A delicious looking plate of Phad Thai

Riverside Thai Cooking Class In Khao Lak

Learn some of the secrets of cooking delicious healthy Thai food at Riverside.

Ever wondered where all the spicy, tangy, fragrant flavours in Thai cuisine come from?

Sign up for a class now, it’s a lot of fun and definitely something to try whilst you are here in Khao Lak. You may find cooking Thai food easier than you think.

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Apple from Riverside Thai Cooking

A Warm Welcome to my Khao Lak Thai Cooking Class

Hi, my name is Apple and I would love to show you some of the secrets of Thai cooking at my Khao Lak Thai cooking class. I have created a cosy kitchen overlooking the river not too far from the town centre.

I learnt to cook food the traditional way, helping my Mama in the kitchen from an early age. I have also run a popular Thai restaurant and more recently I cook daily for my guests at my popular guest house.

I enjoy meeting people from all over the world and sharing my experience of cooking Thai food. Even if you are a beginner in the kitchen, please don’t worry. After a few hours you will be able to prepare and cook your favourite Thai dish and most importantly, we will enjoy eating together when we are done.

This is How My Thai Cooking Class Goes

Market Tour to Source Ingredients

Our Thai cooking class starts at the local Khao Lak market. Here we will choose the ingredients for your Thai dishes, learn about Thai herbs and spices and catch a glimpse of the daily hustle and bustle of local market life.

Thai cooking class Khao Lak market tour

Preparing and Cooking Our Dishes

This is where the fun really begins as I teach you how to prepare your ingredients the Thai way. Starting with basic curry pastes and Thai seasonings, then cooking techniques before finally creating your impressive Thai meal.

Thai cooking student smashing ingredients

Enjoy the Thai Banquet You Created

Once we are done cooking I will show you how to garnish and present your meal. Then we all dine together in true Thai style and try all the other delicious dishes the class has cooked. I’m getting hungry just thinking about this.

Dining after Thai cooking class

Afternoon Thai Cooking Classes Also Available

Do morning classes start too early? You are on holiday after all. So why not enjoy a nice relaxing morning followed by a fun afternoon learning to cook delicious, healthy Thai food at Riverside Thai Cooking Class. The afternoon class is the same as my morning class, just without the market tour. Instead we will learn how to make a delicious sweet Thai dessert.

Special Afternoon Price is Only 1,500 Thai Baht

learning to cook Pad Thai

What You Will Learn to Cook

Some Thai cooking classes have fixed daily menus but I am much more happy for you to choose your own favourite Thai dish to cook.

Each guest can choose their particular favourite from my extensive menu. This means you also get to learn what the others are cooking too.

If your favourite Thai dish does not feature on my menu just contact me in advance and I am sure I can make it happen for you. This is your class after all.

Spring Rolls are Always Included

Learning to make Thai spring rolls is always a firm favourite with my guests so I include this in every Thai cooking class as our appetiser for free.

Learning to prepare Thai spring rolls
Cooking vegetarian Thai food

Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free

Thai cuisine offers many delicious options for vegetarians and vegans. I have included a few on my menu but I can also adapt other Thai dishes to suit your requirements. If you have a gluten allergy, do not worry there is plenty of gluten free Thai food for you.

I will also include my free recipe for a vegan alternative to fish sauce, one of the core ingredients used in Thai cooking.

mango with sticky riceNEW – Learn Mango with Sticky Rice

I often get asked if I can teach Mango with Sticky Rice and Coconut Milk. So often in fact that I have decided to add it to my Khao Lak Thai cooking class menu.

So if fragrant Thai curries or spicy soups aren’t you thing, why not try something sweet and delicious instead.

Some Important Information About My Thai Cooking Class

Presentation and Food Carving

After learning to cook your Thai food there is one more important step in creating a Thai meal to impress your friends. We need to present it in an appetising manner and I will even show you some simple food carving tricks too.

My Environmental Committment

All the fresh ingredients I use for my Khao Lak Thai cooking class are sourced locally, fresh from our daily market. I do not shop with plastic bags. Any left over food waste is turned in compost which I use in my herb garden at Riverside.

Small Class Sizes

I like the saying “too many cooks spoil the broth” and I have always kept this in mind when I started my Thai cooking class. So you get the most out of the time you spend cooking with me, I limit my class size to six cooks.

Free Recipe to accompany the Thai dish you learn to cook with me

After your Thai cooking class I will add you to my mailing list and send you more wonderful Thai recipes and cooking tips.

Your Thai cooking education does not stop once you leave Riverside….

What’s Included in Your Thai Cooking Class

Transfer to the local market from your hotel

Khao Lak market tour (morning class only)

Learn about Thai herbs, curry pastes and local ingredients.


Learn to prepare, cook, present and serve Thai spring rolls and one Thai dish of your choice.

Free recipes

A free recipe of your chosen Thai dish. Plus I will send you all the recipes we cooked during your course and more recipes in the future as part of my Thai Food Mailing list.

Thai Dessert (afternoon class only)

Learn to prepare a delicious Thai dessert.

Lunch or Dinner

Our Thai cooking course would not be complete without getting to eat what we created.

Transfer back to your hotel

Special Summer Price

Only 1,500 Thai Baht

Carved cucumbers Thai cooking class style

Thank You For My Reviews

I really appreciate the kind reviews many of my guests have written about me and my Thai Cooking Class. It gives me the inspiration and confidence to keep on cooking.

I Really Hope You Will Cook With Me

I have put a lot of time and love into my Riverside Thai Cooking Class and I feel that I offer a fun and unique Thai cooking experience right here in Khao Lak. It would be great if we can learn to cook your favourite Thai food. You can then make again once you get home and impress your friends with your new Thai culinary skills.

New for 2019 – 2020

Recently I completely renovated my classroom. There’s now more space for cooking and I can cater for larger groups on demand. I have installed a dedicated preparation table, improved the facilities and furnishings and given everything a fresh makeover. Read more here.

I really hope you will come and enjoy with me. If there is anything you would like to ask me or if you would like to reserve your place, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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