When you’re travelling to Chiang Mai, take your love for Thai cuisine to new heights with Grandma’s Home Cooking School — an extraordinary opportunity to master your favourite dishes in the most authentic and immersive setting.

While cooking classes are common activities to try while you’re overseas, especially in Thailand, what sets Grandma’s Home Cooking School apart is its unique setting — classes are conducted right on their expansive and picturesque farm!

You can also borrow their traditional hats and umbrellas for photos!

Imagine yourself amidst the serene beauty of Chiang Mai’s countryside, surrounded by lush greenery and the vibrant colors of nature. This idyllic farm serves as the backdrop for an unforgettable culinary journey led by experienced and passionate instructors. You’ll find yourself surrounded but the lush beauty of the land, boasting an impressive array of herbs like basil, blue pea flower, and chilli, all grown with care. I was surprised, as all the other cooking classes I have been to are conducted in an indoor kitchen in the city.

Another appealing aspect of this cooking class in Chiang Mai is the flexibility to choose which dishes you want to cook. Among each category, there are two to three options to choose from. For example, for curries, you can choose between green curry, red curry, and penang curry. Meanwhile, for stir-fry, you can choose between basil chicken with rice or pad thai. Aside from being able to cook what you truly desire, this arrangement is perfect for groups who wish to try a wider variety of Thai food.

Easy-to-learn authentic Thai recipes

From left to right: spring roll, papaya salad, mango sticky rice

The Full-day Course, priced at 1,790 baht, promises a truly comprehensive experience starting at 9am and concluding around 3:45pm. The adventure begins with a visit to the local market, where you’ll immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and enticing aromas of fresh produce. Afterwards, you’ll get 15 minutes to explore the place yourself, and grab a quick breakfast at one of the local dessert and coffee store.

Next, get ready for a fascinating tour of their organic farm. The farm is located 30 minutes away from the city center, but it’s so worth the travel. Not only is the ambience much better, you will also get the opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation for the ingredients that make Thai cuisine so tantalising, as the instructor takes you around the farm to introduce each herb and spice.

Our instructor explaining the differences between a ginger and galangal

Then comes the heart of the day — the hands-on cooking class. Learn the art of crafting at least five delightful dishes, including an appetiser, a soup, a curry, a stir-fry, and a dessert. With expert guidance from experienced instructors, you’ll gain valuable skills and secrets to recreate authentic Thai flavours in your own kitchen.

The cooking station is well-designed, allowing the instructors and her helpers to walk around easily to provide you with support should you need any

If a full day sounds too extensive, fear not, as they offer a Half-day option as well, starting from 1,190 baht per person. The half-day session omits the dessert and snack making portion at the end but ensures you still get to indulge in these treats before you bid farewell.

Embrace this unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the culinary traditions of Thailand, creating cherished memories and savoring the fruits of your labor. Whether you choose the full-day or half-day course, Grandma’s Home Cooking School offers an experience that will not only satisfy your taste buds, but also nurture a profound appreciation for Thai culture and cuisine.

Grandma’s Home Cooking School

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