Chiang Mai: Thai Farm Cooking School

And the Thailand adventures continue! If you’re just starting, be sure to start here.

Dane and I are both foodies, so it should come as no surprise to any of you that when we faced with an opportunity to attend Thai cooking classes we jumped on it.
We chose the Thai Farm Cooking School, located about 45 minutes from our hotel. They picked us up from our hotel, took us to a local market to acquire ingredients for the day, took us on a stroll of their farm (all the fresh vegetables you can imagine) and then introduced us to our cooking stations for the day! I would be remiss in not mentioning they gave us the most refreshing glass of lemongrass tea and we haven’t stopped dreaming of it since.
The market
 Okay, if poultry makes you squeamish–skip this video! But I was mesmerized by the process!
Next up: A visit to the farm. Everything was so fresh (no chemicals or pesticides) that we noshed on herbs and veggies straight from the garden — It was incredible!
And then the part we had been waiting for…it was  time to cook! I have to brag for a moment here…Dane totally rocked out cooking school. Was it his idea of a super fantastic amazing day? No. But he understands my love for cooking and happily obliges to my crazy ideas. I love him even more for this!
We made curry paste, green curry, yellow curry, jasmine rice, sticky rice, chicken pad thai, spring rolls, cashew chicken, sweet and sour chicken and Thai coconut soup — all of which tasted AMAZING! The focus on Thai food is using fresh, simple ingredients that pack a ton of flavor.
And just when we thought we couldn’t possibly eat another bite — it was time for dessert! Sweet sticky rice with mango and  bananas with coconut. So stinking good!
My mouth is still watering dreaming of this delicious coconut sticking rice!
We are already thinking about a big Thai feast here at home — who’s in?


  • Jen

    What a cool experience, I'm up for anything involving cooking. 🙂

  • Awesome. That dessert looks amazing.

  • your pictures are dreamy. Looks like a blast!

  • I would have been ALLLLLL over this! Food is my love language, or maybe that is just the Italian in my talking.

  • SUCH a fun idea of something to do together on your vacation! And YUM.

  • Jen

    I thought that bean was a snake at first. Eek!
    Also you look great in all your pics from cooking school. 😀

  • It is the great place to visit. Thanks for nice recommendation.

  • Chiang Mai is a great place to go. I've already visited their market. It was so nice!

  • Homemade fried rice is the best! I can’t wait to try your version!

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