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Thai and Akha Cooking Class in Chiang Mai

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USD 32.00
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    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.
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    Departure Point
    Your hotel
    Return Details
    Your hotel
    • 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)
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed today via mobile

    Had a great time with our host Deau! Lots of food including the classic Thai dishes and some Akha as well. Had a great time, would definitely recommend.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Alex6756
    Reviewed today via mobile

    Grear cooking class! We didn’t have much time in chiang mai, so was trying to find a Sunday night class, this was perfect. Tons of food, met some great people, instructor made the class even better! Highly recommend

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank annael415
    Reviewed today

    this was a great introduction to the basics of thai cooking. as an added bonus niti introduced us to akha cuisine and culture in the context of thai history. i would recommend the morning class with market which gave us a better understanding of thai...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Alex M
    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Had a great time with Jay and Thaiakha! Fun trip to the local market followed by instruction cooking 11 yes eleven (!) Thai dishes. Not intimidating at all. We feel like we will definitely be able to recreate these meals when we get back home....More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Brian L
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Thoroughly enjoyed my morning at this cookery school. Was really nice to visit local food market and buy ingredients first. 11 dishes in total! Amazing teachers who guided us through the process and gave us some background into the dishes and the akha tribe culture....More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank LoriG1544
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    Saadia M
    10 September 2019|
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    Response from CamilleNekesa | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Saadia, No, there's not need to buy ingredients for the class (unless you want to buy for yourself at the market). We were all picked up from our hostels/hotels but indeed were all located close to the old town.
    30 August 2019|
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    Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
    They picked us up at our hotel around 8:30am. Have fun! It was a great day.
    17 August 2019|
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    Response from willie l | Reviewed this property |
    That question will be best answered by the cooking company. We brought along our mum who just sat there on the cough overusing the entire process but she was not allowed to participate. I would highly recommend that both of... More
    Key Details
    • Thai Akha Cooking School
    • Duration: 6h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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