Thai and Akha Cooking Class in Chiang Mai: Culinary Journey with a Native Akha Chef
3,145 Ratings
Tambon Hai Ya
Embark on a culinary journey in Chiang Mai with a native Akha chef. Learn the art of Thai and Akha cooking, discover unique dishes, and immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Akha people.
Duration: 6 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • 14/10 Soi Rat Chiang Saen 2 Ko. - Morning Cooking Class + Market Tour
    Thai Akha Kitchen will take you to the Local Market to see the real lifestyle of local people + Cooking Thai and Akha foods.

Evening cooking class excluding Market tour only cooking.
Why choose Evening Cooking Class?
Fits around a busy day schedule
First home-cooked Thai dinner in Thailand.
No need to worry or plan where or what to eat for dinner just come and cook!
It’s cooler in the evening, actually a much better time to be cooking.

What's Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (only within 3 km from city area)
  • Local market tour (only for morning class)
  • Individual cooking station
  • Akha Hill Tribe coffee
  • Full color cook book
What's Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Meal Options
  • Start by two Appetizers - The class will start by preparing the famous Papaya Salad and the perfect Fried Spring Rolls.
  • Making two Desserts - Mango Sticky Rice and Pumpkin in Coconut Milk
  • Three Akha Dishes - In Akha traditions, every meal must have a Chilli Sauce (Sapi Thong), one Salad, and one Soup.
  • Pick one out of four Curry and Curry Paste - You can choose one of the four most popular Thai curries; Red curry, Green curry, Panang curry, or the Massaman curry.
  • Pick one out of three Soup - You can choose between the Chicken & Coconut Milk (Tom Kha Gai), the Hot and Sour Prawn Soup (Tom Yum Gong), or the Clear Soup & Egg Tofu
  • Pick one out of four Stir-Fried - You can choose Pad Thai, Chicken with Cashew Nut, Chicken with Hot Basil, or Sweet and Sour Vegetables.
  • Everyone can choose their own menu individually - All recipes can be adapted to be cooked: Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free. Alternative solutions are available for any food allergies.
Additional Information

Acquire the knowledge to prepare Thai and Akha cuisine while vacationing in Chiang Mai under the guidance of our expert chef, an indigenous Akha person. Gain insight into their distinctive culinary practices and meals, along with an understanding of their history and traditions. Light snacks, local market tour (only for morning sessions), and hotel transportation are part of the package.

  • Visitor are welcome
  • Come with empty stomach
14/10 Soi Rat Chiang Saen 2 Ko.
Soi Rat Chiang Saen 2 Ko.
Meeting Point for Walk-In: Morning Cooking Class: Meeting at Wat Pan Whaen Temple, by 9:00 am There is where we meet before starting the market tour. Evening Cooking Class: Meeting at Cooking School Location by 5:00 pm
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Apr 12, 2024
Highly recommend!! - I highly recommend this cooking class!! It is incredibly hands on and you get to try so many dishes that tasted amazing. You truly get the Thai experience! And special shoutout to Ming who did an amazing job!!
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Apr 12, 2024
Wonderful! - Amazing . 10/10 just book this class no matter your age you will love it and learn a lot. We loved seeing the market and learning so many thai dishes .
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Apr 12, 2024
Cooking class - Fantastic would highly reccomed to anyone great teachers very friendly and felt comforable no matter what level of Experience you have cooking its for anyone really helpful and i really learned alot the market tour was great also everything was perfect would happy do a cooking class here again thank you
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Apr 11, 2024
Fantastic and Fun Class - Nikon was an awesome instructor, full of energy and great instruction. He made it easy for both experienced and novice cooks understand the basics of Thai cooking.
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Apr 10, 2024
BEST Cooking Class EVER! - This class is fantastic! You'll have so much learning to cook Thai and Akha food. Start the day with a trip to the market to buy ingredients but you'll taste a lot of local food for sale there too. Next it's off to the very well organized and super attractive cooking school for a few hours of cooking, eating, learning and making friends. Do not eat before this class! Between snacking at the market and cooking, then eating, so many dishes, you'll be stuffed! The staff is so friendly and helpful. They really are the heart of the cooking school. You can't go wrong with the Thai Akha Cooking School. Look for a video on my YT (RetiringToAsia) about this class.
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Apr 10, 2024
What a fantastic experience! - I recently attended the Thai Akher cookery school where the teacher, Nikhorn was absolutely fantastic. His expertise and passion for cooking shone through in every aspect of the lesson. I left feeling inspired and excited to try out new recipes. I highly recommend this cookery school for anyone looking to improve their Thai culinary skills!
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Apr 10, 2024
Great evening. - Excellent evening learning about the culture and cooking. I feel really confident to have a go back home. The school is well equipped and has a great atmosphere. Most of all the staff were great, Nikorn is a great teacher and the support team made sure things ran smoothly.
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Apr 10, 2024
yum - awesome staff, delicious food. worth doing this tour for sure. pickup and dropoff to hotel is the cherry on the cake. recommended
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Apr 10, 2024
Be sure to take part! - Really highly recommended! A little visit to the market where you can try different things and then a great cooking class!
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Apr 9, 2024
Warm, welcoming and wonderful - Nikorn and Aon were amazing! They made us feel right at home and encouraged us to cook from the heart. It was a fantastic experience and was a great introduction to Thai cooking. Thank you so much!
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up to 8 guests
April 2024