Host: Aoy

Bangkok, Thailand

USD
$30-$138 per person

Scenic boat ride and authentic Thai food with Aoy

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

Meet Aoy

Aoy is a passionate food and yoga lover who fully commits herself to every task at hand especially when it comes to preparing authentic and beautifully presented Thai dishes. Aoy lived abroad for 10 years and now works in the tourism industry. Since returning to Thailand, she has dedicated herself to teaching Thai cooking to foreigners and opening a restaurant in her home. Aoy lives on a lush, beautiful property on the banks of the Tha Chin River and uses fresh herbs and produce grown in the local community in her cooking. Aoy's home is in the Nakhon Sathom Province and is a wonderful stop en route back from the Damnoen Saduak floating market into the city.

On days that Aoy is traveling, her master chef will host you. Her chef has worked for years behind the scenes of some of the best food establishments in town and will pass on some of her culinary expertise as guests learn what goes into the making mouthwatering dishes, from how to slice lemongrass to figuring the perfect number of chilies to throw into the spiciest of dishes.

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: (1-20 guests) Dine on Aoy's creative Thai dishes based on her family recipes in an air-conditioned dining room overlooking the river. Your meal will include dishes such as Muu phad grachhay (fried pork marinated in herbs and topped with fried finger root), Gang phed ped yang (red curry with roasted duck, pineapple, pumpkin and sweet basil), Pad Thai with shrimp, Somtam lood (one of Aoy’s signature dishes with shredded green papaya, shrimp, tomato, long green bean, and roasted peanut all beautifully wrapped in a noodle sheet and served with a sweet and sour dressing) or Tom yam gluuay (banana in spicy soup with fragrant Thai herbs) followed by dessert. Aoy is not only passionate about cooking but also presenting dishes artfully with flowers and herbs from her garden.
Please note that Aoy runs a restaurant out of her home so there may be a few patrons of the restaurant in the dining room during the lunch hour.

Cooking experience: (1-8 guests) After your boat ride, you will be greeted with a welcome drink in the calm of Aoy's garden oasis. You will then join Aoy in her professional kitchen studio for your cooking class. In this hands-on cooking lesson you will learn to prepare from scratch two of Aoy's favorite Thai dishes. Aoy will share her deep knowledge of Thai herbs and spices and passion for cooking as you cook together in her studio kitchen that is also used by her other cooks for the restaurant or a quaint, outdoor garden kitchen she runs from her home. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and chop vegetables, pound spices, and laugh as you cook together with this charming and fun-loving host!

Market visit: (1-25 guests) Aoy (or Aoy's team) will pick you up in her car at the Bang Wa BTS Station and drive you to Don Wai Market, located next to a Buddhist temple and the Tha Chin River. The market is known for its wide variety of vegetables and Thai snacks. As you shop together, Aoy will show you regional fruit and vegetables at her preferred vendors in the market. After learning about the local produce and farming community you will board a boat that Aoy steers herself. Enjoy the river breeze and passing views of local homes and lush river vegetation during your 30 min boat ride to Aoy's tropical riverside home.

Notes: Please note that on the days that Aoy is traveling, her chef, an expert in Thai cuisine will host you for your experience.

Traveler reviews

Aoy was an incredible host, she was warm, welcoming and charming. She picked me up from Bang Wa BTS and we drove through some beautiful parks and boulevards before arriving at the markets. The produce was fresh and Aoy seemed to know everyone there. She was eager to share her knowledge about the local produce and I was lucky enough to sample a few delicious things. After the markets we then got into a boat and traveled along the river before we arrived at her restaurant. I was greeted with tea and dessert. After relaxing for a bit, we then began the cooking lesson. Aoy accommodated my vegetarian diet perfectly - I learnt how to make a banana Tom Yum, tofu pad Thai and a papaya salad. Aoy was an excellent teacher, she explained all the steps carefully and guided me through the whole process. I would definitely book Aoy as a host again and recommend her to anyone. I truly felt like I was invited in to participate in her world and I was very grateful for the experience. She is a wonderful person who not only made me feel comfortable but also made me laugh and helped me to gain a deeper insight into the food, people and culture of Thailand.
- Ishtar September 11, 2017

We literally spent part of our first day with Aoy. We landed, took a short nap and were the whisked into a truly local experience. Aoy took us to the Do Wai floating market where we picked up her boat and puttered up stream to her home and riverside restaurant.The food was delicious, and the presentation was beautiful. Local beer came wrapped in banana leaves with a orchid tucked in. Orchards were in fact liberally added to the table. There were a number of courses including a duck stew cooked in a small green pumpkin. Since Aoy was our first introduction to Bangkok she asked our interests and then offered the perfect suggestions of places to go. I'm so glad to have learned about Traveling Spoon just days before our departure.
- Karyn

Awesome! Everything was exactly as scheduled only better. Our hostess was fabulous!
- SM

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Aoy

$30-$138 USD

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Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$46 $38 $30
Cooking Experience + Meal
$78 $64 $46
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$138 $120 $114
Alcohol
$5 per person
Transportation
$44 per car
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$46 $38 $30
Cooking Experience + Meal
$78 $64 $46
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$138 $120 $114
Alcohol
$5 per person
Transportation
$44 per car
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
11:30am-1:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
8:00am-1:00pm 3:30pm-8:30pm

Meet Aoy

Aoy is a passionate food and yoga lover who fully commits herself to every task at hand especially when it comes to preparing authentic and beautifully presented Thai dishes. Aoy lived abroad for 10 years and now works in the tourism industry. Since returning to Thailand, she has dedicated herself to teaching Thai cooking to foreigners and opening a restaurant in her home. Aoy lives on a lush, beautiful property on the banks of the Tha Chin River and uses fresh herbs and produce grown in the local community in her cooking. Aoy's home is in the Nakhon Sathom Province and is a wonderful stop en route back from the Damnoen Saduak floating market into the city.

On days that Aoy is traveling, her master chef will host you. Her chef has worked for years behind the scenes of some of the best food establishments in town and will pass on some of her culinary expertise as guests learn what goes into the making mouthwatering dishes, from how to slice lemongrass to figuring the perfect number of chilies to throw into the spiciest of dishes.

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: (1-20 guests) Dine on Aoy's creative Thai dishes based on her family recipes in an air-conditioned dining room overlooking the river. Your meal will include dishes such as Muu phad grachhay (fried pork marinated in herbs and topped with fried finger root), Gang phed ped yang (red curry with roasted duck, pineapple, pumpkin and sweet basil), Pad Thai with shrimp, Somtam lood (one of Aoy’s signature dishes with shredded green papaya, shrimp, tomato, long green bean, and roasted peanut all beautifully wrapped in a noodle sheet and served with a sweet and sour dressing) or Tom yam gluuay (banana in spicy soup with fragrant Thai herbs) followed by dessert. Aoy is not only passionate about cooking but also presenting dishes artfully with flowers and herbs from her garden.
Please note that Aoy runs a restaurant out of her home so there may be a few patrons of the restaurant in the dining room during the lunch hour.

Cooking experience: (1-8 guests) After your boat ride, you will be greeted with a welcome drink in the calm of Aoy's garden oasis. You will then join Aoy in her professional kitchen studio for your cooking class. In this hands-on cooking lesson you will learn to prepare from scratch two of Aoy's favorite Thai dishes. Aoy will share her deep knowledge of Thai herbs and spices and passion for cooking as you cook together in her studio kitchen that is also used by her other cooks for the restaurant or a quaint, outdoor garden kitchen she runs from her home. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and chop vegetables, pound spices, and laugh as you cook together with this charming and fun-loving host!

Market visit: (1-25 guests) Aoy (or Aoy's team) will pick you up in her car at the Bang Wa BTS Station and drive you to Don Wai Market, located next to a Buddhist temple and the Tha Chin River. The market is known for its wide variety of vegetables and Thai snacks. As you shop together, Aoy will show you regional fruit and vegetables at her preferred vendors in the market. After learning about the local produce and farming community you will board a boat that Aoy steers herself. Enjoy the river breeze and passing views of local homes and lush river vegetation during your 30 min boat ride to Aoy's tropical riverside home.

Notes: Please note that on the days that Aoy is traveling, her chef, an expert in Thai cuisine will host you for your experience.

Traveler reviews

Aoy was an incredible host, she was warm, welcoming and charming. She picked me up from Bang Wa BTS and we drove through some beautiful parks and boulevards before arriving at the markets. The produce was fresh and Aoy seemed to know everyone there. She was eager to share her knowledge about the local produce and I was lucky enough to sample a few delicious things. After the markets we then got into a boat and traveled along the river before we arrived at her restaurant. I was greeted with tea and dessert. After relaxing for a bit, we then began the cooking lesson. Aoy accommodated my vegetarian diet perfectly - I learnt how to make a banana Tom Yum, tofu pad Thai and a papaya salad. Aoy was an excellent teacher, she explained all the steps carefully and guided me through the whole process. I would definitely book Aoy as a host again and recommend her to anyone. I truly felt like I was invited in to participate in her world and I was very grateful for the experience. She is a wonderful person who not only made me feel comfortable but also made me laugh and helped me to gain a deeper insight into the food, people and culture of Thailand.
- Ishtar September 11, 2017

We literally spent part of our first day with Aoy. We landed, took a short nap and were the whisked into a truly local experience. Aoy took us to the Do Wai floating market where we picked up her boat and puttered up stream to her home and riverside restaurant.The food was delicious, and the presentation was beautiful. Local beer came wrapped in banana leaves with a orchid tucked in. Orchards were in fact liberally added to the table. There were a number of courses including a duck stew cooked in a small green pumpkin. Since Aoy was our first introduction to Bangkok she asked our interests and then offered the perfect suggestions of places to go. I'm so glad to have learned about Traveling Spoon just days before our departure.
- Karyn

Awesome! Everything was exactly as scheduled only better. Our hostess was fabulous!
- SM

Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$46 $38 $30
Cooking Experience + Meal
$78 $64 $46
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$138 $120 $114
Alcohol
$5 per person
Transportation
$44 per car
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$46 $38 $30
Cooking Experience + Meal
$78 $64 $46
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$138 $120 $114
Alcohol
$5 per person
Transportation
$44 per car
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
11:30am-1:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
8:00am-1:00pm 3:30pm-8:30pm
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