A cookery class whilst visiting Thailand or a whole holiday dedicated to the study and enjoyment of Thai cuisine, is your choice with Thailand Culinary Tours. We plan culinary tours to suit the very specific requests of our clients and utilise the Thai cooking schools we trust to create the most wonderful cooking experiences.
The Amita Thai Cooking Class is one of these, primarily because of the exceptional Tam Piyawadi Jantrupon, the owner and instructor here. Tam uses her family home to expertly share her love of Thai cooking. Located in the old Bangkok area next to the canal, the surrounding land is fertile and just right for growing the vegetables and Thai herbs Tam uses for teaching and flavouring Thai dishes.
In the 1980’s, Tam lived in Los Angeles, and had the opportunity to cook for the Thai community and diplomats. She was asked to teach Thai cooking to American families and friends, who were amazed at how simple, easy and delicious the dishes were. This was the starting point of her ambition to teach and share her knowledge of cooking.
The Amita Thai Cooking class is the realisation of Tam’s ambition. Located within the landscape of the Chao Phraya River, on the bank of the water arteries that run through the old town of Bangkok, the school is a beautiful reflection of Thai culture and cuisine. According to The Amita Thai Cooking Class:
“The name Amita is a Sanskrit word that literally means everlasting or eternity. We welcome you with Thai culture reflected in the intricate details of the architecture, the delicious fruits fresh from the trees in the garden, the simplicity of Thai living styles by the river and the generous smiles of Thai people. And yes, the pleasures of Thai cooking.”
At Amita Thai Cooking Class, you will learn how to prepare and cook many favourite Thai dishes such as:
– Khang Keaw Wan Gai (Green Curry Chicken in Coconut Milk)
– Phad Thai (Stir fried soft rice noodles with prawns and tamarind sauce)
– Tom Yum Goong (Clear hot and sour soup with fresh prawns).
Classes are completely hands-on, encouraging you to practice Thai cooking techniques. Our instructors will introduce you to Thai cuisines and explain the four delicious dishes you will be cooking, before leading you through our nursery herb garden to pick first-hand, fresh Thai ingredients for your dishes. Among the plant varieties found in the school’s garden are guinea pepper, holy basil, kaffir lime, piper sarmentosum, plate brush and Thai basil.
Our instructors will then present a cooking demonstration and provide tasting samples. At your personal cooking station, the instructors will guide you through the recipe step-by-step as you cook the dish.
At the end of the class, you will prepare a delicious four-course meal that will be set up for lunch at our pretty, Thai style veranda overlooking the canal. A lovely spot, well shaded by many mango, star fruit and rose apple trees.
We look forward to welcoming you to Amita Thai Cooking Class, where you will learn and experience the culinary pleasures of Thai cuisine.