Private Thai Cooking Lessons - Shop and Cook
Hi, my name is Jiab. I grew up in Bangkok, Thailand. My mother is from Lampang in Northern Thailand and she is an expert in Thai cuisine. She taught me how to cook Thai food from the four corners of the country using traditional cooking methods. Cooking turned into a passion of mine at a young age and now I live in Brighton I love to teach people about homemade Thai food and the importance of good, fresh ingredients.
I like to start my lessons at a local market to show you what brands to buy and how to choose your fresh ingredients. We will then make a short walk back to my kitchen to prepare and cook your chosen dishes. I teach cooking methods unique to Thailand, not usually found in a western kitchen, so it is important to know what ingredients to use. I explain the history behind Thai table manners, how to serve and garnish with beautifully carved fruit and veg, sauces and condiments. With soft background music you can expect a welcoming, friendly and very informative lesson and you will leave with the recipes, knowledge and the inspiration to cook more homemade Thai food.
My Curry Paste is homemade traditionally using a mortar and pestle. This laborious method of making curry paste grinds the taste out of the herbs helping to release more flavour. I do not use any MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) or artificial colourings or flavours in my dishes which are regularly used throughout Thailand and in your local restaurants. It makes a BIG difference cooking with fresh produce – come and taste the difference!
Private lesson, not including the cost of ingredients we start the lesson at a local Asian market to buy the ingredients. I will show you the best brands to buy and how to choose your fresh herbs and vegetables. You can choose how much to buy to plan for future meals. The cost of ingredients depends on the dishes you choose, usually around £20 for one person and £10 for additional people. After cooking two Thai dishes of your choice, you can eat the food at mine or take it away, along with any unused ingredients. I provide containers if you would like to take your food home.
At a glance
My lessons are for private groups only, maximum of 3 people. I can provide tuition for an individual or private group; including or not including the cost of ingredients. I am unable to travel to teach at your location as I can better ensure you have a great experience when you come to learn at my kitchen.
Need to know
Changes can be made 3 days in advance of the booking but a charge may be added for cancellations within 3 days of the booking. I try to avoid a cancellation fee where possible, but this does depend on peak times. Bookings cannot be cancelled within 24 hours.
My kitchen is located in Brunswick Square on the Brighton and Hove seafront. I like to start my lessons by meeting you at a local market to show you what ingredients to buy and how to choose the best produce. We will then walk to my kitchen for the lesson.