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Host: Nid

Chiang Mai, Thailand

USD
$142-$290 per person

Northern Thai immersion in Lamphun

Host offerings
  • Rural farmhouse
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit

Meet Nid

Nid grew up in Lamphun, a small region an hour outside of Chiang Mai. An adventurous soul, she left to travel and cook in restaurants worldwide. Of all the cooks she met, she says the best is her mother. Learn about rural life, sitting on mats in an open-air kitchen and cooking true Northern Thai cuisine over traditional charcoal clay pot fires.

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: (1-10 guests) Your meal might include steamed fish in banana leaf, Nid’s special fried chicken, laap pla duk (grilled catfish salad), and banana flower curry. Experience a delicious side of Thai cuisine you’ve never seen - or tasted - before.

After lunch you'll explore the countryside and have the option to visit a beautiful nearby temple that sits atop a hill with incredible views overlooking the Lamphun valley.

Cooking experience: (1-10 guests) In a hands-on cooking lesson you will learn to make several dishes alongside Nid and her mother. Be prepared to chop, mince and pound as you create a beautiful Northern Thai meal.

Market visit: (1-10 guests) This is truly an off the eaten path experience. Nid will pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Mai and drive you about an hour to her home village in Lamphun. You'll stop at Ton Payom, a local market to learn about the regional produce and then continue to Nid's mother's home to begin cooking.

Notes: The experience cost includes transportation to and from Lamphun with pickup at your Chiang Mai hotel, a market tour, cooking lesson and lunch, as well as an optional side trip to a local temple. Nid offers a full day excursion (9:00am - 4:00pm, 8 hours) which takes you to the village of Lamphun for an immersive culinary experience. Please be sure to include your hotel name on the reservation form so Nid can arrange for your pick-up.

Traveler reviews

We had an incredible day with Nid and her family - one of the highlights of our trip. Can't recommend the experience highly enough. We are so grateful to Traveling Spoon and to Nid for creating such an authentic, unique, and memorable opportunity to immerse ourselves in the Thai food culture in such a special way. Our favorite dish served was The Catfish Salad :)
- Nicole and Charles

We had a wonderful time with Nid and both agreed that this was the highlight of our trip. In addition to the food being amazing, the experience provided one of those rare traveling opportunities in which you really get an authentic glimpse of life in the place where you are. Plus Nid was so warm and welcoming.
- Juliana

My wife and I had a wonderful experience with Nid in Lamphun. Both she and her family were welcoming, and the food was delicious (not to mention different from most Thai food we had eaten before). It was a very special part of our trip to Thailand, and we would heartily recommend Nid and the family 'experience' to other travelers.
- Andrew

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Nid

$142-$290 USD

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Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$290 $164 $142
Alcohol
$0 per person
Transportation
$0 per car
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$290 $164 $142
Alcohol
$0 per person
Transportation
$0 per car
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-6:00pm

Meet Nid

Nid grew up in Lamphun, a small region an hour outside of Chiang Mai. An adventurous soul, she left to travel and cook in restaurants worldwide. Of all the cooks she met, she says the best is her mother. Learn about rural life, sitting on mats in an open-air kitchen and cooking true Northern Thai cuisine over traditional charcoal clay pot fires.

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: (1-10 guests) Your meal might include steamed fish in banana leaf, Nid’s special fried chicken, laap pla duk (grilled catfish salad), and banana flower curry. Experience a delicious side of Thai cuisine you’ve never seen - or tasted - before.

After lunch you'll explore the countryside and have the option to visit a beautiful nearby temple that sits atop a hill with incredible views overlooking the Lamphun valley.

Cooking experience: (1-10 guests) In a hands-on cooking lesson you will learn to make several dishes alongside Nid and her mother. Be prepared to chop, mince and pound as you create a beautiful Northern Thai meal.

Market visit: (1-10 guests) This is truly an off the eaten path experience. Nid will pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Mai and drive you about an hour to her home village in Lamphun. You'll stop at Ton Payom, a local market to learn about the regional produce and then continue to Nid's mother's home to begin cooking.

Notes: The experience cost includes transportation to and from Lamphun with pickup at your Chiang Mai hotel, a market tour, cooking lesson and lunch, as well as an optional side trip to a local temple. Nid offers a full day excursion (9:00am - 4:00pm, 8 hours) which takes you to the village of Lamphun for an immersive culinary experience. Please be sure to include your hotel name on the reservation form so Nid can arrange for your pick-up.

Traveler reviews

We had an incredible day with Nid and her family - one of the highlights of our trip. Can't recommend the experience highly enough. We are so grateful to Traveling Spoon and to Nid for creating such an authentic, unique, and memorable opportunity to immerse ourselves in the Thai food culture in such a special way. Our favorite dish served was The Catfish Salad :)
- Nicole and Charles

We had a wonderful time with Nid and both agreed that this was the highlight of our trip. In addition to the food being amazing, the experience provided one of those rare traveling opportunities in which you really get an authentic glimpse of life in the place where you are. Plus Nid was so warm and welcoming.
- Juliana

My wife and I had a wonderful experience with Nid in Lamphun. Both she and her family were welcoming, and the food was delicious (not to mention different from most Thai food we had eaten before). It was a very special part of our trip to Thailand, and we would heartily recommend Nid and the family 'experience' to other travelers.
- Andrew

Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$290 $164 $142
Alcohol
$0 per person
Transportation
$0 per car
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$290 $164 $142
Alcohol
$0 per person
Transportation
$0 per car
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-6:00pm
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