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Host: Pea

Chiang Mai, Thailand

USD
$58-$80 per person

Thai style BBQ experience in an outdoor garden

Host offerings
  • House
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Pea

Pea is in her 60s and lives with her son, Jah, in a beautiful teak home surrounded by gardens in Chiang Mai. Pea started cooking when she was 12. As the first daughter and fourth child in the family she remembers her mom waking her up early in the morning to buy food from the market, teaching her about the best ingredients and how freshness can influence a dish. Pea is such a good and creative cook that she can even get her sons to eat and enjoy bitter gourd, a vegetable that is renowned for people, especially children, despising!

“In our family as soon as we finish one meal, we think of the menu for the next meal. Cooking is a big part of my life, I love to work in the kitchen.”

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

Cooking experience: (2-9 guests) Start your outdoor experience with a pick-up from your hotel and drive to Pea’s home. The experience takes place in Pea's beautiful garden area. First she will give you a tour of her vegetable garden while you engage in interesting conversation about ingredients, traditions, culture and the Thai way of life. You will learn how essential Thai herbs such as lemongrass and holy basil are grown and will be amazed by the variety of vegetables Pea grows. After the garden tour, snack on some miang kham (a local snack of fresh betel leaves with lime, coconut, and peanuts) before you start your outdoor barbeque experience. Help Pea barbeque the meat or fish and help prepare the salad, before siting down to eat the meal you helped prepare.

Enjoy dishes such as Thai style BBQ fish or chicken or beef or pork (2 kinds of meat), Thai salad, pad thai and sticky rice. End your dinner with a dessert of sweet coconut ice cream or mango sticky rice (when in season).

Notes: Please be sure to include your Chiang Mai hotel name on the reservation form so your host can arrange for your pick-up. Please note that all the food prepared is gluten free and if you need a vegetarian menu, Pea can offer that as well, on request.

Languages spoken: English, Thai

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Thai snack
  • Thai style BBQ fish or chicken or beef or pork (2 kinds of meat)
  • Thai salad (yam yai) or glass noodle salad
  • Pad Thai
  • Sticky rice or steam rice
  • Sweet coconut ice cream or mango sticky rice
  • Local beer, carbonated soft drink and water

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Chiang Mai Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
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Pea

$58-$80 USD

per person
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  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $80 $58
Alcohol
$0 per person
Transportation
$0 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $80 $58
Alcohol
$0 per person
Transportation
$0 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
4:00pm-7:00pm

Meet Pea

Pea is in her 60s and lives with her son, Jah, in a beautiful teak home surrounded by gardens in Chiang Mai. Pea started cooking when she was 12. As the first daughter and fourth child in the family she remembers her mom waking her up early in the morning to buy food from the market, teaching her about the best ingredients and how freshness can influence a dish. Pea is such a good and creative cook that she can even get her sons to eat and enjoy bitter gourd, a vegetable that is renowned for people, especially children, despising!

“In our family as soon as we finish one meal, we think of the menu for the next meal. Cooking is a big part of my life, I love to work in the kitchen.”

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

Cooking experience: (2-9 guests) Start your outdoor experience with a pick-up from your hotel and drive to Pea’s home. The experience takes place in Pea's beautiful garden area. First she will give you a tour of her vegetable garden while you engage in interesting conversation about ingredients, traditions, culture and the Thai way of life. You will learn how essential Thai herbs such as lemongrass and holy basil are grown and will be amazed by the variety of vegetables Pea grows. After the garden tour, snack on some miang kham (a local snack of fresh betel leaves with lime, coconut, and peanuts) before you start your outdoor barbeque experience. Help Pea barbeque the meat or fish and help prepare the salad, before siting down to eat the meal you helped prepare.

Enjoy dishes such as Thai style BBQ fish or chicken or beef or pork (2 kinds of meat), Thai salad, pad thai and sticky rice. End your dinner with a dessert of sweet coconut ice cream or mango sticky rice (when in season).

Notes: Please be sure to include your Chiang Mai hotel name on the reservation form so your host can arrange for your pick-up. Please note that all the food prepared is gluten free and if you need a vegetarian menu, Pea can offer that as well, on request.

Languages spoken: English, Thai

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Thai snack
  • Thai style BBQ fish or chicken or beef or pork (2 kinds of meat)
  • Thai salad (yam yai) or glass noodle salad
  • Pad Thai
  • Sticky rice or steam rice
  • Sweet coconut ice cream or mango sticky rice
  • Local beer, carbonated soft drink and water

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Chiang Mai Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $80 $58
Alcohol
$0 per person
Transportation
$0 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $80 $58
Alcohol
$0 per person
Transportation
$0 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
4:00pm-7:00pm
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