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“Great course and all worth it!”

Roi Thai Cooking School
Ranked #5 of 7 Food & Drink in Ko Lanta
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I took the lunch course by myself as the rest of the family did not want to join me - and what did they miss! The Chef Akkapak was so nice and fun person, and he told us very good information about the ingredients of Thai kitchen. The course was very well organized (although I had to wait the pick up for 40 minutes....) and the cooking facilities were great. I think I prepared and ate the best Thai food ever - creamy Massaman curry. The flavours were just perfect. I recommend this to everybody interested in cooking. Thanks Chef!

Thank Tarja N
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We did not join the cooking class, but we walked by as it was underway in the back of the restaurant and it looked like fun! The area for the lesson looked like one of the best 'local kitchen' we saw during our travels in Thailand - looked genuine but clean and spacious. We only had diiner, they were super quick to bring a new table for us and served us with some of the yummiest thai food we had in a while. They also had a show going on with dancing and fire which was fun to watch ... even if you ll see the show around the island a few times.

Thank Ghidusha
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We chose the cooking class including a visit to the local market. It started at 4.30pm in the afternoon and we were done cooking at about 9:30pm. Apart from having spent an exciting afternoon and evening, it's also good value for money.
The staff was very nice and even picked us up from our hotel, which was about 30 minutes away. After the welcome drink we visited the local market. The chef showed us around, let us taste various foods and explained everything really well.

Back at the restaurant it was time for a short break to enjoy the sunset at the beach. Shortly after it was time to cook 4 more courses, including spring rolls, soup, fish and green curry. At the end we had enough to take home and share with our friends.

I recommend this cooking class, even if you are not a chef. It's a great opportunity to spend a fun evening with friend and family while getting to know the local culture better.

2  Thank Airportibo
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Have been to cooking classes in thailand before. They were ok, but a bit "quickly quickly". This time the cook explained un a los of things very precisely and we spent a very funny and interesting evening. Prepare youself for 5h of cooking lessons, and do small portions... we were really sad not to be able to eat half of what we cooked.

Thank Miko M
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This course starts with a trip to Koh Lanta market with the chef to buy produce and learn about the local ingredients which is a worthwhile trip in itself as it's probably the most authentic experience I had on this island. The market location moves every day of the week so if you're lucky, like we were, it will be close by to the cookery school but if not the journey to the market could be a long one as the location could be at the other end of the island. Having said that if you want to take back any Thai ingredients for you newly honed cooking skills this is the place to buy them, locals and tourists all get the same price and it's a fraction of the price you will pay back home.

Market trip complete it's onto the cooking. The course we did was four courses and you really do learn a lot. My cooking skills are amateur at best so I would confidently say this course can be done by anyone. The chef who took the course is hilarious and sort of makes the event, it's also super relaxed and you can order drinks from the bar to enjoy all the way through. Basic structure is that you cook each course in turn and then eat each one before starting on the next. Even if I do say so myself it was some of the best Thai food I've had which is more of a credit to the coaching skills of the school than my ability... At the end of the course you'll get a nice certificate that can go pride of place on the mantle piece and also all the recipes you have cooked that night.

Anyway, I'd highly recommend it, you never know you just might use these newly found culinary skills when you get home.

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