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Thai and Akha Cooking Class in Chiang Mai

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Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Thailand
Thai and Akha Cooking Class in Chiang Mai
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Get a taste for the unique flavors of Thai and ‘Akha’ cooking during this 6-hour cooking class in Chiang Mai. Discover the culture and cuisine of the Akha, an indigenous hill tribe of Southeast Asia, with the help of your native host. You’ll visit the local market to shop for ingredients (morning class only), and learn to prepare 11 different dishes. A souvenir cook book from your session is also included.
  • Learn to prepare Thai and Akha cuisine during a cooking class in Chiang Mai
  • Visit a local market to observe a slice of daily life and shop for ingredients (morning session only)
  • Prepare 11 different dishes, including a combination of soups, desserts, appetizers and entrees
  • Great introduction to Northern Thailand's unique cuisines and cultures
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Start by two Appetizers
The class will start by preparing the famous Papaya Salad and the perfect Fried Spring Rolls.
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.
Making two Desserts
Mango Sticky Rice and Pumpkin in Coconut Milk
Local market tour (only for morning class)
Individual cooking station
Akha Hill Tribe coffee
Full color cook book
Hotel pickup and drop-off (only within 3 km from city area)
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
14/10 Soi Rat Chiang Saen 2 Ko. , 14/10 Soi Rat Chiang Saen 2 Ko., Tambon Hai Ya, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand

Morning Cooking Class: Meeting at Wat Pan Whaen, by 8:50 am. See the Google map: Evening Cooking Class: Meeting at Cooking School Location by 4:50 pm See the Google map: