cooking classes, Raw food...

Our main cooking school in Bangkok, offering Thai cooking classes, Raw food courses, and a variety of specialty classes such as How to Make Tofu, Chilli Paste and Thai Desserts. Our instructors can teach in English or Thai. Thai cooking classes also end in a students optionally being able to learn basic steps in traditional Thai dancing!

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Excellent lunch

This place is a simple and a cheap eatery. However one of the best place to taste authentic Thai food. If you don't care about the decoration, an excellent choice to enjoy Thai... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ismail A
Dupont, Washington
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Dupont, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a simple and a cheap eatery. However one of the best place to taste authentic Thai food. If you don't care about the decoration, an excellent choice to enjoy Thai food. Order delivery is a little bit slow but I assume they really pay attention to cooking and it is very acceptable based on how tasteful their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to the cooking school as a group of four (my husband, teenage stepson, friend, and myself). My husband and I are both vegans and were excited to learn how to cook Thai food at home. We had a great time. There were nine people total in our class. Food was prepped ahead of fine so we basically read... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very unique, fun activity to do! Thailand is one of my favorite cuisines so this was a lot of fun + our whole family is vegetarian! We were the only people in class so it was very personal. $28/person and we paid online in USD ahead of time. Sounds pricey, but I thought totally worth it. It was the... More 

Thank Aria S
Dortmund, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome. It has all fresh food. The menu has a lot of options and everything is made up for vegetarians. Very affordable food. It is delicious and has a lot of variety. Also a place for transferring of knowledge concerning food. Thai Food in vegetarian way. Try it out.

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

My wife and I booked a morning 4-hour class, and were not disappointed. There was only one other student, so we all got lots of individual attention. Noodee (the chef/teacher) did a fantastic job explaining the simple methods, the importance of specific ingredients, and kept us on track as we went through our 8 recipes. He's also got a great... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

One if the best hidden gems in Bangkok - off of Khoasan Road. Ordered the springs rolls and they were to die for! Great service and atmosphere! Highly recommended :)

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Canberra Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

My friend is vegan so we signed up for this course. I didn't expect much having previously done cooking courses in Indonesia (Heinz van Holzeren's and also Janet deNeefe) not to mention classes in Vietnam and Malaysia. However this was a pleasant afternoon couple of hours. All the ingredients were pre-cut so we just twirled and swirled in our woks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I been already on few different cooking classes and this one is on my top 3 ;) Organization it was very good, and recipes too. I was before on one Thai classes and I can cook some Thai dishes, but everything what I made on this course it was so much better ! So I'm really recommend this place for... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This was a highlight of my time in Bangkok. My 3 friends and I were the only ones in the class, so it was very cozy and personal, just the 4 of us and the instructor. I don't recall how many dishes we made, but included sauces, appetizers, entrees and dessert. We ended up taking food home with us, it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We went here for the 2hour cooking class and were not disapointed. We made 4 dishes: tom yum, massaman, pad thai and mango sticky rice. As well as learning how to make the tom yum paste and peanut sauce from scratch. Really enthusiastic teacher and all really tasty dishes for a very good price. Would definitely recommend

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Let me begin by letting you know, that we loved your website and pictures & reviews on TripAdvisor. We are a couple going from vegetarian to vegan and we were delighted that we would get a chance to learn how to make Thai food would in Thailand.

We would like to take the 3 Day Cooking Course but with slight changes. The changes are highlighted in green below.

Day 1

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Introduction to Thai Ingredients

Discussion and review of primary Thai cooking ingredients including Galangal, Thai Basil, Sweet Basil, Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime and Kaffir Lime Leaves.

Chili Paste Introductory Demonstration

Students learn how to make Tom Yam chili paste from raw ingredients.

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Tom Yam soup

Tom Kha soup

Papaya Salad

Pumpkin Hummus

Fresh Spring Rolls

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Peanut Sauce

Pad Thai

Stir Fry

Stir Fried Eggplant and Tofu

Stir Fried Vegetables with Ginger and Cashew Nuts

Fried Vegetables with Spicy Basil (Pat Grapow)

Fried Tofu and Ginger (Pad King)

Day 2

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Advanced Chili Paste Recipes

Red chili paste

Green chili paste

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Red Curry

Green Curry

Massaman Curry

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Banana Flower Salad

Can we add how to make “Mango Salad” here


Pah Loh (Cinnamon Noodle Soup) - Instead of this, can we learn how to make “Spicy Glass Noodle Salad”

Day 3

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Introduction to Thai Raw Food Preparation

Cream Sauce

Pomelo Salad

Thai Coconut Pasta - Can we learn “Coconut Pasta with Spicy Thai Tomato Sauce” instead

Spicy Thai Pizza

Stir Fry

Fried Rice (Khow Oop Tan Ya Peud)

Can we also learn, Olive Fried Rice & Kebabs from the raw food course

Thai Dessert

Black Sticky Rice and Mango - Can we change this to Raw Dragon Fruit Icecream

If you can accommodate the above changes, we would be grateful. We will like the class to be conducted for my husband and I ( two people ). If you get other people to sign up for it, we are ok with the group class too, if the above changes are made to the menu.

Also, we would like to take the cooking class in Chiang Mai. We will be in Chiang Mai from 12 - 18th November. Once, you inform us the availability of the dates and confirm the price for two people , we will make the payment.

Thanks & Regards

3 months ago

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