Host: Kwang

Bangkok, Thailand

USD
$34-$62 per person

Traditional Thai food with a local in Udomsuk

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

Meet Kwang

Kwang learned to cook from her grandmother when she was young. Her grandmother used to cook and sell Thai food at the local market in the village. As a child, Kwang helped her grandmother prepare these meals and this inspired her love for cooking. She learned traditional Thai recipes and cooking techniques from her grandmother and takes great pride in sharing them with friends and family.

Kwang lives with her aunt in a modest townhouse, on the ground floor that opens onto the street. She is the co-founder and chef of PunFarmSook, an organic grocery shop that aims to support local farmers. When she is not busy cooking, Kwang enjoys traveling, learning about new cultures, hiking and diving.

What to expect

In-home meal: (1-3 guests) Kwang will welcome you with a warm smile into her simple and small town house, which is walking distance from Udomsuk BTS station. Discuss the menu she has prepared as you sip on homemade bael leaf tea and snack on an appetizer. Kwang is very patient and happy to answer all your questions with regards to Thai culture, ingredients and herbs. Help her set the table and sit down together to have an authentic meal that may include dishes such as chu chee pla (fried fish in red curry), tod man pla (Thai fish cakes) and tom kha gai (chicken coconut soup). Your meal will end with a dessert such as tab tim krob (mock pomegranate seeds in sweetened coconut milk) or sliced Palmyra fruit in syrup.

Cooking experience: (1-3 guests) The cooking portion of the experience will take place at Kwang's dining table where she has set up an induction cookware. You will learn to make 2 dishes and can expect the cooking lesson to last about an hour and a half.

Market visit: (1-5 guests) Kwang's home is located five minutes by foot from the Udomsuk Market. After exploring the market, and perhaps doing a bit of shopping for your meal, you'll return to her home to start cooking.

Notes: Please note that the toilet in Kwang’s house is a cubicle in the corner of the kitchen. It has a western-style toilet but has an open ceiling.

Traveler reviews

Kwang gave us a warm welcome and from the beginning we felt comfortable. She was very friendly and patient, especially when I asked her so many questions about Thai food, the herbs and cooking techniques. My favorite part was that we got to do all the chopping and cooking. It's great to watch people cook Thai food and explain to you how it works, but it's even more fun to do it yourself. We had a wonderful time getting a feel for the ingredients and tasting the dishes to see if they still needed more seasoning. She was very flexible when it came to our request to make vegetarian food. It was great to cook with her and hear all her great advice on how to prepare the best Thai food! - Traveling Spoon Ambassador Juliana

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Kwang

$34-$62 USD

per person
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Meet Kwang

Kwang learned to cook from her grandmother when she was young. Her grandmother used to cook and sell Thai food at the local market in the village. As a child, Kwang helped her grandmother prepare these meals and this inspired her love for cooking. She learned traditional Thai recipes and cooking techniques from her grandmother and takes great pride in sharing them with friends and family.

Kwang lives with her aunt in a modest townhouse, on the ground floor that opens onto the street. She is the co-founder and chef of PunFarmSook, an organic grocery shop that aims to support local farmers. When she is not busy cooking, Kwang enjoys traveling, learning about new cultures, hiking and diving.

What to expect

In-home meal: (1-3 guests) Kwang will welcome you with a warm smile into her simple and small town house, which is walking distance from Udomsuk BTS station. Discuss the menu she has prepared as you sip on homemade bael leaf tea and snack on an appetizer. Kwang is very patient and happy to answer all your questions with regards to Thai culture, ingredients and herbs. Help her set the table and sit down together to have an authentic meal that may include dishes such as chu chee pla (fried fish in red curry), tod man pla (Thai fish cakes) and tom kha gai (chicken coconut soup). Your meal will end with a dessert such as tab tim krob (mock pomegranate seeds in sweetened coconut milk) or sliced Palmyra fruit in syrup.

Cooking experience: (1-3 guests) The cooking portion of the experience will take place at Kwang's dining table where she has set up an induction cookware. You will learn to make 2 dishes and can expect the cooking lesson to last about an hour and a half.

Market visit: (1-5 guests) Kwang's home is located five minutes by foot from the Udomsuk Market. After exploring the market, and perhaps doing a bit of shopping for your meal, you'll return to her home to start cooking.

Notes: Please note that the toilet in Kwang’s house is a cubicle in the corner of the kitchen. It has a western-style toilet but has an open ceiling.

Traveler reviews

Kwang gave us a warm welcome and from the beginning we felt comfortable. She was very friendly and patient, especially when I asked her so many questions about Thai food, the herbs and cooking techniques. My favorite part was that we got to do all the chopping and cooking. It's great to watch people cook Thai food and explain to you how it works, but it's even more fun to do it yourself. We had a wonderful time getting a feel for the ingredients and tasting the dishes to see if they still needed more seasoning. She was very flexible when it came to our request to make vegetarian food. It was great to cook with her and hear all her great advice on how to prepare the best Thai food! - Traveling Spoon Ambassador Juliana

Pricing
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$38 $34 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$52 $46 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$62 $54 Not offered
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-1:30pm 5:30pm-8:30pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
10:00am-2:00pm 5:00pm-9:00pm
Host Contact
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