Learning Thai Cooking Basics in Bangkok

First of all, bummer that my brother couldn’t join us for this! He was in Bangkok for a work conference. The parents and I flew in on a Thursday evening. We were only in Bangkok for a total of three short days… and I wanted to get the most out of it.

So I booked a Thai cooking class as a surprise activity for the parents. It was a booking I made via Klook. I’ve been to Bangkok numerous times in the past few years, but I hadn’t experienced a Thai cooking class before. Seems like a great activity to do with the parents on our first day in Bangkok.

We took a Grab from our hotel to get to the Sompong Thai Cooking School. First, we gathered with other cooking students (mostly Korean, if I’m not mistaken). Then we were brought to a local market nearby to learn about popular ingredients used in Thai cuisine.

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Dad and mom at a Thai marketplace.

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Our guide teaching us about popular ingredients in Thai cuisine.

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Some of the ingredients.

After collecting the ingredients and learning about them, we made our way back to the cooking school nearby. It was about a ten minute walk (comfortable, slow speed).

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A legit food stall in Bangkok.

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Walking back to the cooking school.

When we entered the cooking school, we discovered we all had cooking stations and some items to keep.

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A cooking booklet, kitchen apron (lended), and wet towel.

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First time to do a cooking class with my parents.

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Refreshments are provided.

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Neatly arranged. We’re ready to cook!

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Wok stations.

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Plenty of room for students.

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Following Sompong Thai Cooking School.

The best part was learning how to cook four dishes! Yes, FOUR.

  • Thai chicken curry
  • Thai fried rice
  • Tom yum soup
  • Thai potato dessert
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So happy my parents get to try this!

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Some of the ingredients for the curry chicken recipe.

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Dad and mom cooking Thai food.

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Our instructor showing mom some techniques.

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Some of the ingredients for the Thai fried rice.

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Dad and mom listening intently.

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Some of the ingredients for the tom yum soup. Mmmm!

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I really enjoy cooking!

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Mom presents her tom yum soup and fried rice.

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My fried rice and tom yum! ❤

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Really great to learn Thai cooking with the parents.

It was a fantastic experience.

Definitely, I recommend the Sompong Thai Cooking Class as an activity to do while in Bangkok. It’s also an activity you can do with your senior citizen parents.

  • I booked via Klook (this isn’t an advertisement, this is an honest mention!).
  • Learn more about Sompong Thai Cooking Class on their Facebook here.

Sompong Thai Cooking School is located at 31/11 Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand.


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