Dill curry with chunks of turnip in a bowl on a plate with raw green beans and decorative slices of cucumber.
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3 Day Course

An in-depth study of Thai cooking

Course description and schedule


An overview of the course

During this intensive three day study of Thai vegetarian cooking, students begin by learning how to create base ingredients, later completing their studies with an understanding of how to cook complete Thai meals.

Day 1 includes popular Thai recipes, day 2 advanced chili paste and curries, and day 3 an introduction to Thai raw food preparation.

Note: Vegan friendly – no animal products used in the recipes.

Taught in Bangkok and Chiang Mai

Turnip curry with green beans and sliced cucumbers.

Day 1

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Introduction to Thai Ingredients

Discussion and review of primary Thai cooking ingredients including Galangal, Thai Basil, Sweet Basil, Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime and Kaffir Lime Leaves.

Chili Paste Introductory Demonstration

Students learn how to make Tom Yam chili paste from raw ingredients.

Students with May Kaidee founder giving class introduction
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Tom Yam soup
  • Tom Kha soup


  • Papaya Salad
  • Pumpkin Hummus
  • Fresh Spring Rolls


Students are given a 15- to 30-minute break to review notes while resting their stomachs before beginning the next set of recipes.

Students cooking in kitchen.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Peanut Sauce
  • Pad Thai

Stir Fry

  • Stir Fried Eggplant and Tofu
  • Stir Fried Vegetables with Ginger and Cashew Nuts
  • Fried Vegetables with Spicy Basil (Pat Grapow)
  • Fried Tofu and Ginger (Pad King)

Closing Discussion

At this time students are able to ask any final questions they might have about the recipe instruction.

Group of students cooking with woks.

Day 2

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Advanced Chili Paste Recipes

  • Red chili paste
  • Green chili paste

Students with May Kaidee founder giving class introduction
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Red Curry
  • Green Curry
  • Massaman Curry

Student couple.
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Banana Flower Salad


  • Pah Loh (Cinnamon Noodle Soup)

Student with mortar and pestle.

Day 3

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Introduction to Thai Raw Food Preparation

  • Cream Sauce
  • Pomelo Salad
  • Thai Coconut Pasta
  • Spicy Thai Pizza

Stir Fry

  • Fried Rice (Khow Oop Tan Ya Peud)

Thai Dessert

  • Black Sticky Rice and Mango

Black sticky rice and mango dessert.