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Private 4.5-Hour Thai Cooking Class With Boat Ride, Market Tour, and Lunch

  • Private 4.5-hour Thai cooking class with market tour, boat ride, and lunch
  • Travel by BTS Skytrain and boat to the residential outskirts of Bangkok
  • Learn to make several Thai dishes with a Bangkok local
Private 4.5-Hour Thai Cooking Class With Boat Ride, Market Tour, and Lunch
From USD 125.00
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Private 4.5-Hour Thai Cooking Class With Boat Ride, Market Tour, and Lunch
From USD 125.00
Go off the beaten path in Bangkok with a cooking class held in a private home in the suburbs of the Thai capital. Your experience starts with a market tour at Don Wai, followed by a boat ride on the Tha Chin river to your host's home. There learn to prepare authentic dishes such as Pad Thai noodles and Tom Yum soup, then sit down for a lunch feast in an air-conditioned dining room that overlooks the river. Includes lunch and cooking class with your local chef-host.
What to Expect
Your host will pick you up in her car at the Bang Wa BTS Station at 8am and drive you to the bustling Don Wai Market, known for its wide variety of vegetables and Thai snacks, located next to a Buddhist temple. As you shop together and pick-up a few ingredients for your meal, she will show you regional fruit and vegetables at her preferred vendors in the market. After learning about the local produce and farming community you will board a boat that your guide steers herself. Enjoy the river breeze and passing views of local homes and lush river vegetation during your 30-minute boat ride to your guide's tropical riverside home. 
Here, in the calm of her garden oasis, you will be greeted with a refreshing drink before joining her in the professional kitchen studio for your cooking class. In this hands-on cooking class, you will learn to prepare from scratch two favorite Thai dishes. Your host will share her deep knowledge of Thai herbs and spices and passion for cooking as you cook together in her studio kitchen that is also used by her other cooks for the restaurant she runs from her home. Be prepared to chop vegetables, pound spices, and laugh as you cook together with this charming and fun-loving host!  
Dine on your host's creative Thai dishes based on her family recipes in a modern, air-conditioned, glass dining room overlooking the river. Your meal will include dishes such as Muu phad grachhay (fried pork marinated in herbs and topped with fried finger root), Gang phed ped yang (red curry with roasted duck, pineapple, pumpkin and sweet basil), Pad Thai with shrimp, Somtam lood (one of your guide's signature dishes with shredded green papaya, shrimp, tomato, long green bean, and roasted peanut all beautifully wrapped in a noodle sheet and served with a sweet and sour dressing) or Tom yum gluuay (banana in spicy soup with fragrant Thai herbs) followed by dessert. You will enjoy your meal over a glass of local beer. Your guide will then drop you off at the Bang Wa station so you can take the BTS train home.
Your host is not only passionate about cooking but also presenting dishes artfully with flowers and herbs from her garden. She lives on a lush, beautiful property on the banks of the Tha Chin River which is in the Nakhon Sathom Province - it is a wonderful stop en route back from the Damnoen Saduak floating market into the city.
Please note that your host runs a restaurant out of her home so there may be a few patrons of the restaurant in the dining room during the lunch hour.
Reviews (13)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile
Aoywaan Riverside Thai Cuisine

Aoy and her staff were extremely friendly and professional! Our hotel recommended this tour and I understand why! Aoy met us at the Bang Wa BTS Station right on time. She took us to a few of her favorite markets to pick fresh produce and...More

Thank Javier A
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile
Aoy off the charts

We got lucky and it was just my wife and I. Aoy meets you at the exit of the Sky Train. We started with a hour tour of the Buddhist Foundation which has 1 million visitors a year. Spectacular grounds and truly off the beaten...More

Thank davidhV8108PG
Reviewed 18 January 2018
Our favorite day in the whole trip!

Aoy is the best possible host! She took us to this incredible market outside of Bangkok where she knew everyone and had us taste everything. We then had a scenic lovely boat tour to her restaurant/kitchen. The set up for the class was beautiful. Each...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Julianne F
Reviewed 14 January 2018
Best part of my experience in Thailand

Aoy was absolutely incredible. She wowed us with a wonderful market visit where she seemed to know everyone. Then, we took us on a majestic boat ride to her restaurant which included awesome live music. When we reached the restaurant, there was more live music,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Breona J
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

I just returned from Aoy’s cooking class and tour . It was a highlight of my trip . Aoy is not only a wonderful chef but great host and guide . She goes out of her way to make sure you have the best experience...More

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