When we visited Bangkok a couple of weeks ago, we decided to go on a cooking class since that’s something that Alex and I have always wanted to do. We booked the Maliwan Thai Cooking Class through KKday, and I must say that it was so much fun!
From going to the local market to cook your very own Thai food – it was an amazing experience that I can highly recommend anyone to do who loves food.
Down below you can read more about my experience of the Maliwan Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok!
What to expect
Near Khao San Road, you’ll find the Maliwan Thai Cooking Class. When you arrive you’ll be greeted with a welcome drink and also get to meet with the other ”students”. You’re going to hop on a tuk-tuk and go to a local market to buy fresh ingredients for the food that you’re making. While walking through the market you’ll learn much about several fresh foods that you find in the markets around Thailand – which is very interesting.
When finished your shopping you’re going to hop on a tuk-tuk again and head towards the kitchen to start cooking your very own Thai food. In the kitchen, you’ll be guided by Maliwan’s expert chefs and get to practice your skills in the Thai kitchen. Use local utensils to make your food and follow your taste buds to get the perfect flavors just for you.
- Welcome drink & meeting up with the other “students”
- Visit local market
- Learn about Thai culture and food
- Cook four traditional Thai dishes
- Enjoy and taste your very own Thai food
What we got to cook
The food that you’re cooking can always vary depending on what’s available at the market on that day you’re attending. We got to cook a Green Curry, Green Papaya Salad, Tom Yum Goong soup and also Tubtim Krob for dessert.
First, we got to cook the green curry. We made the green curry paste from scratch, and I must tell you that it’s so much more delicious than if you buy it ready from the supermarket. It wasn’t that hard to make, but it took some time – which was definitely worth it when you got to taste it. After the green curry, we started on the famous Tom Yum Goong soup. A hot and savory soup with mushrooms, chicken (they have vegetarian options if you ask in advance), chilies, lemongrass and other delicious herbs. The third dish was the green papaya salad, which was one of my favorites.
For dessert, we got to make the popular dish Tubtim Krob, which isn’t my favorite dish, to be honest. It was fun to make, but the flavors and consistency weren’t so good in my opinion. Some of the other “students” liked it, so it’s up to you and your taste buds if you like it or not :)
How much does it cost?
The cooking class costs 35 USD per person. Click here to book your experience!
- They have 2 classes per day. One in the morning (9 am – 1 pm) and one in the afternoon (1.30 pm – 5.30 pm)
- Duration of the cooking class is 4 Hours
- The menu can vary from day to day according to the available ingredients at the market
- If you have any special dietary requirements – please inform in advance
- Maximum of 7 people can attend the class at the same time
- Telephone Number: +66 (0) 2107 5825
How to get there
Address: 9 Sipsamhang Road, Taladyod Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200 (near Khaosan Road.)
My best advice is to use Google Maps to find the cooking class. It’s located near Kraisi Road and inside a building with narrow alleys – so it can be a bit hard to find without using a map that guides you in the right direction. Before going to the class (when you have WiFi) open up the google maps app on your phone, write in the address of the cooking class and also the location from where you’re going from.
How you want to get there is totally up to you. You can get there via boat and tuk-tuk, via BTS/MRT, by bus (that’s what we did) and also via taxi (which is the most comfortable and easy way to get there). But don’t forget to put in the address in Google Maps!
Summary of my experience of the Maliwan Thai Cooking Class
I had so much fun at the Maliwan Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok. This was actually a dream that came true since it was something that I’ve always wanted to do. I have nothing negative to say about this class, and I wasn’t disappointed in any way. From the shopping at the market and tuk-tuk rides to cooking/tasting your own Thai food and learning about the culture and food – it was a great experience indeed!
If you ever have been thinking about going on this kind of class – go to the Maliwan Thai Cooking Class! It was so much fun, great to learn about Thai culture, and also fun to meet new people with the same food interest as you.
It was actually that much fun that I’m going to attend more cooking classes in the future!