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Receive a morning pickup from your Chiang Mai hotel and transfer to the cooking studio for your session. Depending on if you’ve selected the morning session you’ll also get to stop by a local Chiang Mai market to shop for fresh ingredients for your session.

Once you arrive at the cooking site, you’ll begin to prepare a variety of dishes with the help of your Akha instructor. Not only will you get a glimpse into Akha culture and food, you’ll also learn about some of the Akha’s unique ingredients as well. During your session you will prepare 2 appetizers, a soup, a curry paste and curry, and 2 desserts, as well as several special Akha-style dishes like Akha Salad, Akha Soup, and ‘Sapi Thuong’ (tomato dipping sauce).

You’ll finish the day by enjoying your home-cooked meal featuring all your recent creations. Before you leave, your host will provide a special souvenir cookbook you can use to recreate the dishes when you return home. Finish the day with a ride back to your Chiang Mai hotel.
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Thai Akha Cooking School
Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Discover new details about Akha culture, food and cooking ingredients
  • Sit down for a meal featuring your freshly-made creations
  • Souvenir cookbook included
  • Great introduction to Northern Thailand's unique cuisines and cultures
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Amazing experience

Jay was a great host. Myself and my family thoroughly enjoyed the cooking course. We learnt loads about Thai spices and ATE LOADS!! I would thoroughly recommend as a cooking experience!

Thank Senthuran V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great Day of Food in Chiang Mai

The day started with a tour of a local market, tasting fruits, vegetables, and a range of hot peppers. Our tour guide showed us all the tastes and smells of a true local market. We then went back to cook and we cooked for hours....More

Thank CR425
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Cooking

Best cooking school we could have ever done, J J was brilliant, a really nice happy teacher who clearly loves the history of the ahka people and their food. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to learn multiple dishes- don’t panic as we receive...More

Thank freddydublin3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic and delicious

I loved this class. It is a great way to learn and eat! I took the evening class... Kiti taught so much—not just about food, but about Thailand. It’s engaging, and a great way to meet people if you’re solo traveling. I can’t wait to...More

Thank Lee D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Cooking class

Amazing food Amazing evening Thoroughly enjoyed the group. Niti was full of character and great fun. Cooking was split up by cooking each course so we weren’t hungry throughout. Absolutely stuffed by the end. Would recommend to everyone!! Defiantly a must go if your in...More

Thank Ben S
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AmandaL19
17 August 2018|
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Response from thai_akha_staff | Property representative |
Hi Amanda, Our Morning Class start by 9:00am Pickup time between 8:30am to 9:00am And morning class end by 2:00pm/2:30pm Drop off take almost 30/45 minutes Hope to see you in our classes soon!! Thank you
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ATW4FUN
2 August 2018|
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Response from thai_akha_staff | Property representative |
Hi, yes, no problem guest Vegan Vegetarian or swich ingredients to accommodate any kind of food allergies. Thanks to ask
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Rebeccanaulor6
1 August 2018|
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Response from thai_akha_staff | Property representative |
Yes, normally we do accept visitors... please ask to our office by email or visit our web. Thanks
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