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Thai Cooking Classes

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Moo 6 /26 /35, SOI COCO PALM RESORT Maenam | Near Wat Napralarn, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330 maenam / napalarn, Thailand
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+66 89 725 5610
10:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Very tailored and hands on cooking experience. All dishes are well explained and easy to remember. Learn about the small secrets in Thai cooking.

Thank Alex B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Came across this place via trip advisor and so glad we did because it was amazing! Sonja is a brilliant woman and also importantly a great chef. My girlfriend and I had s great time cooking 3 meals, stopping after each made to eat with Sonja and just chat, she really makes you feel welcome. She also offered us the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

My wife and my wife accidentally stumbled upon Sonja on Google, and booked a 3 hour cooking class. On arrival, we found Sonia to be an energetic and funny :) she prepared a notebook for us, and instructed what we should write, making sure we miss nothing. Her English is extremely good, and at the end gave us extra recipes... More 

2 Thank RazElkayam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

We learnt to cook some Thai food and were also entertained by sonja for 5 hours. She had some great tips on cooking and life in general. My family will be happy when I return home.

4 Thank Lissau
Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

Ms. Sonja's school is in a nondescript storefront off the side of a side road. It hides wonderful goodness inside. She is a wickedly funny middle-aged widow who speaks 5 languages fluently and who has a passion for making Thai food the right way, and teaching others how to also do so. She calls it Royal Thai cooking and claims... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

Sonja is a real character with lots of personality. We did her lunch time cooking class and not only learnt to make some delicious Thai dishes with ingredients we can source at home but she also explained the cooking process well and passed on some really great cooking tips. All this interspersed with stories and much laughter. We had a... More 

Thank Holidaybell
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

We had a wonderful time at Sonja's kitchen. Even though she is not Thai but she has been living in Koh Samui for more than 25 years, I would say she knows a great deal about Thai cooking and because she speaks English very well she can explain to you on cooking tips that a Thai person cannot do for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

My wife and I had a great time with Sonja she is a bit of a character who knew her cooking and could pass it on to even an complete novice like me

Thank Roddy1957
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

I spent a wonderful afternoon with Sonja, cooking and chatting like old friends. What set her class apart from others was that I could chose what I wanted to learn to make rather than be dictated by the day of the week. She also accepts solo bookings, which was perfect for me. She explained each step of the dishes, provided... More 

Thank Ayshe I
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

Sonja is european, living in Thailand for many years. This gives 2major advantages: she speaks english perfectly, unlike many Thai chefs and she knows what europeans like. I appreciated it a lot that she adapted the recipes a litlle bit so that we could at least eat it. Real Thai food is so spicy that europeans can barely eat it.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Moo 6 /26 /35, SOI COCO PALM RESORT Maenam | Near Wat Napralarn, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330 maenam / napalarn, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Mae Nam
  • Phone Number: +66 89 725 5610
If you are somebody who loves Thai food and you enjoy learning how to cook the food you love, then you have found the place to go Koh Samui – ‘Sonja’s Thai Cooking Classes’!In this private course you will learn from an experienced chef how to cook your favorite Thai dishes – step by step we teach you15 dishes of the Royal Thai Cuisine.5 dishes will be prepared by yourself in our course kitchen, the preparation of the other dishes will be explained to you. You decide which dishes to cook.Minimum participants 2 personsOur classes are private and small – starting with individual groups of two or more people. If you want to learn cooking alone you still will pay the price for two people. Think again about it, cooking is more fun if you cook together with some one. Absolutely everything is ‘Sanook’, which is the Thai word for fun, meaning you will have fun as you learn to cook Thai food with us.

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