Learn in depth about 'real', local Thai cuisine at a tropical riverside home
Visit a local market to see, and learn about, a wide variety of local produce
Try your hand in the kitchen as you create your host's tasty family recipes
Dine with your host, in her lovely air-conditioned dining room, overlooking the river
Enjoy a scenic boat ride to the outskirts of Bangkok on your hosts own private boat
Experience a unique Thai Cooking Experience which includes a scenic boat trip, market tour and lunch.
After breakfast, transfer to a local skytrain station and visit a local market located next to a Buddhist temple and the Tha Chin River. The market is known for its wide variety of vegetables and Thai snacks. As you shop together, your Thai host will show you regional fruit and vegetables at her preferred vendors in the market. Next, board a boat that your host steers herself! Enjoy the river breeze and the scenes of local homes, riverbank life and lush river vegetation during your 30-minute boat ride to her tropical riverside home.
You will be greeted with a welcome drink before joining your host in the kitchen to share her in-depth knowledge of Thai herbs and spices and passion for cooking. Cook together in her studio kitchen that is also used by her other cooks for the restaurant she runs from her home. Be prepared to chop vegetables and pound spices as you cook with your host. Learn some of the methods and secret tips that the chefs use to prepare dishes.
Dine on her creative Thai dishes based on family recipes, in her dining room, overlooking the river. Your meal, which will be accompanied by local beer, may include dishes such as Gai phad grachhay (fried chicken marinated in herbs and topped with fried finger root) or Gang phed ped yang (red curry with roasted duck, pineapple, pumpkin and sweet basil). Your host is passionate about cooking and presents dishes artfully using flowers and herbs from her garden.
After a day cooking and eating together, transfer to your hotel arriving back in the early afternoon.