Host: Penny

Bangkok, Thailand

USD
$34-$52 per person

Dine in luxury in the heart of downtown Bangkok

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

Meet Penny

Every meal is a family affair in Penny's home, where she hosts together with her sister Tam. Talent runs in this family, as both sisters are excellent cooks with lovely personalities to boot. In addition to Penny being your delightful host and Tam helping prepare a feast, you can expect her husband, John, and two children to participate and help cook Penny's signature Thai dishes. From her food to her business ventures, there is seemingly nothing this woman can't do. The family makes a great team, with each member having his or her own role and having fun throughout. When Penny was young, she helped her grandmother in the kitchen. She also learned to cook in a girls prep school. After traveling to the U.S., she found she missed Thai flavors as the ingredients weren't quite the same there. It was here she learned to adapt her Thai dishes and cooked for all of her friends for special occasions, including potlucks for football games. Working women by day and chefs by night, all those who cook with Tam and Penny will leave with a boatload of knowledge on Thai food and, of course, full stomachs. Hanging out with her children is an added bonus, as well.

What to expect

In-home meal: (2-5 guests) Penny's condominium sits atop the 27th floor of one of the most luxurious buildings in the area. It is located a short walk from the BTS Skytrain station Asok. Guests are greeted with floor to ceiling glass windows, allowing for some of the most stunning views of the city's immense skyline. As Penny prepares her mouthwatering menu of colorful dishes, guests are able to sit at the peninsula bar or at their large kitchen table before coming together to devour her dishes. Some of the dishes guests can expect to enjoy include kaeng khiaao waan (green curry), khaao phat (fried rice), and gai pad med ma muang (stir-fry chicken with cashew nuts). You can also expect to make her signature dessert, bua loy (rice balls in coconut milk).

Cooking experience: (2-5 guests) Penny and Tam are quite a team. The duo does a great job of providing guests with a hands-on cooking experience all the while keeping control of the kitchen and making sure things run smoothly. During the experience, Penny's children, run around the spacious apartment, making for some great entertainment. He even might help you create a dish or two! You will learn to make traditional Thai dishes, which could include pad Thai (fried rice noodles), pad kra pao gai (basil chicken), or pad see ew (stir-fry noodles). You should expect to make about three dishes. Penny and Tam have mastered more than a handful of dishes, so if you have a particular dish in mind you would like to make you can note this in your preferences during the booking process. You can also let Penny know beforehand through our host commenting feature, which is available after you book.

Traveler reviews

Penny & Tam were a great duo! We visited Bangkok for the first time and eager to do a cooking class. Penny lives in a nice apartment in the heart of Bangkok and taught us how to cook simple but very tasty Thai dishes! She and her warm family welcomed us into their home. My husband does not eat meat so Penny adjusted the menu accordingly. Thanks, Traveling Spoon and thanks, Penny & Tam! - Ariana August 20, 2017

Penny is an amazing host! Her apartment is in one of the most luxurious buildings and areas in Bangkok, with huge windows providing guests with great views of the city. Penny is sweet and kind, and it was great to cook with her as she interacted with her family. Penny's and John's two-year-old son, AJ, played and ran around the apartment during our class and even helped (sort of) make one of the dishes! It was a lot of fun, and they really make you feel like you are at home. - Kelly, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

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Penny

$34-$52 USD

per person
100%
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  • This host accepts same day and next day bookings

Meet Penny

Every meal is a family affair in Penny's home, where she hosts together with her sister Tam. Talent runs in this family, as both sisters are excellent cooks with lovely personalities to boot. In addition to Penny being your delightful host and Tam helping prepare a feast, you can expect her husband, John, and two children to participate and help cook Penny's signature Thai dishes. From her food to her business ventures, there is seemingly nothing this woman can't do. The family makes a great team, with each member having his or her own role and having fun throughout. When Penny was young, she helped her grandmother in the kitchen. She also learned to cook in a girls prep school. After traveling to the U.S., she found she missed Thai flavors as the ingredients weren't quite the same there. It was here she learned to adapt her Thai dishes and cooked for all of her friends for special occasions, including potlucks for football games. Working women by day and chefs by night, all those who cook with Tam and Penny will leave with a boatload of knowledge on Thai food and, of course, full stomachs. Hanging out with her children is an added bonus, as well.

What to expect

In-home meal: (2-5 guests) Penny's condominium sits atop the 27th floor of one of the most luxurious buildings in the area. It is located a short walk from the BTS Skytrain station Asok. Guests are greeted with floor to ceiling glass windows, allowing for some of the most stunning views of the city's immense skyline. As Penny prepares her mouthwatering menu of colorful dishes, guests are able to sit at the peninsula bar or at their large kitchen table before coming together to devour her dishes. Some of the dishes guests can expect to enjoy include kaeng khiaao waan (green curry), khaao phat (fried rice), and gai pad med ma muang (stir-fry chicken with cashew nuts). You can also expect to make her signature dessert, bua loy (rice balls in coconut milk).

Cooking experience: (2-5 guests) Penny and Tam are quite a team. The duo does a great job of providing guests with a hands-on cooking experience all the while keeping control of the kitchen and making sure things run smoothly. During the experience, Penny's children, run around the spacious apartment, making for some great entertainment. He even might help you create a dish or two! You will learn to make traditional Thai dishes, which could include pad Thai (fried rice noodles), pad kra pao gai (basil chicken), or pad see ew (stir-fry noodles). You should expect to make about three dishes. Penny and Tam have mastered more than a handful of dishes, so if you have a particular dish in mind you would like to make you can note this in your preferences during the booking process. You can also let Penny know beforehand through our host commenting feature, which is available after you book.

Traveler reviews

Penny & Tam were a great duo! We visited Bangkok for the first time and eager to do a cooking class. Penny lives in a nice apartment in the heart of Bangkok and taught us how to cook simple but very tasty Thai dishes! She and her warm family welcomed us into their home. My husband does not eat meat so Penny adjusted the menu accordingly. Thanks, Traveling Spoon and thanks, Penny & Tam! - Ariana August 20, 2017

Penny is an amazing host! Her apartment is in one of the most luxurious buildings and areas in Bangkok, with huge windows providing guests with great views of the city. Penny is sweet and kind, and it was great to cook with her as she interacted with her family. Penny's and John's two-year-old son, AJ, played and ran around the apartment during our class and even helped (sort of) make one of the dishes! It was a lot of fun, and they really make you feel like you are at home. - Kelly, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Pricing
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $40 $34
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $52 $46
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 5:30pm-7:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-3:00pm 4:00pm-8:00pm
Host Contact
  • You can message your host directly once you've made your booking
  • Address and phone number will be provided upon booking confirmation