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Thai and Akha Cooking Class in Chiang Mai provided by Thai Akha Cooking School

Thai and Akha Cooking Class in Chiang Mai

Thai and Akha Cooking Class in Chiang Mai
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The best way to get to know a country’s culture is through its food. Delve deeper into Thai cuisine, and the culture of the Akha hill tribe, during a cooking class in Chiang Mai, which proves perfect for food lovers and first-time visitors. As well as learning to master traditional dishes, you’ll get a glimpse of local life at a fresh food market.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Learn more about a hill tribe in Thailand during a cooking class
  • Use equipment you may not have at home
  • Discover unfamiliar ingredients during a market tour
  • Prepare 11 different dishes sure to suit every taste
What to expect
  • Receive a morning pickup from your Chiang Mai hotel and transfer to the cooking studio for your session. Depending on if you’ve selected the morning session you’ll also get to stop by a local Chiang Mai market to shop for fresh ingredients for your session. Once you arrive at the cooking site, you’ll begin to prepare a variety of dishes with the help of your Akha instructor. Not only will you get a glimpse into Akha culture and food, you’ll also learn about some of the Akha’s unique ingredients as well. During your session you will prepare 2 appetizers, a soup, a curry paste and curry, and 2 desserts, as well as several special Akha-style dishes like Akha Salad, Akha Soup, and ‘Sapi Thuong’ (tomato dipping sauce). You’ll finish the day by enjoying your home-cooked meal featuring all your recent creations. Before you leave, your host will provide a special souvenir cookbook you can use to recreate the dishes when you return home. Finish the day with a ride back to your Chiang Mai hotel.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn more about a hill tribe in Thailand during a cooking class
  • Use equipment you may not have at home
  • Discover unfamiliar ingredients during a market tour
  • Prepare 11 different dishes sure to suit every taste
What to expect
  • Receive a morning pickup from your Chiang Mai hotel and transfer to the cooking studio for your session. Depending on if you’ve selected the morning session you’ll also get to stop by a local Chiang Mai market to shop for fresh ingredients for your session. Once you arrive at the cooking site, you’ll begin to prepare a variety of dishes with the help of your Akha instructor. Not only will you get a glimpse into Akha culture and food, you’ll also learn about some of the Akha’s unique ingredients as well. During your session you will prepare 2 appetizers, a soup, a curry paste and curry, and 2 desserts, as well as several special Akha-style dishes like Akha Salad, Akha Soup, and ‘Sapi Thuong’ (tomato dipping sauce). You’ll finish the day by enjoying your home-cooked meal featuring all your recent creations. Before you leave, your host will provide a special souvenir cookbook you can use to recreate the dishes when you return home. Finish the day with a ride back to your Chiang Mai hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 35919P1
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local market tour (only for morning class)
  • Individual cooking station
  • Akha Hill Tribe coffee
  • Full color cook book
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (only within 3 km from city area)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our Cooking School has moved to a new Garden location since January 2020. Our new location is just 5 minutes walk from Chiang Mai South Gate, so 15 minutes walk from the center of the old City.
  • 14/10 Soi Rat Chiang Saen 2 Ko., Tambon Hai Ya, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand Morning Cooking Class: Meeting at Wat Pan Whaen, by 8:50 am. See the Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/brDduAydRvksy4ip7 Evening Cooking Class: Meeting at Cooking School Location by 4:50 pm See the Google map:https://g.page/thaiakhakitchen?share
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Visitor are welcome
  • Come with empty stomach
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local market tour (only for morning class)
  • Individual cooking station
  • Akha Hill Tribe coffee
  • Full color cook book
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (only within 3 km from city area)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our Cooking School has moved to a new Garden location since January 2020. Our new location is just 5 minutes walk from Chiang Mai South Gate, so 15 minutes walk from the center of the old City.
  • 14/10 Soi Rat Chiang Saen 2 Ko., Tambon Hai Ya, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand Morning Cooking Class: Meeting at Wat Pan Whaen, by 8:50 am. See the Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/brDduAydRvksy4ip7 Evening Cooking Class: Meeting at Cooking School Location by 4:50 pm See the Google map:https://g.page/thaiakhakitchen?share
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Visitor are welcome
  • Come with empty stomach
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

5.0
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Petra M
1 contribution
Best cooking class!
Dec 2021 • Couples
We had lots of fun with our Cooking- instructor Nikorn. We first went to the market in Chiang Mai to buy fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs. Then we started cooking in the very well equipped kitchen. Everything was well organized. Nikorn was very friedliy, helpfull and explained everything. Thank you for this perfect cooking class!🙂
Written 6 December 2021
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b0ndcc
Nashville, TN4 contributions
Deliciously Exceptional
Dec 2021 • Couples
Nikorn was our guide and was excellent! He spoke English very well and was eager to show us about the Akha culture. We bought and tried foods in the market as well as purchased ingredients for our cooking class. It would be impossible to go away hungry from this class! Worth every penny and it felt like we were thrown into the culture in such a positive way that we will never forget. Do yourself a favor and book this class!!
Written 3 December 2021
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Felix D
4 contributions
Great cooking experience
Great Experience and nice teacher. Morning in the market. Cooking class was really interesting. A lot of infos about behaviours in Thailand and about the Akhi.
Written 2 December 2021
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Adrien
1 contribution
Wonderful experience !
Dec 2021 • Couples
This is a must ! We had a wonderful time in here cooking a lot of different and locals dishes. Nikorn introduced us to his Akha culture and really make the best of our market tour / cooking class! I truly recommend!
Written 1 December 2021
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LucieV
5 contributions
You need to do it !
Nov 2021 • Couples
Nikorn was a really a nice teacher ! He was patient and passionate about his food. I really enjoy taking this class with him ! I recommend taking this class ! Thank you again for your passion.
Written 1 December 2021
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Nancy L
1 contribution
Amazing cooking class
Amazing, well organized cooking class! The instructor was super knowledgeable, thorough and friendly. Come hungry as there are many many courses
Written 30 November 2021
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Adrian P
1 contribution
Amazing and wonderful learning.
Nov 2021 • Friends
What an amazing experience Nikorn gave us. Market visit and many awesome dishes. Very charming and wonderful experience. I recommend this100%. Akha dishes were a big bonus.
Written 29 November 2021
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EB Ferdig
4 contributions
Do this!! Best cooking class!
Nov 2021 • Family
Exceeded our expectations! We learned so much, and still felt relaxed. A wonderful environment. Delicious foods. Feeling so very grateful for the experience. ❤️❤️❤️
Written 29 November 2021
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Matty Desforges
16 contributions
Highly recommended
Highly recommended! Instructor was very knowledgeable and patient. Facilities are very nice and you don’t have to pay anything above the set price. We even left with a spice kit as a souvenir!
Written 29 November 2021
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Marvin D
Reno, NV5 contributions
Awesome cooking class with a fun group and excellent instructor 💓🇹🇭😍
Awesome experience.. Very informative and fun. Highly recommend 💓💓💓💓. Our chef Nikorn was excellent 💓💓💓

We got to make several dishes and a couple of desserts all of them delicious 😍🇹🇭💓
Written 29 November 2021
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By: Thai Akha Cooking School
alexandretheiller01
alexandretheiller01
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Incredible experience
Really really fun. We ate and learnt a lot of good food. From the morning where we visit a market to the cooking, i
lucymw21
lucymw21
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Amazing experience
We had an amazing evening filled with cooking, eating and learning all about Akha culture! Nikon is a credit to the
juji2018
juji2018
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Brilliant - I'd recommend it to everyone
Delicious food, friendly and funny staff. Uncomplicated organisation. All in all, just a fab experience.
Perilla5280
Perilla5280
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Unique family experience
This class goes beyond teaching standard US Thai restaurant fare. It began with a brief look at Akha culture and en
Traveler23123124178
Traveler23123124178
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fantastic cooking class
So much of travelling is walking around and looking at stuff. This was a welcome change of pace with a fantastic co
CMCD19
CMCD19
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A great class
My daughter and I did a zoom cookery class with Niti. Lists of Ingredients, equivalent etc were sent well in advanc
kremerfamily
kremerfamily
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Wonderful experience
We have taken classes both in-person and online. They bring a lot of joy and energy to each class, share a bit abo
naphasornw
naphasornw
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Fun experience!
Niti is great, fun and friendly instructor , I feel like cooking with friends. Easy to follow step-by-step walk thr
X1446ZBjames
X1446ZBjames
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Great Online Class
Niti lead us through a Thai soup class -- she was very helpful and patient, and kept a close eye on our progress vi
RebeccaS951
RebeccaS951
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Great online experience!
We did the zoom class and it was SO fun! Niti was so sweet, engaging, kind, and a wonderful teacher!
Odyssey441503
Odyssey441503
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Lyle and Mary
Starting from the moment that we were picked up at our house, our day at this wonderful Chiang Mai attraction was t
olgasX371LM
olgasX371LM
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online cooking lesson
It wash a very nice group and very good and clear instructions.Food wash great. I'll do it again.Thank you.
ilonkahendriks
ilonkahendriks
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Super fun cooking class
Since we couldn' t go to Thailand due to Covid-19 situation, we had an online cooking course with some other nice T
ThailandMagazine
ThailandMagazine
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Amazing online cooking class!
It was our First organized cooking class together with Khun Niti and we LOVED IT!!! She was so very helpful and wai
j0alsacha
j0alsacha
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Fantastic cooking class
Niti was our teacher and explained everything very clearly showing patience and a smile along the way. We ended up
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