Riverside Thai Cooking Class in Khao Lak

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Riverside Thai Cooking Class in Khao Lak

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

Sign up for a Thai cooking class now, it’s a lot of fun and definitely something to try while you are here in Khao Lak.

You may find cooking Thai food easier than you think.

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Apple from the most popular thai cooking class in Khao Lak

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.


Watch My Thai Cooking Class Highlights and What’s Included

This is How My Thai Cooking Class Goes

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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.


Visiting the local Khao Lak market

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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

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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 at the Khao Lak cooking class

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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 doesn’t feature on my menu contact me and let me know what you would like to learn. 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 and they are often requested. Rather than take up one of your choices I include spring rolls as our appetiser for free with every class.

I have a special recipe for my spring rolls. I can not say more here as it’s a secret ingredient that makes them extra spicy and tasty. If you have made spring rolls before we can always try different ways to prepare the fillings. Spinach and cheese is one of my favourites.

For children we can make pizza style fillings. They are delicious and kids just love them!

Spring rolls at Riverside

Stir frying Thai vegetables

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.


Apple and kids enjoying spring rolls

Thai Cooking Classes For Children

I often get asked if my cooking classes are suitable for children and the answer is a simple and honest YES. Children are more than welcome at my Khao Lak Thai cooking class.

It’s a great pleasure to teach children about food. After all that is how I learnt to cook, as a child helping my mother.


Some Important Information About My Thai Cooking Class

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Presentation and Food Carving

After learning to cook your Thai food there is one more 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.


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My Environmental Commitment

All the 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.


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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.

• Tuition 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 dish and more recipes in the future from 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.

Only 1,500 Thai Baht

Thai dishes learnt Thai cooking in Khao Lak

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.

Melina Michelle
Melina Michelle
Tolle Erfahrung! Von Markt Besuch übers kochen bis hin zum Essen. Kann ich nur weiter empfehlen!
Stefan Jckrm
Stefan Jckrm
Really authentic Thai cooking class- a must do 😃
Natasha Popple
Natasha Popple
Wow! Apple's cooking class at Riverside Thai Cooking was so much fun. I don't know how, but Apple was able to not only teach 6 strangers how to cook 6 dishes at the same time, she was able to make us all laugh as well. We chose our favourite dish to cook and all made spring rolls together. And then we got to eat all of the dishes throughout the evening. There was absolutely no room left in my stomach by the end of the class. Apple also taught us how to carve vegetables into leaves and flowers to create beautiful garnishes for our plates. I had the best time and would definitely recommend this experience to anyone visiting Khao Lak.
Sina Kimberley Gronwald
Sina Kimberley Gronwald
I highly recommend booking your Thai cooking class with Apple! She is a great teacher and her recipes are simply delicious! Besides that she is the nicest person, very warm and welcoming. I enjoyed the cooking class a lot and would do it again immediately! 🙂
Julius Spieler
Julius Spieler
Apple is a great and powerful woman. If you want to learn how to make delicious thai food and have an amazing cooking experience in Khao Lak you should definitely book one of her classes!
Ann Maree Margetts
Ann Maree Margetts
What an absolutely amazing experience. Apple is awesome we learnt so much and the food we made was delicious 10 out of 10. Thank you Apple
Naomi Gaskell
Naomi Gaskell
My family had a fantastic cooking class with Apple! We each chose a recipe to cook (the night before) and Apple drove us to the food markets from our hotel to get ingredients. The class took place at her Riverside guest house and was so much fun! This was.a highlight of our holiday. Thank you Apple!
Alina Bastek
Alina Bastek
Wir haben vor ein paar Tagen gemeinsam mit einem befreundeten Pärchen den Nachmittags Kochkurs gemacht. Wir waren absolut begeistert. Waren vorher gemeinsam auf dem Markt. Dort wurde uns viel über die einheimischen Gewürze und Lebensmittel erzählt. Es war alles super organisiert. Wir hatten großen Spaß und waren am Ende sehr satt. Eine absolute Empfehlung, um die Küche Thailands persönlich kennenzulernen.
Jeroen Ponje
Jeroen Ponje
Geweldige ervaring gehad! Hele duidelijke uitleg en een erg behulpzame en spraakzame lerares🙂. Een aanrader voor iedereen!

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Thai cooking with Apple in Khao Lak

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 2023

I have added lots of new dishes to my Thai menu for 2023. Many of the new items have been requests from guests, so if you have a particular Thai favourite not on my menu I can always adapt my class to suit. View my menu 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.


Learn To Cook Thai Style Fish Dishes

I have added some new great Thai fish dishes at my Thai cooking class in Khao Lak.

Fried fish with mango salad

Fried fish with Mango Salad

Fried fish with red curry

Fried fish with Red Curry Paste

Fried fish with Thai herbs

Fried Fish with Thai Herbs

Steamed Fish with Spicy Sauce

Steamed Fish With Spicy Sauce


My Latest Free Recipes

  • Tasty Spicy Soup with Pork

    Leng Sep Serves 2 Cooks in 60 minutes Difficulty Easy This is a super simple, tasty Thai soup using pork on the bone. I used pork shoulder for my recipe but pork ribs would be delicious too. You just need to simmer the soup until the pork is lovely and soft. The ingredients are simple…

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  • Thai crispy pancakes

    Thai Crispy Pancakes

    These crispy pancakes or Kanom Beung as they are known as here in Thailand make a great snack or could also be served as a dessert. They are commonly found at afternoon or evening markets here, a snack to keep you going whilst shopping for dinner.

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  • Dipping sauce for grilled pork

    Dipping Sauce For Grilled Pork

    This is a really simple dipping sauce but it sure packs some flavour. It is typically served with grilled pork here in Khao Lak, Thailand.

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Learn To Cook Khao Soi

Due to popular demand I have recently added Khao Soi to my menu. This is a very famous dish from the Northern region of Thailand. Most people know the dish as Khao Soi, in English it would be Northern Thai Coconut Curry Soup. My recipe is with chicken.