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Thai cooking is a fine mix of Indian, Chinese, and indigenous influences. Over centuries, it has evolved to become what it is today–a flavorful and healthy world-renowned cuisine. But, what really makes Thai foods so unique and loved? Actually, it isn’t any one item, but rather a combination of many ingredients, each contributing to make Thai cooking so tasty. To start with, Thailand is a “Land of Plenty,” being blessed with a year round growing season. Soils are fertile, and rain is sufficient thereby allowing for a wide range of cultivatable crops.
There is nothing boring about Thai cooking. The Thais have developed a huge number of meals to enjoy. Most meals, however, will use some combination of the following basic ingredients:
1. Coconut (milk and pulp)
3. Spices and herbs
6. Curry pastes (panang, red, yellow, green, tamarind, massaman)
7. Other pastes (chili, shrimp, ….)
Most meals are served with either rice (regular or sticky) or noodles
Thai cooking is not a science; it is an art. There is no “one” way to prepare a meal. It’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that–all up to each cook. Thai cooking is very forgiving. And because the food is so delicious, no wonder eating is a national past time! Come join us in our cooking academy and experience for yourself the fun and great flavors of Thai cooking.
Welcome to Bangkok, home of world-renowned flavorful and healthy Thai foods. We, at Bangkok Thai Cooking Academy, invite you to join us for some fun hands-on learning of how to prepare and cook Thai meals. There is no better place to learn Thai cooking than here in Bangkok. So, what are you waiting for?
We pride ourselves in teaching visitors and expats the ins and outs of successful Thai cooking. Our air conditioned school is conveniently located in the heart of Sukhumvit, near the intersection of the MRT (Subway) and BTS (Skytrain) at Asoke. Actual instruction is in an air conditioned quaint Thai home, and all classes are small and personal. To start, for the morning classes our English-speaking Thai chef will meet you at the Dunkin’ Donut shop which is at street level where BTS Asoke (Exit 3) and MRT Sukhumvit (Exit 3) intersect. . All Thai cooking starts with a visit to the market, in this case the Asoke produce & seafood market, where fresh ingredients will be selected. The market tour includes instruction in making coconut milk, as well as selection of peppers, spices, herbs, vegetables, and seafoods. Upon returning to the school, our instructor will also discuss sauces, sticky rice, and the preparation of various curry pastes. During class, coffe, tea, and water are served free. Hands-on experience will be obtained by preparing each ingredient, combining as appropriate, and cooking in a wok, using traditional Thai cookers and cooking utensils. Upon completion of each class, a recipe booklet, containing basic Thai cooking knowledge and recipes of the meals prepared in your class, will be provided. For those completing 3 or more courses, a pictured Certificate of Achievement will be given.
We offer two classes daily, 6 days a week (Monday-Saturday). Class times are 8:45-12:45 and 1:15-5:00. All morning classes start with a market tour. For those electing not to visit the market, they can meet at the academy at 9:15 am. The afternoon class meets at the academy at 1:15. We offer 10 courses, each featuring different meals (a total of 50 meals), to choose from, PLUS we have 2 “BEST OF THAILAND” courses (on Saturdays only). Cost per class is only 1,250 baht. For those really serious about learning Thai cooking, we offer an IMMERSION SPECIAL–7 courses for 7,500 baht. Other special prices are available for multiple classes. To view what meals are taught, when they are taught, and our pricing specials, please refer to the “Classes & Rates” page. Special times, private classes, fundraisers, and team building events are available. For more on this, please refer to our “Special Events” page.
We are available to answer your questions and to handle your booking. To contact us, please call Ron at: Office–022584021, Mobile–0807706741 or E-mail–Ron@bangkokthaicookingacademy.com