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Cooking Class Koh Tao

Thai Cooking Class with Joy

Want to learn how to cook all of your favourite Thai dishes to wow your friends and family back home? No problem! Cooking class Koh Tao is one of our most popular requests and is the perfect activity for a rainy day or when you feel like taking a day off from sightseeing, scuba diving, and adventuring

There’s no denying the appeal of learning to cook Thai style. In the 2017 ‘World’s Best Food Guide’, Thai food accounted for six of the top 25 dishes! Though the ingredients are typically uncomplicated, it’s the intricate interplay of flavors and the perfect combination of sweet, sour, spicy, bitter, and salty flavours that come together to create the delightful taste experiences we cherish.

Enroll in a Thai cooking class on Koh Tao, and you’ll have the opportunity to learn from skilled chefs who boast decades of culinary expertise. In Thailand, food is a passion. You won’t find any cheats or shortcuts in your Thai cooking lessons. You’ll be making each dish from scratch, including all of the pastes and bases. After mastering the fundamentals, you’ll discover that the majority of Thai dishes can be easily and swiftly prepared. In the words of one of our favourite cooking teachers, Joy, Thai food should always be “fast, easy, spicy, and tasty”. We can cater to all spice preferences so there’s no need to concern yourself if you prefer milder and less spicy dishes.

Cooking Class Group Size

Cooking classes typically have a small group size, ranging from 4-6 participants. This ensures an enjoyable experience as you embark on your culinary adventure, with ample opportunities for personalized attention, guidance, and valuable tips. Private lessons for couples are available on request for a small surcharge. 

At the end of your cooking class, you’ll have plenty of delicious fresh Thai food to enjoy, and you’ll be able to take all of the recipes for the meals you made home with you.

Already taken a Thai cooking class? 

Don’t let this put you off! The flavor profiles of Thai food dishes can differ across regions, leading to the discovery of diverse recipes and unique specialty dishes as one travels throughout the country. Typically, cooking classes on Koh Tao focus on southern Thai cuisine, but upon request, participants can also explore Isan specialties such as Laab and Nam Tok, or delve into northern dishes like Khao Soi.

Booking with Island Travel:

“Book your activities through Island Travel with peace of mind knowing you can change the date and choose to refund your money should you need to”

  1. Activity date can be changed anytime free of charge subject to availability of the desired new date.
  2. Activity can be cancelled anytime with full refund less an admin fee of 150 baht per person.
  3. Island Travel doesn’t charge any commission for booking activities, every activity we sell is price matched with the operator’s price.

Kindly be aware that there is no taxi service available for this particular activity. Joy’s place is centrally located between Mae Haad & Sairee, please see the location map at the bottom of this page.

HALF DAY COOKING CLASS 1,500 Baht Per Person

Time Duration = 3 hrs, Dishes = 3 dishes fixed menu

Menu 1

Vegetable Spring Rolls, Penang Curry Chicken or Pork, Prawn Pad Thai

Menu 2

Stir-fried Chicken with Ginger, Prawn Pad Thai, Massaman Curry Chicken orTofu

Menu 3

Vegetable Spring Rolls, Massaman Curry Chicken or Tofu, Spicy Chicken & Coconut Soup

Menu 4

No Name Vegetable, Green Curry Chicken, Stir-fried Chicken with Ginger


These private classes are for a maximum group size of 6 people and can be at Joy’s kitchen or your accommodation if your kitchen is well equipped.

Time Duration = 3-4 hrs

Dishes = free choice of any 3 dishes

Flexible time and day (please select in the booking form) 

Joy with happy customers
no name fried dish thai