Phuket Diaries: Karn’s Easy Thai Cooking Class Review

Phuket Diaries: Karn’s Easy Thai Cooking Class Review

Last December, I took the plunge to travel solo to Phuket, Thailand for my birthday which was the best experience ever! This was the first time I travelled by myself outside of Europe.

Me on a boat in Phi Phi islands

I really wanted to get a taste of making authentic Thai dishes in a fun and learning environment. Cooking is therapeutic for me most times and I love getting a deeper understanding of how other countries create different dishes and the process behind it. Besides, Thai food is one of my favourite cuisines. This was also a great way to meet other travellers. I decided to attend a Thai cooking class with Karn.

Karn was absolutely amazing and funny too! I loved her energy, enthusiasm and knowledge of Thai cuisine.

A picture of Mrs karn giving us a cooking lesson in Thailand
Mrs Karn, the chef

If you’re going to Phuket, I would definitely recommend you taking her class. You can book her half-day Phuket easy Thai cooking class via Airbnb – https://www.airbnb.co.uk/experiences/658352 (use this link to get some money off your next experience).

She offers morning and afternoon cooking classes from Monday to Saturday. If you have any dietary requirements and let her know in advance, she will accommodate your needs.

Phuket Easy Thai Cooking
Phuket Easy Thai Cooking

We started the day going into the local market and picking up our fresh and organic ingredients for the class. She educated us on Thailand’s produce and did so with her charm. It was really interesting seeing variations of vegetables I’ve never seen in the UK before.

Picking up vegetables from the market
Picking up vegetables from the market
Picking up vegetables from the market in Phuket
Picking up vegetables from the market

She called her cooking class easy for a reason and it definitely was. Even if you are a beginner when it comes to cooking, her simple steps and tricks to cooking did make the process much easier.

Ingredients for our Thai cooking class
Ingredients for our Thai cooking class
Pad Thai ingredients prep for our cooking class in Phuket, Thailand
Pad Thai ingredients prep

Me cooking in the heat
Me cooking in the heat

I enjoyed cooking Pad Thai (my favourite), green Thai curry, Tom yum kong (Thai hot and sour shrimp soup) and mango sticky rice.

a plate of Pad Thai
Pad Thai
Green Thai Curry
Green Thai Curry
Green Thai Curry
Green Thai Curry
Mango and sticky rice
Mango and sticky rice
Tom yum kong
Tom yum kong

The best part of the cooking class was eating the food I made!

The Thai meals I made from my cooking class
The Thai meals I made from my cooking class

Have you participated in a cooking class while travelling?

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