Learn some of the secrets of cooking delicious, healthy Thai food at Riverside.
Ever wondered where all the spicy, tangy, fragrant flavours in Thai cuisine come from?
Sign up for a class now, it’s a lot of fun and definitely something to try whilst you are here in Khao Lak. You may find cooking Thai food easier than you think.
Hi, my name is Apple and I would love to show you some of the secrets of Thai cooking at my Khao Lak Thai cooking class. I have created a cosy kitchen overlooking the river not too far from the town centre.
I learnt to cook food the traditional way, helping my Mama in the kitchen from an early age. I have also run a popular Thai restaurant and more recently I cook daily for my guests at my popular guest house.
I enjoy meeting people from all over the world and sharing my experience of cooking Thai food. Even if you are a beginner in the kitchen, please don’t worry. After a few hours you will be able to prepare and cook your favourite Thai dish and most importantly, we will enjoy eating together when we are done.
Our Thai cooking class starts at the local Khao Lak market. Here we will choose the ingredients for your Thai dishes, learn about Thai herbs and spices and catch a glimpse of the daily hustle and bustle of local market life.
This is where the fun really begins as I teach you how to prepare your ingredients the Thai way. Starting with basic curry pastes and Thai seasonings, then cooking techniques before finally creating your impressive Thai meal.
Once we are done cooking I will show you how to garnish and present your meal. Then we all dine together in true Thai style and try all the other delicious dishes the class has cooked. I’m getting hungry just thinking about this.
Do morning classes start too early? You are on holiday after all. So why not enjoy a nice relaxing morning followed by a fun afternoon learning to cook delicious, healthy Thai food at Riverside Thai Cooking Class. The afternoon class is the same as my morning class, just without the market tour. Instead we will learn how to make a delicious sweet Thai dessert.
Some Thai cooking classes have fixed daily menus but I am much more happy for you to choose your own favourite Thai dish to cook.
Each guest can choose their particular favourite from my extensive menu. This means you also get to learn what the others are cooking too.
If your favourite Thai dish does not feature on my menu just contact me in advance and I am sure I can make it happen for you. This is your class after all.
Learning to make Thai spring rolls is always a firm favourite with my guests so I include this in every Thai cooking class as our appetiser for free.
Thai cuisine offers many delicious options for vegetarians and vegans. I have included a few on my menu but I can also adapt other Thai dishes to suit your requirements. If you have a gluten allergy, do not worry there is plenty of gluten free Thai food for you.
I will also include my free recipe for a vegan alternative to fish sauce, one of the core ingredients used in Thai cooking.
I often get asked if my cooking classes are suitable for children and the answer is a simple and honest YES. Children are more than welcome at my Khao Lak Thai cooking class.
It’s a great pleasure to teach children about food. After all that is how I learnt to cook, as a child helping my mother.
After learning to cook your Thai food there is one more important step in creating a Thai meal to impress your friends. We need to present it in an appetising manner and I will even show you some simple food carving tricks too.View my Thai Menu Here
All the fresh ingredients I use for my Khao Lak Thai cooking class are sourced locally, fresh from our daily market. I do not shop with plastic bags. Any left over food waste is turned in compost which I use in my herb garden at Riverside.Read more about my Eco Thai Cooking Classes
I like the saying “too many cooks spoil the broth” and I have always kept this in mind when I started my Thai cooking class. So you get the most out of the time you spend cooking with me, I limit my class size to six cooks.Reserve your Spot Now
After your Thai cooking class I will add you to my mailing list and send you more wonderful Thai recipes and cooking tips.
Your Thai cooking education does not stop once you leave Riverside….
Transfer to the local market from your hotel
Khao Lak market tour (morning class only)
Learn about Thai herbs, curry pastes and local ingredients.
Learn to prepare, cook, present and serve Thai spring rolls and one Thai dish of your choice.
A free recipe of your chosen Thai dish. Plus I will send you all the recipes we cooked during your course and more recipes in the future as part of my Thai Food Mailing list.
Thai Dessert (afternoon class only)
Learn to prepare a delicious Thai dessert.
Lunch or Dinner
Our Thai cooking course would not be complete without getting to eat what we created.
Transfer back to your hotel
I really appreciate the kind reviews many of my guests have written about me and my Thai Cooking Class. It gives me the inspiration and confidence to keep on cooking.
I enjoyed every minute. Apple is a beautiful person inside out, she was very helpful and I could tell that cooking is her forte. The meals we made were delicious, and beautifully presented. We had so much fun. And the venue overlooking a river is an added bonus. A must for every person visiting Thailand/Khaolak.
"We had an awesome time learning to cook with Apple at Riverside Thai Cooking and highly recommend it. The small classes and relaxed and cosy venue makes it easy to talk and get to know each other, and while you are learning to make some delicious food there is plenty of time to ask questions and learn more about Thai food and culture. During the class we learned to make five delicious dishes and we were amazed at how easy they are to make. Thank you Apple for a great morning and we will for sure start to make more Thai food at home."
"Really great fun and amazing food. Apple is a great teacher and makes the whole experience really enjoyable. The location next to the river is nice too. Highly recommended."
“Had a fantastic morning with 'Apple' who taught me and 3 others to cook some really tasty traditional Thai food. Apparently she used to run her own Resturant and now she is sharing her secrets and success. After cooking we sat down to a tasty meal and enjoyed hearing about some local stories. Thank you Apple I really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it to others.”
I have put a lot of time and love into my Riverside Thai Cooking Class and I feel that I offer a fun and unique Thai cooking experience right here in Khao Lak. It would be great if we can learn to cook your favourite Thai food. You can then make again once you get home and impress your friends with your new Thai culinary skills.
Recently I completely renovated my classroom. There’s now more space for cooking and I can cater for larger groups on demand. I have installed a dedicated preparation table, improved the facilities and furnishings and given everything a fresh makeover. Read more here.
I really hope you will come and enjoy with me. If there is anything you would like to ask me or if you would like to reserve your place, please do not hesitate to contact me.