Cooking classes attract tourists
BANGKOK, 24 June 2011 – Thai food cooking classes are gaining popularity with international tourists, following the opening of Bangkok Thai Cooking Academy earlier this year.
Bangkok Thai Cooking Academy is located in the heart of the city’s golden mile on Sukhumvit Soi 23 close to both the sky train (Asoke station) and subway (Sukhumvit station).
The school offers visitors two Thai cooking classes a day Monday to Saturday.
Each class takes four hours. Classes are conducted in English language by experienced Thai chefs who teach the basics from food preparation to cooking a full Thai meal.
The school’s core business is nine Thai cooking courses for foreigners, but it recently branched out with six western cooking classes for Thai people. It offers tuition on 35 recipes in the Thai cooking class and 25 in the western class.
Each Thai cooking class offers five recipes with one meat dish and a dessert.
On Saturday the classes concentrate on hot and sour prawn soup (Tom Yum Goong), green curry chicken with eggplant (Gaeng Kheao Wan Gai), Thai-style fried noodles (Pad Thai) and mango with coconut sticky rice (Khao Neaw Mamuang).
Cooking classes cost Bt1,250 for Thai and Bt1,500 for a western meals. Classes are limited to five people. Fees include all ingredients, a market tour at Asoke fresh market (morning class only), English language narrative and a certificate after completing two classes and a recipe book. Students can take their meal home to eat as a bonus.
All classes require advance bookings via internet at http://bangkokthaicookingacademy.com/.