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May Kaidee's Cooking School

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Address: 59 Tanao Road | Wat Sam Phraya, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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+66 89 137 3173
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00

Our main cooking school in Bangkok, offering Thai cooking classes, Raw food...

Our main cooking school in Bangkok, offering Thai cooking classes, Raw food courses, and a variety of specialty classes such as How to Make Tofu, Chilli Paste and Thai Desserts. Our instructors can teach in English or Thai. Thai cooking classes also end in a students optionally being able to learn basic steps in traditional Thai dancing!

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Best and entertaining cooking class ever!

We had an instructor called one/won? Who lead our cooking class. We did the two hour session for a quick session. It was so good, we made four dishes ourselves. Our instructor... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an instructor called one/won? Who lead our cooking class. We did the two hour session for a quick session. It was so good, we made four dishes ourselves. Our instructor (one) was very entertaining, we were constantly laughing and we even danced at the end. The instructions were given via a book and through the instructor (one) who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent a few hours an afternoon at the cooking school together with three others. I had a wonderful time and learned so much. It was quick and our teacher very good at keeping the pace and telling us why we'd do things in a certain way. I went home the day after and immediately starting cooking the best thaifood... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did a 3 day cooking course with May Kaidee and i really enjoyed learning to cook Thai food. They showed such simple easy tricks to make your meals delicious. Noody, our instructor was a fabulous teacher and he was extremely patient answering all our questions. At the end of each class we were stuffed with such delicios and healthy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a family of 3 with a 7.5 year old boy. We were late for 1 hour, but we are still able to cook a great few dishes and ate at the same time. Food was so delicious, made from fresh ingredients such a great way to learn more about thailand. Dishes and recipes are amazing: mango sticky rice,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a most recommended experience. You really do not need to be an experienced cook to enjoy the class. It was directed at beginners but you could also book intense courses if you wanted to. I went on an afternoon course with my husband and a friend and we were joined by another lovely lady. We learnt a variety... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the 3. Hour vegan cookery introduction, it was so informative, relaxed and fun. I would recommend it to anybody who is interested in Thai cooking. Come with an empty stomach as it will be full or yummy food by the end of the session ! Great afternoon thanks !

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall - Poor quality fruit carving class. Teacher was 30 minute late and barely spoke English. Customer service is horrible. I do not recommend this school at all at least for the fruit carving class. Problems - Teacher was late. I arrived on time and waited at the restaurant. There was no school staff there to explain the situation. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This place is a simple and a cheap eatery. However one of the best place to taste authentic Thai food. If you don't care about the decoration, an excellent choice to enjoy Thai food. Order delivery is a little bit slow but I assume they really pay attention to cooking and it is very acceptable based on how tasteful their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We came to the cooking school as a group of four (my husband, teenage stepson, friend, and myself). My husband and I are both vegans and were excited to learn how to cook Thai food at home. We had a great time. There were nine people total in our class. Food was prepped ahead of fine so we basically read... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

A very unique, fun activity to do! Thailand is one of my favorite cuisines so this was a lot of fun + our whole family is vegetarian! We were the only people in class so it was very personal. $28/person and we paid online in USD ahead of time. Sounds pricey, but I thought totally worth it. It was the... More 

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Let me begin by letting you know, that we loved your website and pictures & reviews on TripAdvisor. We are a couple going from vegetarian to vegan and we were delighted that we would get a chance to learn how to make Thai food would in Thailand.

We would like to take the 3 Day Cooking Course but with slight changes. The changes are highlighted in green below.

Day 1

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Introduction to Thai Ingredients

Discussion and review of primary Thai cooking ingredients including Galangal, Thai Basil, Sweet Basil, Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime and Kaffir Lime Leaves.

Chili Paste Introductory Demonstration

Students learn how to make Tom Yam chili paste from raw ingredients.

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Tom Yam soup

Tom Kha soup

Papaya Salad

Pumpkin Hummus

Fresh Spring Rolls

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Peanut Sauce

Pad Thai

Stir Fry

Stir Fried Eggplant and Tofu

Stir Fried Vegetables with Ginger and Cashew Nuts

Fried Vegetables with Spicy Basil (Pat Grapow)

Fried Tofu and Ginger (Pad King)

Day 2

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Advanced Chili Paste Recipes

Red chili paste

Green chili paste

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Red Curry

Green Curry

Massaman Curry

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Banana Flower Salad

Can we add how to make “Mango Salad” here


Pah Loh (Cinnamon Noodle Soup) - Instead of this, can we learn how to make “Spicy Glass Noodle Salad”

Day 3

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Introduction to Thai Raw Food Preparation

Cream Sauce

Pomelo Salad

Thai Coconut Pasta - Can we learn “Coconut Pasta with Spicy Thai Tomato Sauce” instead

Spicy Thai Pizza

Stir Fry

Fried Rice (Khow Oop Tan Ya Peud)

Can we also learn, Olive Fried Rice & Kebabs from the raw food course

Thai Dessert

Black Sticky Rice and Mango - Can we change this to Raw Dragon Fruit Icecream

If you can accommodate the above changes, we would be grateful. We will like the class to be conducted for my husband and I ( two people ). If you get other people to sign up for it, we are ok with the group class too, if the above changes are made to the menu.

Also, we would like to take the cooking class in Chiang Mai. We will be in Chiang Mai from 12 - 18th November. Once, you inform us the availability of the dates and confirm the price for two people , we will make the payment.

Thanks & Regards

4 months ago

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