Thinking about joining a Thai cooking class? I took a fantastic class, and this is my review: Silom Thai Cooking School in Bangkok.
You guys, I’m in luuuhve. With red curry, pad thai, and tom yum goong soup topped with fresh chopped cilantro.
Thai cuisine is my absolute favorite so naturally I was THRILLED to join a Thai cooking class in Bangkok and learn how to make the awesomest, most heavenly tasty Thai food from scratch.
This was my first cooking class, ever, and by the way self, WHY have I not been on to this activity sooner? ugh.
If you’re thinking about trying one out yourself, I highly recommend this cooking class. It was amazing!
Read my review and find out why.
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My review: Silom Thai Cooking School
In Bangkok, I joined a cooking class at Silom Thai Cooking School to learn how to cook Thai food.
The class included a trip to a local market, a cooking class with five meals, and we got to eat the food we made. You can check out the cooking class on Viator.
It has a five-star rating, which I totally agree with!
Who-ho-ho-ho. A 5-meal course meal?
The Thai cooking class began with a trip to a local market. Our appointed chef showed us across the street, past small roofed vendors and florists to the bustling marketplace.
The group of nine food lovers gathered around the chef as he assigned us each a basket and pointed at colorful vegetables and spices.
Lemongrass, tomato, basil, coconut, onion, a good stash of fresh herbs, and, errr, wait, lemme think.
Yeah – I think that about sums up what was in my basket.
After 20 or so minutes, we went back across the street and into the cooking school.
The first step of the day was to learn about the Thai ingredients.
We prepared curry paste, which is one of the most important aspects of Thai cooking, and learned how to use freshly picked herbs and whole spices to increase aroma –> very important factor.
First course: PAD THAI
Well, well, well, what do we have here?
To my hungry eyes, it looks like fried noodles with bean sprouts and egg otherwise known as SUPERDELICIOUS pad Thai.
You guys. This dish. It’s one of my favorites EV-ER and I could live off of it until the end of the world.
It wasn’t difficult to make, and the chef was with us every step of the way.
So here I am with my first-ever home-cooked Pad Thai. I was basically the happiest Dane alive.
Second dish: GREEN CURRY
Green curry-liciousness. Omg, this dish was amaaaaazing.
The curry paste, veggies, and chicken are stirred, then the coconut milk and fish sauce are added, and just like that, the green curry is done.
By the way, joining a Thai cooking class, or any cooking class for that matter is a brilliant way to meet other travelers. I ended up hanging out with the girl next to me <— who was also a solo traveler.
Meal number 3: SNACK
And this, my friends, is why I should not have waited, err, 8 MONTHS to write this post. Dang it.
I simply cannot remember what’s in this snack meal, but I’m sure it was something with minced chicken.
Dish number 4: RED CURRY
Hellooo, red curry, I’ve been waiting for you!
I made red curry with curry paste, chilis, coconut milk, kaffir lime leaves, and fish sauce. And a handful of fresh basil leaves to make the whole thing pretty.
Why oh why oh WHY is this soupy dish so yummy?
Dessert: MANGO STICKY RICE
Color! sweetness! All on a plate.
There’s so much sweetness in this dish, and I totally fell in love when I tasted it.
Weird fact: I’ve been to Thailand countless times, but it’s the first time I’ve tried this uber-delicious dessert.
Oh, sticky rice, where have thou been all those years?!
Want to join a Thai cooking class in Bangkok?
If you would like to join a Thai cooking school in Bangkok, I highly recommend Silom Cooking School.
You can pick a morning, afternoon, or evening class. Morning and afternoon classes start with a market tour to check out Thai ingredients (pick one of these!).
In the class, you’ll learn to make classics like pad thai and tom yum soup. The best part is that you get to eat what you cook. The class is small, no more than 9 people, so it feels personal.
Joining a Thai cooking class is so much fun. And it’s a great way to learn the culture and traditions of the country you visit.
FAQ – Review of Silom Thai Cooking School
How much does culinary school cost in Thailand?
Culinary school (professional chef classes) costs in Thailand vary. For basic courses, expect to pay around 30,000 to 50,000 Thai Baht.
More advanced or specialized programs can cost up to 100,000 Baht or more. These prices depend on the school’s reputation, course length, and curriculum depth. Always check with specific schools for the most accurate pricing.
Where can I learn Thai cooking in Bangkok?
In Bangkok, Silom Thai Cooking School is a great choice. You’ll get a hands-on approach, letting you experience authentic Thai cooking.
They have daily classes with market tours, providing a real taste of local cuisine.
What are the 5 elements of Thai cooking?
Thai cooking is all about five flavors: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and spicy. It’s about mixing these tastes to get that classic Thai flavor.
Most dishes will have at least three of these elements to make sure everything’s balanced and tasty.
What are the 4 styles of cooking in Thailand?
Thai cooking has four main styles:
- Central, with its balance of flavors and focus on seafood
- Northeastern (Isan), known for spicy and sour dishes
- Northern, featuring mild and hearty flavors with lots of veggies and herbs
- Southern, which is all about heat and intense spices, often with coconut milk.
What is Thai-style cooking?
Thai cooking style is about mixing sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and spicy flavors. Think fresh herbs and quick cooking, like stir-frying or steaming.
It’s all about bold tastes but easy enough to get into. Every dish has its own kick and keeps things interesting.
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