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Baipai Thai Cooking School, Bangkok -
Thai cooking classes in Bangkok
The Baipai Thai Cooking School is situated at 150/12 Soi Naksuwan, Nonsee Road, Chongnonsee, Yannawa,
Bangkok 10120, THAILAND.
We visited the Baipai International Thai Cookery School in November 2007 during a morning Thai cooking class, cooking Thai food. The four hour classes cater for a maximum
of ten students when fully booked. This ensures a high level of personal tuition. The truly international mix that day included people from Australia, New
Zealand, Britain and Spain. The students do not have to take anything with them as everything from the apron to the chilies and Thai cooking herbs are
supplied at this International Thai cooking school.
It seems that there could not be a better way to learn Thai cooking than taking a Thai cooking class, taught by qualified Thai cooks. The Thai cooking
courses are conducted in the English language and are fully 'hands-on', where technical information about the ingredients and cooking methods are skillfully
explained, and at the end of the lesson, you get to eat what you have created!
The Thai Cooking Courses at Baipai Thai Cooking School are taught in a homely
and friendly way face to face, in an airy, well equipped, kitchen classroom area, with hygiene stations and not, as you would probably imagine, in a stainless
steel hotel or restaurant style steamy kitchen. The environment was very pleasant, very clean and very comfortable.
Thai cuisine is known to be one of the country's true cultural heritage subjects which has been passing down through the generations, becoming renowned
internationally as one of the simplest and tastiest cuisines in the world. Managing Director, Suwan Chakchit, a keen traditional Thai cuisine buff himself,
told us that he had opened the Baipai Thai Cooking School in 2002 as a result of not being able to find a good traditional Thai Cooking School to recommend to his foreign friends and expats where Thai recipes were properly and accurately taught with genuine tips and tricks of preparation, cooking and presentation.
The school teaches simply Thai cooking in modules consisting of four dishes; a full course of seven modules will take three and a half consecutive days to
complete, the 'full course' consisting of seven half day modules, but from what we saw, if you just want a ‘taster’ taking one or two modules in a single
day would be fun to do. The Baipai school has an upstairs dining and recreation area where there is a display of traditional Thai cooking utensils, kitchen
equipment and implements, where you can select your own to buy. This is also where students meet and receive their introductory brief at the beginning of the
There are plans ahead to develop a second Baipai Thai Cookery School in Bangkok for the professional chef or cook.
Recreational classes or workshops can be arranged for fruit and vegetable carving, etc. available for individual or group reservations.
The Menus for 2008: There are seven modules of different menus rotating over a three and a half days. The menu will be subject to change from time to time.
The price per course module is 1,600 Bht per person (2007) including recipe book, your own self-cooked meal and bottled drinking water.
Baipai also provides free transfers to and from hotels in the centre of Bangkok or from a pick up point of your choosing in that area, i.e.: Hua Lumphong
Railway Station, any down-town BTS or MRT Station, etc.
Menus of Thai cooking recipes include starters and soups: Chicken Satay - Gai Satay, Spring Rolls- Por Peea Todd, Prawn in Tamarind Sauce - Goong Sauce Ma
Kham, Fish Cake - Tod Man Pla, Chicken and Galangal in Coconut Milk Soup - Tom Kha Gai, Money Bag filled with Tasty Combination - Toong Tong, Hot and Sour Prawn
Soup - Tom Yam Goong, Water Chestnut in Coconut Milk - Tab Tim Grobb.
Salads: Savory Prawn and Herb Salad - Plah Goong, Spicy Grilled Beef Salad - Yam Neua
Main Courses, cooking the Thai way: Stir-fry Chicken and Cashew nuts - Gai Pad Med Ma-mouang, Green Thai Curry Chicken - Gang Keaw Wann Gai, Thai Style Fried
Rice Noodle - Gouay Teaw Pad Thai, Chicken in Pandanus Leaf - Gai Hor Bai Toey, Roasted Duck in Red Curry - Gang Phed Ped Yang, Pa-nang Curry with Chicken -
Pa-nang Gai, Thai Fried Rice with Pork - Khao Pad Moo.
Cooking Thai Deserts: Egg Custard - Sang Ka Ya, Papaya Salad - Som Tam, Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango - Khao Neaw Moon
Private, hands-on, on or off site e.g. Convention Centre, hotel meeting rooms and other private venues may provide a more convenient setting for your group.
For further information on all of Baipai classes and reservation, please contact the school's office via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are other Thai cooking schools in Thailand, Thai cooking schools northern Thailand - Thai cooking schools in Chiang Rai - Thai cooking classes Pattaya, Thailand.
Tel: 02294-9029 - Fax: 02294-9027
Operating hours: 08.00 - 17.00 (or end of class) Tuesday through Sunday, the school is closed on Mondays and Thai Public Holidays