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The Oriental cooking school in Bangkok with Narain as the instructor was a very special experience... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
PatK7
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Sydney, Australia
Fabulous experience!

This really was such a memorable experience. I am not a big fan of cooking but the teacher was so... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
angiekhorne
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Lydney, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is a once in a life time experience and had been on my "bucket list" for a while. This is a very hands on class and best be joined during the week when less people sign up. This means, you will get a chance to do all the steps of the food preparation instead e.g. weekends - dishes are cooked in groups or groups are doing different stages of a dish. Weekend class are interesting as well as these include a market tour with the head chef. He is very knowledgeable and explains a lot when going over a traditional Thai market.

To really add the final Mandarin Oriental touch to it, the food is served after class in their Thai restaurant with a beautifully decorated table. That has style.

Thank Asia_suitcase
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We had a great time today! It's a hands on cooking class from 9am till 2pm. We went to the wet market nearby and then cooked our own food and they helped serve them to us in this nice Thai restaurant. It's just perfect! And the building is a jewel and a heritage site with so much history ! The instructor Mr Natrain Kiattiyotchareon is simply excellent! Very patient and professional. Frankly, he has done this repeatedly everyday and can still maintain his passion and devotion to Mandarin Oriental! Amazing! Bravo to the whole team of staff who makes this experience unforgettable! Thanks.

Thank Irene C
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

To be honest I found it very boring because you don't really get to do much of the cooking, except for a bit of chopping and stirring. For a beginner or someone who has not cooked Thai dishes before, this would be an ideal class. If you are a cook and already familiar with cooking Asian dishes, then you might find this to be a very expensive lunch!
They advertised the class to be from 9-3pm on a weekend with a 1hour market tour. The market tour was kind of rushed and we were done by 12pm. The table was set up for us to eat what we prepared during class and then you don't even see the instructor or any staff again. You just assume it was done and find your way out. No staff was seen again. You can't even order drinks with your meal.
I choose this as the reviews for this class was all excellent, so had very high expectations. I failed to note there are about a year or so old, so perhaps things have gone downhill a bit. It is very expensive for what it is!
Booking experience was good, class room ambience was good, instructor was good (spoke good English) and they give you a very nice bag, apron, spices, recipe cards and certificate at the end.

Thank stugs123
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

amazing experience
great technique
very professional
i had bkkoed for one class but ended up doing 2

the introduction to ingredients
plus hands on cooking experience is v helpful

1  Thank poonam m
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderful experience! Loved the walk through the market. The instructor/chef and his assistants were wonderful. The menu was delicious. They take such good care of you. Then we enjoyed our delicious food in a beautiful dining room. This is well worth the time and money.

Thank 839stacies
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