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Host: Nicha

Bangkok, Thailand

USD
$30-$66 per person

Flavorful Thai family recipes in Asoke

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

Meet Nicha

A current university student majoring in English and minoring in Japanese, Nicha loves to cook fresh food everyday. She credits her aunt for her cooking skills and love of food and enjoys recreating her aunt’s best recipes. She continues to learn to cook by watching YouTube videos. Nicha particularly enjoys making quick and flavorful Thai dishes that suit her busy lifestyle, such as delicious Thai fried rice or pad gaphrao muu, stir-fried minced pork with holy basil. Nicha lives in a small condo just across from her university in the central Asoke neighborhood of Bangkok. In addition to being a student, Nicha is also a part-time tutor teaching English and Japanese. Nicha is a great host for a backpacker or college student who wants to experience a Thai college student's life.

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: (1-3 guests) Learn about a Thai college student’s life in Bangkok in Nicha's small, modest, college style apartment as you share an authentic Thai meal created from family recipes passed down through Nicha’s family. You will enjoy dishes such as tom kha gai (chicken simmered in coconut milk soup and seasoned with lime, fish sauce, and palm sugar), phad chaa thalee (seafood stir-fried with chili paste, fresh green peppercorns, and Thai eggplant) and the aromatic gai neung samunphrai (chicken thighs steamed with Thai herbs like lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and galangal served with a spicy-sour dipping sauce), followed by a Thai dessert.

Cooking experience: (1-3 guests) In Nicha’s kitchen you will learn to cook authentic Thai dishes. Your class should last about 1 hour before you sit down to enjoy the meal you helped prepare with Nicha at her dining table. Note that Nicha may chop and prepare a few items in advance of your experience.

Market visit: (1-3 guests) You will meet Nicha at the Phra Ram 9 MRT station and then walk together to the Yuu Jaroen neighborhood market, a 10-minute walk. With Nicha, discover a variety of fresh and dried regional produce regional produce and learn how to choose the best ingredients for cooking Thai dishes. After your market tour, take the MRT together to Nicha’s small, dorm-room style studio apartment and get ready to learn to cook her family Thai recipes.

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Nicha

$30-$66 USD

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Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$44 $30 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$56 $42 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$66 $52 Not offered
Alcohol
$3 per person
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$44 $30 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$56 $42 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$66 $52 Not offered
Alcohol
$3 per person
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 5:00pm-8:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
10:00am-2:00pm 4:00pm-8:00pm

Meet Nicha

A current university student majoring in English and minoring in Japanese, Nicha loves to cook fresh food everyday. She credits her aunt for her cooking skills and love of food and enjoys recreating her aunt’s best recipes. She continues to learn to cook by watching YouTube videos. Nicha particularly enjoys making quick and flavorful Thai dishes that suit her busy lifestyle, such as delicious Thai fried rice or pad gaphrao muu, stir-fried minced pork with holy basil. Nicha lives in a small condo just across from her university in the central Asoke neighborhood of Bangkok. In addition to being a student, Nicha is also a part-time tutor teaching English and Japanese. Nicha is a great host for a backpacker or college student who wants to experience a Thai college student's life.

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: (1-3 guests) Learn about a Thai college student’s life in Bangkok in Nicha's small, modest, college style apartment as you share an authentic Thai meal created from family recipes passed down through Nicha’s family. You will enjoy dishes such as tom kha gai (chicken simmered in coconut milk soup and seasoned with lime, fish sauce, and palm sugar), phad chaa thalee (seafood stir-fried with chili paste, fresh green peppercorns, and Thai eggplant) and the aromatic gai neung samunphrai (chicken thighs steamed with Thai herbs like lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and galangal served with a spicy-sour dipping sauce), followed by a Thai dessert.

Cooking experience: (1-3 guests) In Nicha’s kitchen you will learn to cook authentic Thai dishes. Your class should last about 1 hour before you sit down to enjoy the meal you helped prepare with Nicha at her dining table. Note that Nicha may chop and prepare a few items in advance of your experience.

Market visit: (1-3 guests) You will meet Nicha at the Phra Ram 9 MRT station and then walk together to the Yuu Jaroen neighborhood market, a 10-minute walk. With Nicha, discover a variety of fresh and dried regional produce regional produce and learn how to choose the best ingredients for cooking Thai dishes. After your market tour, take the MRT together to Nicha’s small, dorm-room style studio apartment and get ready to learn to cook her family Thai recipes.

Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$44 $30 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$56 $42 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$66 $52 Not offered
Alcohol
$3 per person
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$44 $30 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$56 $42 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$66 $52 Not offered
Alcohol
$3 per person
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 5:00pm-8:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
10:00am-2:00pm 4:00pm-8:00pm
Host Contact
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  • Address and phone number will be provided upon booking confirmation
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