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Chiang Mai: Authentic Thai Cooking Class and Farm Visit

1. Chiang Mai: Authentic Thai Cooking Class and Farm Visit

Learn how to make authentic Thai dishes with this fun, small-group cooking class in Chiang Mai as you prepare classic dishes using ingredients from a local market. Choose between a half-day class during the morning or the evening and cook five dishes, or go for the full-day class to cook an extra two courses! Get picked up at your hotel within Chiang Mai, then meet up with the rest of your group and choose what you want to cook from the menu. Visit a local market and buy the necessary ingredients, and tour an organic farm filled with fresh fruits and vegetables. Once you're done, head to the classroom and prepare your individual cooking stations for the lesson. Follow the instructions of your professional English-speaking guide as you cook a variety of authentic Thai dishes such as mango sticky rice, pad thai, and curry, and make curry paste with your own two hands! Enjoy the fruits of your labor by sharing a meal with your group. Exchange stories as you sample each others' cooking before you head back to your accommodation.

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Chiang Mai: Evening Local Street Food Market Tour

2. Chiang Mai: Evening Local Street Food Market Tour

Begin by being greeted at your Chiang Mai accommodation by your local guide, and then meet your fellow foodies. For a more personal experience the group size is limited to eight people Follow a route that will take you to two evening food markets, where you will try a wide variety of dishes, from kannon jin (Chinese noodles) to northern Thai speciliaities, coconut dumplings, stewed pork leg, and if you still some space, finishing with some of Thailand's distinctive desserts and sweets. This is a perfect time to learn some basic Thai phrases from your guide, and then practice ordering dishes in Thai. You'll receive a short leaflet highlighting some of the most popular street food dishes, and with this and your new language skills you can continue to explore the wonderful street food for the rest of your stay in Thailand. With a small group and an experiened guide, you'll have plently of time to ask questions about unfamiliar foods, ingredients and how to eat some of Thailand's more exotic dishes as well as learn about the role of certain dishes in Thai culture. After you have tasted your way through both food markets, you'll hop back into your transport for the return trip to your accommodation, where the tour concludes.

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Chiang Mai Lunchtime 20 Dish Food Tasting Tour

3. Chiang Mai Lunchtime 20 Dish Food Tasting Tour

The tour kicks off at the grounds of Wat Lok Moli Temple in central Chiang Mai. Greet your guide and fellow guests and hop aboard the traditional rod deang truck and take a ride up to the best indoor produce market in Thailand. Your foodie guide will take you on a tour and in between learning about the ingredients that go into Northern Thai cuisine, you'll snack on plenty of different Northern Thai classics. Expect things like herbal sai oua sausage, pork crackling with a nam prik num dipping sauce, deep-fried tofu and traditional Thai-style crispy crepes. Once you've had your fill, it's back onboard for the short journey to one of Chiang Mai's most fascinating districts. The city's most famous dish is khao soi, a fragrant coconut curry topped with crispy noodles, shallots and lime. Head to a tucked away little joint that serves the very best in town. The truck leaves at this point and your guide will take you on a walking tour through the area. Stop for a Thai iced tea and find out how Thailand's favorite drink is made before dropping into a local semi-outdoor eatery which specialises in gai yang chicken. Watch as your spatchcocked beauty sizzles over a charcoal grill before its served with zingy papaya salad. The tour concludes at a little ice cream maker whose been churning out creamy desserts since the 1970s. The choice of flavour is up to you, but you're in Thailand, so you'd be disappointed if you stick to vanilla. Afterwards, say goodbye to your fellow guests. Your guide will help you find transport back to your hotel should you wish.

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Chiang Mai: Market and Trishaw Ride Tour with Local Lunch

4. Chiang Mai: Market and Trishaw Ride Tour with Local Lunch

Immerse yourself in local sights, sounds, and flavors on this guided trip around an important commercial area of Chiang Mai’s old days, located along the Ping River. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and learn about Thai life as you visit a temple, market, and more, admission fees included. First, stop to explore Wat Ket Karam, a temple built in 1482 with zodiac signs for those born in the year of the dog. Visit the museum to see many different artifacts and historical records, such as antique items and old photos. Taking just a few steps from the temple, you’ll see a charming combination of building architecture featuring Lanna, Chinese, and Western influences. Stop at a famous local dessert shop to try authentic sweets that have been around for more than 30 years. Walk across the Ping River to the hustle and bustle of Warorot Market, where you can find authentic Thai products. Get a real idea of how it feels to shop like a local. Later, hop on a traditional trishaw, a symbol of Chiang Mai's way of life. Ride along Thapae road, one of the most famous commercial areas of Chiang Mai’s past. With the open views of the trishaw, enjoy the colorful, quaint, and bustling streets. Hop off at the Three King Monument, located in the old city center where many festivals and events have taken place. Before heading back to your accommodation for drop-off, fill your stomach during lunch at a local restaurant.

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Chiang Mai: History & Mouth Watering Food Tour

5. Chiang Mai: History & Mouth Watering Food Tour

At 9.00 AM, you will meet your licensed guide at the Three Kings monument. Begin the trip by walking to various restaurants, then continue on to stop by a local market to experience Chiang Mai's tasty local food. Then, visit the temples, wet market, and key attractions in the city. Go slowly by foot and take local transportation to observe the local people's way of life in Chiang Mai. Your licensed tour guide will show you around and introduce you to the local culture. At 12:00 PM you end your tour in Chiang Mai's old city. Feel free to continue exploring the old city on your own before saying goodbye to your guide.

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What people are saying about Chiang Mai

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 92 reviews

What a wonderful experience! Our guide took us to a local market and explained some local ingredients then we drove to the cooking school where we toured the beautiful grounds which include a large garden and chickens. The guide explained what they grew there and how each ingredient is used. We made and ate 4 dishes including dessert and all were delicious! Highly recommend Grandma’s Cooking School!

This is such a great food tour. Bring an appetite because I left the tour stuffed! The guide Sunny is very knowledgeable on the dishes, the ingredients, and the cooking methods. This is a great way to learn more about all the wonderful Thai food here.

We enjoyed our guide Aimy and of course the bike riding. You have to be a little experienced to be able to navigate Chiang Mai traffic and to be fast enough to follow the guide. It’s easier to do at night.

The food, our guide/chef, the atmosphere and the location are simply amazing. I highly recommend joining this class.

Wow amazing cooking class. We loved it. I learned so much. Thank you.