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Thai and Akha Cooking Class in Chiang Mai provided by Thai Akha Cooking School

Thai and Akha Cooking Class in Chiang Mai

Thai and Akha Cooking Class in Chiang Mai
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Tour snapshot
Learn more about a hill tribe in Thailand during a cooking class
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
12
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    12
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
The best way to get to know a country’s culture is through its food. Delve deeper into Thai cuisine, and the culture of the Akha hill tribe, during a cooking class in Chiang Mai, which proves perfect for food lovers and first-time visitors. As well as learning to master traditional dishes, you’ll get a glimpse of local life at a fresh food market.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Use equipment you may not have at home
  • Discover unfamiliar ingredients during a market tour
  • Prepare 11 different dishes sure to suit every taste
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.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Use equipment you may not have at home
  • Discover unfamiliar ingredients during a market tour
  • Prepare 11 different dishes sure to suit every taste
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 35919P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our Cooking School has moved to a new Garden location since January 2020. Our new location is just 5 minutes walk from Chiang Mai South Gate, so 15 minutes walk from the center of the old City.
  • 14/10 Soi Rat Chiang Saen 2 Ko., Tambon Hai Ya, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand Morning Cooking Class: Meeting at Wat Pan Whaen, by 8:50 am. See the Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/brDduAydRvksy4ip7 Evening Cooking Class: Meeting at Cooking School Location by 4:50 pm See the Google map:https://g.page/thaiakhakitchen?share
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our Cooking School has moved to a new Garden location since January 2020. Our new location is just 5 minutes walk from Chiang Mai South Gate, so 15 minutes walk from the center of the old City.
  • 14/10 Soi Rat Chiang Saen 2 Ko., Tambon Hai Ya, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand Morning Cooking Class: Meeting at Wat Pan Whaen, by 8:50 am. See the Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/brDduAydRvksy4ip7 Evening Cooking Class: Meeting at Cooking School Location by 4:50 pm See the Google map:https://g.page/thaiakhakitchen?share
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

5.0
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Alexander
1 contribution
Jan 2022
Good combination for a perfect event: A well designed location equipped with all the tools required, a hand picked set of individual Akha dishes mixed with known Thai specialties, and then of course the authentic presentation of our host Niti. Thank you very much for this very special treat!
Written 23 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Flora_bho
Glasgow, UK16 contributions
Absolutely fabulous class. started off in local market trying all sorts of tasty morsels and learning about our ingredients. Niki our guide and teacher made everything interesting and fun. The classroom is so beautiful and well equipped. Made lots of tasty dishes, you won't leave hungry! Instruction very clear and chilled, learnt lots and had a great time
Written 21 January 2022
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Jan
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Solo
It was very good organisied and friendly experience. You will make many dishes - so dont eat too much in advance. Also good when you travel alone and want to meet other people.
Written 20 January 2022
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Evelyn R
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Friends
Super nice class! I had the morning class with the market tour! The hosts spoke very good and understandable English, we’re very friendly and helpful and many good jokes were made. As an extra they talked about Thai and Akha culture. The food we cooked was delicious and quite easy to follow. And as it would not be enough, we also got some gifts in the end. More than enough for this money! Totally recommend it!
Written 20 January 2022
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VirveM
16 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Fun and great way to spend a half-day. Experienced teachers and great choice of dishes. I took the morning class, which included visit to the market, where we learned a lot about local vegetables and throughout the class we heard a lot about Akha culture. Highly recommended!
Written 20 January 2022
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Craig S
2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Me and my partner took the morning cooking class which included the tour of the local markets in the morning for ingredients. Niti was incredibly friendly, and very knowledgable. We cooked some amazing dishes, and the kitchen is so beautiful. Could not recommend enough! Such a great day!
Written 19 January 2022
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BA P
4 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
This class was maybe our favorite activity in Thailand! Come hungry, cause there's so much to taste and eat! It was nice that the menu was customizable and we could each cook our own favorites. Niti was a great teacher, and very fun person. This class was very entertaining and informative and I can't recommend it enough.

Thanks again for a great time!
Written 19 January 2022
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Rebecca R
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Friends
This class was great - very easy to follow along, and made multiple course of delicious food. Would highly recommend!
Written 18 January 2022
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Sarah
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
My boyfriend and I had great fun learning about and cooking the different Thai and Akha dishes. Beautiful classroom in a great location. Would highly recommend this to anyone coming to chiang mai.
Written 16 January 2022
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Ivan B
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
Niti was a great host and guide. Booked the morning class and Niti gave us a great insight to the local delicacies and ingredients. The cooking class was great and Niti gave a great explanation of each ingredient and how they compliment each other. I would definately recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn Thai cooking.
Written 15 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Thai Akha Cooking School
Daniellernn
Daniellernn
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Perfect cooking class with lots of food!
Our cooking class started at the local market, where our teacher showed us around and told us about various local v
katryshag
katryshag
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Memorable & Delicious Experience
This was one of the most memorable experiences, I would highly recommend it! They picked us up at our hotel which w
536mariannep
536mariannep
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10000% Recommend !
10000% recommend for anyone in Chiang Mai! Our instructor Nikorn was amazing! Leaving this experience feeling inspi
86grahamo
86grahamo
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Great food and lots of fun.
Excellent course. Very well organised and fun. The food is delicious and the instructors made it simple to learn. W
dantheman2424
dantheman2424
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Amazing
It was a great experience learning to make all the dishes, go to the market to get some of the items, and eat the d
JdiJessiEL987
JdiJessiEL987
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5 stars!
You HAVE to do this course otherwise you are missing out! Fantastic market tour. Amazing cooking class. So we’ll pr
894constantina
894constantina
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Great experience!
We had a wonderful experience! Starting in the food market was great - our guide walked us around and explained cer
R4838MWlauriel
R4838MWlauriel
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Fantastic Food & Fun!!!
This class was absolutely amazing. The knowledge shared both at the market and while cooking was phenomenal. I lear
alexandretheiller01
alexandretheiller01
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Incredible experience
Really really fun. We ate and learnt a lot of good food. From the morning where we visit a market to the cooking, i
lucymw21
lucymw21
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Amazing experience
We had an amazing evening filled with cooking, eating and learning all about Akha culture! Nikon is a credit to the
juji2018
juji2018
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Brilliant - I'd recommend it to everyone
Delicious food, friendly and funny staff. Uncomplicated organisation. All in all, just a fab experience.
Perilla5280
Perilla5280
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Unique family experience
This class goes beyond teaching standard US Thai restaurant fare. It began with a brief look at Akha culture and en
Traveler23123124178
Traveler23123124178
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fantastic cooking class
So much of travelling is walking around and looking at stuff. This was a welcome change of pace with a fantastic co
CMCD19
CMCD19
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A great class
My daughter and I did a zoom cookery class with Niti. Lists of Ingredients, equivalent etc were sent well in advanc
kremerfamily
kremerfamily
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Wonderful experience
We have taken classes both in-person and online. They bring a lot of joy and energy to each class, share a bit abo
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