A day at Small House Cooking School

By ThaiCooking ChiangMai

Learn how to cook Thai food at Small House cooking school.

When in Thai, do as the Thai do – and the Thais do delicious food. Learn how to cook your own so you can continue eating Thai food long after your vacation ends.

In a group of no more than four people, you’ll receive highly personalized cooking instruction from a knowledgeable food expert.

# Highlights

1. We are the smallest Thai cooking class in Chiang Mai.

2. Full service: pick up and drop you off at your hotel or other place in the old city by air-conditioning car.

3. We cook at my house so you can see where real Thai people live.

4. We offer variety Thai cooking dishes: Thai , Northern Thai ,Vegetarian , Street food , Seafood , Royal Thai and Private.

5. Instructor, Arm is well trained from Thai culinary school and 5-star hotel in Chiang Mai.

5. We use organic herb & vegetable from my garden such as sweet basil, culantro, chive, pandan leaf, mint, kaffire lime leaf.

6. All cooking ingredients are well selected and prepared by me which is concerned about food safety.

7. I will explain and demonstrate in every step. While you're cooking, I will stand next to you make sure that you have a good cooking experience.

# Photo of Cookery Courses

 # What You Can Expect

We will start with I pick you up at a hotel's lobby then we will visit Chiang Mai gate market or "Ruam Chok" local Thai fresh market  where you will see many food vendor here: butchers, rice shop, coconut milk, vegetables, ready to eat food, Northern Thai food, fruits. I will explain you aroud market and we will choose Thai fruits together.

Then, head to my home from the market, where your excusive Thai cooking class begins. You will learn how to prepare curry paste or chili paste by pounding the ingredients  together with a mortar and pestle.

In this hand on cooking experience, the food we've cooked, we will eat dish by dish while it still hot to get its best flavor.

In the end, you will get an easy-to-follow recipe book.


This small-group Thai cooking class is a great way to make your trip to Chiang Mai extra special: it's a mush for foodies and cooking fans.

# All Thai cooking courses 

# Reviews from our guests

San Diego, California 

My boyfriend and I wanted to take a cooking class, but wanted to make sure we weren't in a large class. It was just us two and it was amazing!!! Arm is so sweet and knowledgable. We have been telling everyone we see about him. We went to the local market which is so much better then the tourist trap markets that are out there. We went to his house which had a really nice set up. We got to meet his dad who was taking pictures of us while we were cooking and we saw his garden. We were very happy with what we made also. So much that I ate all of the first dish and didn't share it with my boyfriend or Arm...oops LOL. Great class and I wouldn't have changed anything about it. Thank you Arm!!!!

Seattle, Washington

We were very impressed with Arm’s cooking class. We cook quite a bit at home, and Arm was able to tailor the class so that we covered techniques and dishes we were interested in learning. He kept us thoroughly engaged throughout the day. Everything was very straight forward, and the food tasted great. He also made sure we tried a few food items we had never tried before. Arm is extremely friendly, and his class is a great value. We really couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

Eugene, Oregon

I took a private class with the Small House cooking school and was impressed. I travel to Chaing Mai every year or so (for seven years) to improve my Thai cooking and this is the first time I took a class at Small House. Arm was great gave me really good insight into the dishes we made and bent over backwards to fill my strange little requests. If you are traveling to Chaing Mai put Small House on your list of things to do

Paris, France

We found this school on tripadvisor and went because of all the nice reviews. Nobody lied : the chef is friendly and patient, the ingredients are first choice and fresh, you'll have some bonus which are not mentioned ahead (like dessert or fruits you'll like to taste), you'll cook in his charming house in a calm residential area and the prices are very reasonables. Try, you'll love it.

San Diego, California

I had a great time and learned a lot from Mr Arm at the cooking class that I signed up!
Mr Arm took me to the market and showed me all the items essential to cooking Thai Food.
I only had time to learn three dishes (they tasted great!), but will be back on my next trip to
learn other types of Thai food! This is was one of the best experiences I had coming to Chiang Mai! Highly recommend it!!!

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