How To Pick The Right Thai Cooking Class For You When In Bangkok

Time to wok and roll!

One of the best ways to take an intimate look into the culture of a place is through their food. What better way to experience it yourself than by joining a local cooking class and Bangkok certainly isn’t short of any.

Also a great souvenir to take away from the city, joining a cooking class should be fun and effortless. While it may difficult to decide which one you should go for, just follow these simple factors to shortlist and pick the perfect cooking class for you!

List of cooking classes on Tripsle:

Name Location Nearby Attractions Price
Bangkok Thai

Cooking Academy

Sukhumvit Terminal 21,

Baan Kamthieng

House Museum

THB 1,100 – THB 5,000
Pink Chili Thai

Cooking Class

Sukhumvit Terminal 21,

Baan Kamthieng

House Museum

THB 1,150
House of Taste Thai

Cooking Class

Sukhumvit Terminal 21,

Baan Kamthieng

House Museum

THB 1,400 – THB 1,500
Silom Thai

Cooking School

Silom Lumpini Park,

Sky Bar (Lebua State Tower),

Patpong

THB 800 –

THB 920

Sompong Thai

Cooking Class

Silom Lumpini Park,

Sky Bar (Lebua State Tower),

Patpong

THB 920
Maliwan Thai

Cooking Class

Phranakorn Grand Palace,

Wat Pho, Yodpiman

Flower Market

THB 1,200
Thai Cooking

with a Twist

Phranakorn Grand Palace,

Wat Pho, Yodpiman

Flower Market

THB 1,750
Chocolab Cooking

Class at So Sofitel

Hotel Bangkok

Bang Rak Lumphini Park,

Sky Bar (Lebua State Tower),

Patpong

THB 920
Go Thai

Cooking Class

Bang Rak Lumphini Park,

Sky Bar (Lebua State Tower),

Patpong

THB 1,170 – THB 1,400
Baipai Thai

Cooking Class

Chatuchak Chatuchak

Weekend Market

THB 2,200
MyKitchen Cooking

Experience in

Siam Discovery

Pathum Wan Siam Center,

Siam Square One,

SEA LIFE Bangkok

Ocean World

50% off with Tripsle voucher
Blue Elephant

Thai Cooking

Class (Bangkok)

Sathon Lumphini Park,

M.R. Kukrit’s House

THB 2,943 – THB 17,500
Thai Cooking

Class at

Sampran Riverside

Sampran Riverside Rim Klong Market,

Sookjai Farmer’s Market

THB 2,350 – THB 2,900
Siamese Cookery

House Thai

Cooking Class in Bangkok

Huai Khwang Ratchada Rot Fai

Night Market,

Chatuchak Weekend Market

THB 850 – THB 4,200

Five factors to consider

After seeing that list of cooking classes in Bangkok available on Tripsle, it might feel like quite the daunting task to pick the one for you. However, simply take into account these few factors and you’ll be able to easily decide which is the perfect cooking class for you:

1. Location

One of the factors to consider when picking a cooking class is the location. Going for one that is convenient to get to from where you stay certainly removes most of the headache of figuring out how to get there. Besides that, you can also consider picking a cooking class that is near to other attractions you’re planning to visit to match your itinerary.

The Baipai Thai Cooking Class is a short 5-minute drive from Chatuchak Weekend Market while a few others are located in the busy Sukhumvit district. If you happen to be in the Pathum Wan area shopping, you can also easily drop by the MyKitchen Cooking Experience in Siam Discovery.

2. Price point

A city brimming with cooking classes, you can something at every price point. Find one that fits your budget so that you still have enough to experience the other exciting things that Bangkok has to offer! There are also more advanced and premium classes available for a more unique experience.

For example, Silom Thai Cooking School offers affordable classes at THB 800 to THB 920. Meanwhile, If you’re willing to spend more, you can opt for private classes from the famous Blue Elephant Cooking Class.

3. Difficulty level

Depending on whether you’re an amateur or if you’re enthusiast who’s already gotten all the basic cooking skills locked down, picking one that matches your difficulty is very important. You want to be able to follow along and hopefully leave the class confident enough to make the dish yourself home.

For those who love cooking, it’s worth to go for one that is more complicated and advanced like the private classes from Blue Elephant. From a fine dining restaurant background and under the competent guidance of experienced chefs, you’ll definitely be a pro after the class!

4. Cuisine

You’re picking a cooking class after all, so make sure you pick one where you’ll learn to cook a dish that you actually like. Treat this fun experience as an investment because you’ll be able to cook your own favourite dish from now on. As the saying goes, “teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime”!

You’re bound to find something you like from the different daily menus at Sompong Thai Cooking Class, while comfort classics at Maliwan Thai Cooking Class will bound to win you over.

5. Overall experience

After considering all the other factors mentioned above, you can step back and look at the big picture. Think about the overall experience you wish to walk away with. Certain classes like Pink Chili Thai Cooking Class come with a local market shopping, while some focus only on the cooking.

If you want to make time for other activities, you can opt for one that runs for a few hours like House of Taste Thai Cooking Class. Otherwise, you can also go for a full day private class to truly understand the intricacy of the meal and to master your skills.

Bangkok essentials

Make your stay in Bangkok hassle-free by getting all your travel activities and essentials from Tripsle. Find out how you can easily collect these essentials at the airport or Siam Centre. Tripsle a Bangkok airport transfer to and from your hotel. Stay connected throughout your stay with a SIM Card, and make your travels easier with a BTS Skytrain one-day pass or Rabbit Card and ARL Ticket.

For more inspiration, check out our 3D2N Bangkok itinerary and pick a place to stay in one of the cheap but chic hotels in Bangkok!