Host: Cherry

Bangkok, Thailand

USD
$32-$118 per person

Central Thai home-cooking in the heart of Bangkok

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit

Meet Cherry

The two most important things for Cherry are family and food! A Bangkok native, Cherry helped with the shopping and chopping in her grandmother’s restaurant from a very early age. By the time she was ten years old, Cherry was preparing most of the meals for her family. Before she knew it, she was doing her MBA in St. Louis, Missouri, and wowing her American friends with her classic Thai cooking - always experimenting with new recipes and tinkering with old ones.

Now, back in Thailand and happily married with an eight year-old daughter, Cherry splits her time between her beloved family and her freelance work in Bangkok’s vibrant advertising industry. However, her passion for cooking never ceased.

Cherry would like to welcome you into her home to become part of her family. Your heart and your stomach will thank you for it!

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.

In-home meal: (1-4 guests) Join Cherry at her dining table to share a traditional Thai meal at her hi-rise apartment, decorated in her fun and eclectic style. Your meal may include favorites such pineapple fried rice, tom kaa gai, a delicious chicken soup simmered in coconut milk with mushrooms, cabbage, galangal and lemongrass, and tangy yum wun sen, a glass noodle salad with shrimp in a lime sauce. You will conclude your meal with a dessert of Thai sweet mango sticky rice.

Cooking experience: (1-2 guests) Join Cherry in her kitchen to learn to prepare a traditional Thai meal. Your hands-on cooking experience will last about two hours before you share the meal you helped prepare together at her dining table.

Market visit: (1-6 guests) Cherry offers a tour of two different markets. If you are booking a Market Tour only, Cherry will take you to the large and popular On Nuch market. Meet Cherry at the nearby BTS station and go together to this local fresh market where you will pinch, sniff, touch and taste some of the exotic tropical fruits and vegetables essential to Thai cooking. For experiences that include a cooking lesson, Cherry will take you to the Thong Lor market closer to her home, and then you will visit Mae Varee, Bangkok's most popular mango sticky rice stall, where she will purchase your dessert. Hop in a taxi for the short trip to her hi-rise apartment 21 floors above Bangkok.

Traveler reviews

Definitely the best experience in Bangkok. We've been to Bangkok for few times, but never visited someone's house and never had lunch there. The only bad thing was that we had too much there and there wasn't any appetite for dinner :P Everything was really good. If I expected 100%, it was like 120% or above. Would definitely recommend it!
- Thomas June 19, 2017

Shopping with Cherry at her local market for veggies and the special Mangos was fun and educational even! Loved the market experience with Cherry! Her home is really adorable and super clean and organized - with lots of charm. She's great to work with in the kitchen and the food was wonderful. I loved the authenticity of the whole experience, especially the market experience!
- Michelle

Overall is great. My host Cherry is very kind, sweet and polite. Her house is in one of the best areas in Bangkok. Really easy to go. Also detail of meeting point is provided clearly in advance. Moreover, her food is delicious and made from good quality ingredients. To sum up, I have a pleasure time with Cherry. My favorite dish was Fried eggs with Dok-Sa-Noh and Nam Prik Ka Pi.
- Pattazia

What a fun way to start my time in Bangkok! Cherry made it very easy to meet her and get around, and we had a lovely time shopping and cooking together. I got some great insights into the little things that make dishes delicious, and I feel confident I can recreate them at home. Thanks Cherry!
- SD

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Cherry

$32-$118 USD

per person
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Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$64 $46 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$76 $68 Not offered
Market Tour
$48 $42 $32
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$118 $88 Not offered
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$64 $46 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$76 $68 Not offered
Market Tour
$48 $42 $32
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$118 $88 Not offered
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
11:30am-1:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-1:30pm
Market Tour
Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-1:00pm

Meet Cherry

The two most important things for Cherry are family and food! A Bangkok native, Cherry helped with the shopping and chopping in her grandmother’s restaurant from a very early age. By the time she was ten years old, Cherry was preparing most of the meals for her family. Before she knew it, she was doing her MBA in St. Louis, Missouri, and wowing her American friends with her classic Thai cooking - always experimenting with new recipes and tinkering with old ones.

Now, back in Thailand and happily married with an eight year-old daughter, Cherry splits her time between her beloved family and her freelance work in Bangkok’s vibrant advertising industry. However, her passion for cooking never ceased.

Cherry would like to welcome you into her home to become part of her family. Your heart and your stomach will thank you for it!

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.

In-home meal: (1-4 guests) Join Cherry at her dining table to share a traditional Thai meal at her hi-rise apartment, decorated in her fun and eclectic style. Your meal may include favorites such pineapple fried rice, tom kaa gai, a delicious chicken soup simmered in coconut milk with mushrooms, cabbage, galangal and lemongrass, and tangy yum wun sen, a glass noodle salad with shrimp in a lime sauce. You will conclude your meal with a dessert of Thai sweet mango sticky rice.

Cooking experience: (1-2 guests) Join Cherry in her kitchen to learn to prepare a traditional Thai meal. Your hands-on cooking experience will last about two hours before you share the meal you helped prepare together at her dining table.

Market visit: (1-6 guests) Cherry offers a tour of two different markets. If you are booking a Market Tour only, Cherry will take you to the large and popular On Nuch market. Meet Cherry at the nearby BTS station and go together to this local fresh market where you will pinch, sniff, touch and taste some of the exotic tropical fruits and vegetables essential to Thai cooking. For experiences that include a cooking lesson, Cherry will take you to the Thong Lor market closer to her home, and then you will visit Mae Varee, Bangkok's most popular mango sticky rice stall, where she will purchase your dessert. Hop in a taxi for the short trip to her hi-rise apartment 21 floors above Bangkok.

Traveler reviews

Definitely the best experience in Bangkok. We've been to Bangkok for few times, but never visited someone's house and never had lunch there. The only bad thing was that we had too much there and there wasn't any appetite for dinner :P Everything was really good. If I expected 100%, it was like 120% or above. Would definitely recommend it!
- Thomas June 19, 2017

Shopping with Cherry at her local market for veggies and the special Mangos was fun and educational even! Loved the market experience with Cherry! Her home is really adorable and super clean and organized - with lots of charm. She's great to work with in the kitchen and the food was wonderful. I loved the authenticity of the whole experience, especially the market experience!
- Michelle

Overall is great. My host Cherry is very kind, sweet and polite. Her house is in one of the best areas in Bangkok. Really easy to go. Also detail of meeting point is provided clearly in advance. Moreover, her food is delicious and made from good quality ingredients. To sum up, I have a pleasure time with Cherry. My favorite dish was Fried eggs with Dok-Sa-Noh and Nam Prik Ka Pi.
- Pattazia

What a fun way to start my time in Bangkok! Cherry made it very easy to meet her and get around, and we had a lovely time shopping and cooking together. I got some great insights into the little things that make dishes delicious, and I feel confident I can recreate them at home. Thanks Cherry!
- SD

Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$64 $46 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$76 $68 Not offered
Market Tour
$48 $42 $32
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$118 $88 Not offered
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$64 $46 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$76 $68 Not offered
Market Tour
$48 $42 $32
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$118 $88 Not offered
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
11:30am-1:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-1:30pm
Market Tour
Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-1:00pm
Host Contact
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