Paya Thai Cooking
Paya Thai Cooking
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Fun and friendly Thai cooking classes for individuals and groups wanting to learn about Thai food and how to cook authentic and delicious Thai dishes, taught by authentic Thai chefs!
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Dorota D
    Sliema, Malta5 contributions
    Fantastic experience
    I have attended thai cooking class few months ago and it exceeded my expectations. Having done a few cooking classes in the past I have just expected this to be a normal cooking class, you cook, take your recipes and food and go home. This was much different from the moment I arrived till the end I felt very welcome in Paya's home and her amazing kitchen. She is an excellent host and the cooking class was just an addition to an amazing friendly evening with great company and excellent food. I will be back in the new year :)
    Visited August 2022
    Written 14 December 2022
  • DayTrip57465385964
    2 contributions
    Are you ready to be blown away
    Are you ready for a cooking experience that you will remember and cherish for months to come. Superb experience, didn’t know what to expect from this gift that we received. From the moment you step foot inside you are greeted with warmth and passion from the chef, the likes of which I have never experienced before. The cooking class was exceptional and I feIt I took a great deal away from this experience (including left overs). Our chef was very knowledgable, she showed real passion about Thai food. It’s a hands on course and no one is left out. From choosing the food you want to cook to getting stuck in, you are the focus of the day. All ingredients are fresh and you will possibly encounter some that you may have not come across before. The cooking session was informative and fun. The food was some of the best Thai food I have eaten, the best bit was I cooked it (with a little bit of help). Will certainly consider another cooking session for myself or someone else for that special gift. All in all a fantastic experience!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 February 2023
  • davidcorbinuk
    Basingstoke, United Kingdom7 contributions
    Fantastic experience
    I bought this as a birthday gift for my wife, so we could enjoy an experience together and learn how to cook some great Thai food! We were fortunate to have a very personalised cooking course with only one other, friendly couple with us on the day too. We had great fun learning with Jirapan and she was a brilliant teacher. We will return for another course during the year for sure and if you are looking for a cooking course with a chef who breaks it down into simple steps and leads you to the point of eating authentic Thai food you made, then I cant recommend it enough!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 March 2023
  • Mike K
    London, United Kingdom31 contributions
    An amazing cooking experience!
    We had such a great cooking experience! Jirapan was so welcoming, organised and entirely professional in her approach, and made the whole morning such a wonderful learning experience. There were great tips as what spices to use, how to chop certain things......all just such useful and helpful things to take back into our own kitchens. The food both looked and tasted amazing, and I'm going straight out to buy what I need to cook it all again in my own kitchen! Thank you!!
    Visited May 2023
    Written 2 May 2023
  • Joanna C
    1 contribution
    Brilliant birthday treat
    My mum, sister and me had such a great morning with Jirapan in her amazing kitchen! She was the ultimate professional but it was really fun and informative too and she instructed us really clearly to make 3 incredible dishes. We’ve all cooked Thai food before but this was something else and Jirapan was so knowledgeable. It made for such a memorable day and we enjoyed eating everything we cooked that evening for my mum’s birthday.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 May 2023
  • Peter D
    Bordon, United Kingdom3 contributions
    Wonderful learning and sharing experience
    This was a wonderful learning and taste experience, with so many useful tips as well as recipes to be able to make the delicious Thai food again and again. The host was very clear in her instructions and made us all feel very much at home. It was great to meet new people and enjoy sharing this time with them.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 May 2023
  • Mark F
    2 contributions
    A fantastic cooking experience
    Fantastic cooking experience! Jirapan is so welcoming and an amazing teacher. Not only is it a fun way to spend a Saturday morning, I came away with many new skills as well as enough cooked food to feed the whole family that evening. I would highly recommend going on one of Jirapan's courses.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 14 May 2023
  • Richard H
    1 contribution
    Very enjoyable and educational
    I thoroughly enjoyed the whole morning and especially the meal we created at the end. I thought the whole event was well run and well timed, with clear instructions and training throughout and suitable for budding chefs of all abilities. Thank you for the where to find the ingredients list and recipes too.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Laurie B
    1 contribution
    Best birthday
    We had the BEST day! I went with my Mum, my girlfriend and my best friend. Definitely my favourite way to spend a birthday, with loved ones cooking and eating amazing food. Jirapan is not only an expert - so full of knowledge and such a patient teacher, but she is so warm and kind too. She has thought of absolutely everything to make it comfortable, fun and memorable. I am already plotting and planning what I want to learn how to cook next time.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 July 2023
  • Rakhee P
    1 contribution
    Absolutely amazing cooking class
    If you want to learn how to cook authentic Thai food, then I would without a doubt recommend Paya Thai Cooking. Jirapan is really welcoming, she makes you feel comfortable. She is very informative about the ingredients and she was extremely engaging. You can tell that she is very passionate about cooking, and it's done from the heart. We had a lot of fun and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The food was absolutely delicious. Jirapan was very responsive to emails when I enquired about the class, and she accommodated the different dietary requirements. Keep up the excellent work Jirapan! , I will definitely be booking another cooking class with Paya Thai Cooking.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 28 September 2023
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Charlottesweb_11
Ibiza, Spain15 contributions
Dec 2023 • Business
I booked jirapans cookery class for our work Xmas outing. We had a great time. Jirapan is really lovely and a really good teacher and we learnt lots of skills. The food was all of a high quality and we really enjoyed eating the food after the class too. There was tonnes of food to eat, we had to take the leftovers home! I highly recommend, everyone had a great time. Thankyou
Written 3 December 2023
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Lookslikejesney
Overton, UK2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
This is my second class with Jirapan, her classes are brilliant. She explains every step, why its done that way and answers any question you have.
For me, the classes help me gain more knowledge about cooking Thai food and where to improve my techniques. Im already looking at the next class and her online cooking course.
If you are cooking thai or just want to have a go, these classes are really good fun and a great afternoon/evening of cooking
Written 3 December 2023
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MichaelTewfik
London, UK2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
From the moment you arrive Jirapan makes you feel very welcome and comfortable in her family kitchen which is wonderfully well sized and equipped. Everything is explained with just the right level of detail with the day moving at a pace that will suit the more seasoned Thai cook and those that do this a little less frequently.
This was my second time to one Jirapan's classes and they are always great fun with people who also are there to enjoy the social side of the day too.
Thoroughly recommend it!
Written 19 November 2023
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Explorer372302
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
We had a great time learning how to make the most delicious Thai food ourselves from scratch. Jirapan gave us such a warm welcome and shared so many useful hints and tips. We used the freshest ingredients and took home our dishes to enjoy later. The kitchen environment was spotless and so well set up so that we could all participate. We even had Jirapan's colleague 'Mum' tidying behind us as if by magic. It was such a treat! We'll be visiting again to learn some more dishes soon.
Written 13 November 2023
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Jamie D
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
This was the second session with Jirapan. Delicious menu, great techniques demonstrated, gorgeous food prepared with the help of excellent tuition. Enjoyed the session enormously and came away with three mouth-watering dishes to enjoy at home. Highly recommended.
Written 13 November 2023
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Rakhee P
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Business
If you want to learn how to cook authentic Thai food, then I would without a doubt recommend Paya Thai Cooking.

Jirapan is really welcoming, she makes you feel comfortable. She is very informative about the ingredients and she was extremely engaging. You can tell that she is very passionate about cooking, and it's done from the heart.

We had a lot of fun and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The food was absolutely delicious.

Jirapan was very responsive to emails when I enquired about the class, and she accommodated the different dietary requirements.

Keep up the excellent work Jirapan! , I will definitely be booking another cooking class with Paya Thai Cooking.

Written 28 September 2023
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Christine B
11 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
The cooking class was good fun and informative. The entire morning was extremely well organised and I came home with some delicious dishes and recipes.
Written 11 July 2023
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Laurie B
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Friends
We had the BEST day! I went with my Mum, my girlfriend and my best friend. Definitely my favourite way to spend a birthday, with loved ones cooking and eating amazing food. Jirapan is not only an expert - so full of knowledge and such a patient teacher, but she is so warm and kind too. She has thought of absolutely everything to make it comfortable, fun and memorable. I am already plotting and planning what I want to learn how to cook next time.
Written 8 July 2023
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lynneH
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Solo
Such an interesting morning learning how to prepare Thai food will definitely be using my new skills at home.
Written 3 July 2023
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Richard H
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Solo
I thoroughly enjoyed the whole morning and especially the meal we created at the end. I thought the whole event was well run and well timed, with clear instructions and training throughout and suitable for budding chefs of all abilities. Thank you for the where to find the ingredients list and recipes too.
Written 3 July 2023
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