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“not friendly and disgusting”

Roi Thai Cooking School
Ranked #4 of 6 Food & Drink in Ko Lanta
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Munich, Germany
1 review
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“not friendly and disgusting”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

At first the lesson started 1 hour later than scheduled and we were left waiting without intruduction or explanation. The welcome drink was a glas of water.....
The cooking teacher was ill and had often sneezed during the lessons without covering her nose nor washing her hands.
The lessons were very cursorily and the teacher never made sure that the students could follow along. Sometimes the teacher only laughed at the faults you did instead of showing the correct way. It was no time to document the preparation during the lessons.
The last dish was served at 11 pm, every one was very tired.
The food was good but I got the runs form it (the first and only one i had during three weeks of thailand vacation!!)

Visited March 2014
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“I need to buy a wok”
Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

I'd recommend doing this to any wannabe/delusional chef in the making. The head chef "Toey" is as gay as Christmas and obviously loves what he does. He also loves striking the same pose in each and every photo, a pose he has obviously worked on for some time. To the food we did spring rolls, pad Thai, and Tom yam soup. All turned out delicious despite the wives insistence of chilli being the dominating theme. Would do again on another day to learn another dish however if you have affection for your knuckle hair keep the utensils away from the direct heat of the wok.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great crack, worth a visit:)”
Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

We went to this today it was great crack and a was a nice break from the hot day.
Some basic but delicious thai dishes to cook and then eat while learning a bit about the ingredients along the way. The chef toi is a great laugh too.
The toilets and the restaurant could do with a bit of upkeep and I think they should provide you with free water while your there. Other than that I loved it, would go back.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Absolutely Fantastic !”
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

After eating at this fabulous beach side restaurant and tasting incredible authentic Thai cuisine, we decided to take the cooking course offered here.

It was fantastic, Toey the teacher is just brilliant. Full of knowledge and passion about his wonderful culture and cuisine. We took the 5 hour evening course, Toey took us to the local market and introduced us to so many Thai ingredients, many of which I heard of but never actually seen, we got to taste things and meet the local vendors. Then back to the school for a welcome break and to watch the sun setting over the sea. We made curry paste from scratch, spicy soup, spring rolls,Thai green curry and a delicious barracuda dish. All of which was explained and executed in a professional but fun way by Toey. We then got to eat each course on the beach. Just wonderful.
Toey has built his restaurant and school from scratch, he had learnt English only from his customers and students and is a hard working dedicated individual as are his team who work for him. If he was here in London he would be a celebrity chef for sure, as his personality is just brilliant as are his cooking and fun way of teaching.

Ignore the negative comments, this is NOT a money spinner, you learn so much in an amazing setting, in a very fun way. If you want to learn knife skills, enrol on a chefs course at your local college.

Put this as A MUST DO on your list of things in Koh Lanta I highly recommend it.

Thank you Toey, thank you Roi Thai
We had a great time!

Lisa and Fabio

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Good, entertaining but not for professionals”
Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

We did the lunch time course and had no waiting around. Just cooking and eating. We were a little disappointed we didn't make curry paste from scratch but that is the evening course.

It was a good little day out and activity but if you are looking to get some actual skills like knife skills etc. you won't find it here.

I also think a little pricey but you do get lots of food, however 1500B is pricey. Use the 10% voucher off we found on the back of our map

Visited February 2014
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