Half Day Pantawan Cooking Class - Out of Town

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If you’re looking to do something truly special in Chiang Mai, treat yourself to a luxury cooking class at Pantawan Cooking. There you’ll learn how to cook delicious traditional Thai food in a beautiful teak wood Thai home surrounded by a lush organic herb garden. It comes with a unique twist: the four-course menu changes depending on what day of the week it is, so pick you favorite menu and come join us for a daytime (lunch) or evening (dinner) class.

Activity Schedule

Pickup will be between 9:00 AM and 9:30 AM for the daytime class or between 4:00 PM and 4:30 PM for the evening class. You will return to your hotel or guesthouse around 2:00 PM or 8:30 PM, depending on your class. We can pick you up anywhere within a 3-kilometer radius of the Old City. This tour is available daily.

Daytime (lunch) class from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

  • 9:00 AM : Depart from your hotel or guesthouse in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • 10:00 AM : Meet your instructor at a local Thai market and learn about the fresh ingredients of Thai food
  • 10:45 AM : Enjoy a welcome drink and cool towel at Pantawan Cooking
  • 11:00 AM : Learn basic Thai cooking techniques and make your first Thai dish
  • 12:00 PM : Have fun making the rest of your Thai dishes with help from your instructor
  • 12:30 PM : Relax and dine on the dishes you made yourself
  • 1:30 PM : Receive a recipe book and say goodbye to the cooking school
  • 2:00 PM : Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai

Evening (dinner) class from 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM

  • 4:00 PM : Depart from your hotel or guesthouse in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • 5:00 PM : Tour a local market and learn about fresh herbs, fruit, and vegetables  
  • 5:45 PM : Arrive at Pantawan Cooking and enjoy a welcome drink and refreshing towel
  • 6:00 PM : Begin learning basic Thai cooking techniques at your own cooking station
  • 6:30 PM : Make four Thai dishes with help from your instructor
  • 7:30 PM : Relax, sit down, and eat your dishes
  • 8:00 PM : Receive a recipe book and depart from the cooking school
  • 8:30 PM : Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai

Please Note: The times above are approximate and may vary depending on the weather, traffic, and the abilities of other group members. Therefore, there is no formal schedule aside from pickup and drop-off times.

About The Half Day Pantawan Cooking Class

After choosing whether you want to experience a daytime or evening luxury cooking class, your day begins with a trip to a local market where you can smell and sample the fresh local produce. Your friendly English-speaking instructor, who is also a chef, will guide you through the rows of fruit and vegetable stalls and teach you about the ingredients used in traditional Thai food.

Afterward, it’s time to learn how to cook. Enjoy a short scenic ride through the countryside to the beautiful cooking school. There, in a classic teak wood house surrounded by an organic herb garden, you’ll learn how to prepare Thai food the same way high-end restaurants do.

Your teacher is passionate about cooking and wants you to be, too. They will guide you through the steps of dicing and chopping various ingredients at your luxury wooden cooking station with all the proper cooking utensils. Whether you’re a novice cook or a professional chef, they are there to show how much fun it is cooking Thai food!

The Pantawan Cooking is unlike other cooking classing in Chiang Mai in that the menu changes depending on the day of the week.

Monday : Northern Dishes

  • Abb Pla: Grilled Fish with Herbs in Banana Leaves
  • Nam Prik Ong: Northern Style Chili Dip with Minced Pork and Cherry Tomatoes
  • Lab Muang Kai: Northern Thai Spicy Chicken Salad with Herbs
  • Khao Soi Gai: Chiang Mai Curry Noodles with Chicken

Tuesday : Famous E-Sarn Dishes (Northeast Thailand)

  • Gai Yang: Thai Northeastern Style Grilled Chicken
  • Tom Sabb: E-Sarn Spicy Clear Soup with Pork
  • Nam Toke Moo: Grilled Pork Spicy Salad
  • Som Tum: Papaya Salad

Wednesday : Healthy Dishes

  • Tom Yam Koong: Spicy Lemongrass Soup with Prawn and Mushrooms
  • Pla Nuang Buey: Steamed Ruby Fish in Pickled Plum Sauce
  • Khao Pad Moo: Fried Rice with Pork
  • Pad Preaw Waan Moo/Gai: Stir-Fried Sweet and Sour Pork or Chicken

Thursday : Thai Homestyle

  • Kang Keaw Wan Gai: Thai Green Curry with Chicken
  • Pad Krapao Moo: Stir-Fried Pork with Garlic and Holy Basil Leaves
  • Khao Pad Sapparod: Pineapple Fried Rice with Cashew Nuts
  • Hor Mok: Thai Steamed Curry Fish in a Banana Leaf Cup

Friday : Royal Thai Cuisine

  • Panang Moo: Panang Curry with Pork
  • Tung Tong: Deep Fried Spiced Wonton “Golden Bag”
  • Kung Pad Hed Hom: Stir-Fried Prawn with Shitake Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce
  • Pla Rad Prik: Fried Ruby Fish with Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce

Saturday : All Time Favorite

  • Kaeng Massaman Moo: Massaman Curry with Pork
  • Por Pia Tod: Fried Spring Rolls
  • Kai Pad Mamuang Himmapan: Stir-Fried Chicken with Cashews
  • Pad Thai: Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Egg and Tamarind Sauce

Sunday : Chef's Choices

  • Tom Ka Gai: Coconut Milk Soup with Chicken
  • Pad Prik Kang Moo: Stir-Fried Red Curry Paste with Pork, Kaffir Lime Leaves, and Basil
  • Plamuk Pad Pong Karee: Stir-Fried Calamari with Yellow Curry
  • Yam Moo Yang: Spicy Grilled Pork Salad

Once you’ve cooked your Thai dishes, now it’s time for the best part - eating it! Sit down and relax on teak wood deck that overlooks the garden and enjoy eating the four-course meal you created yourself. After you’ve eaten your fill, your instructor will give you a recipe book to take home with you. Say your goodbyes and and then relax on the drive back to your hotel or guesthouse in Chiang Mai.

This Tour Includes

  • English-speaking instructor
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel or guesthouse
  • Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle and driver
  • Market tour and local food tasting
  • Welcome drink and cold towel upon arrival
  • All ingredients for cooking
  • Drinks
  • Recipe book and certificate of graduation from Pantawan Cooking

Please Note: Complimentary pickup and drop-off is included for hotels and guesthouses within a 3-kilometer radius of Chiang Mai Old City. If you are further out of town, please make arrangements to meet us in the city at a predetermined meeting point.

What To Bring

  • A healthy appetite
  • Comfortable, closed-toed shoes
  • A pen and paper (optional)
  • Camera (optional)

Additional Information

Children must be at least 6 years old to participate in the cooking class and must be accompanied by an adult.

This cooking class is also available as a private class for ฿3,350 per person (minimum 2 people).

If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please inform us at the time of booking. The entire menu can easily accommodate vegetarian or vegan diets upon request.

This tour is operated by our Tour Operator Partner.

Pick up and drop off

Included in each tours from any Chiang Mai City Hotel or Guesthouse in a 3KM radius. From out of town we need to make arrangement or you need to meet us in the city to a meeting point.


  • This is a Join in Group Tour, approximately 12 persons.
  • Tour operated by our Tour Operator Partner

Join-in Tour Price

Number of Person
Jour - 1 Person ฿1,650.00

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