Cook like a local and eat like a local, is Mon's motto. Mon is the charismatic chef who will introduce you in a relaxing and fun way to the secrets of Thai cooking. Mon's classes are hands-on, you learn to do everything from scratch. So when you go home there will be no doubt that you can cook your favorite Thai dishes.
Cooking with Mon is a family run business, located in an authentic fisherman village south of the pier in Koh Lanta Old Town. Classes run on request. The first people who book the class can choose their favorite three dishes and there is an additional dessert (usually Mango Sticky Rice). Others can join if they like this menu.Therefore menu is different every day. Please contact us with your exact dates and we will provide the different menu options.
You will learn to cook these three dishes from scratch with the charismatic and knowledgeable Mon. Mon’s class are totally ‘hands-on’ and Mon always wants you to ‘get dirty’ as he explains it. It means you will be the one doing all the work; cleaning the fish, removing the ink from the squid, chopping up the vegetables or pounding the herbs. Mon will guide you, entertain you and introduce you to new ingredients, flavors and cooking techniques of the Thai kitchen. Mon doesn’t just let you follow a recipe but helps you develop ‘a feeling’ for Thai food. He does this with his natural charm, humor and expertise.
A cooking class costs 1600 baht pp. For children until 12 years we charge 1000 baht pp. Besides the menu of three main dishes and a dessert we will be serving fresh fruit and drinking water. Classes start at 11 AM and finish around 4 PM. At the end of the class you will receive a PDF file with all the recipes Mon has ever taught, so you can continue to experiment with more Thai food back home. Throughout the day we will take pictures, and post them on our Facebook page as soon as possible.
Cooking with Mon also offers a number of beautiful accommodation options for every budget. We have some options in the Old Town, close to the cooking class area. Do you want to stay in a beautiful private house on poles on the ocean? Visit the Wooda House or stay at our highly rated community guesthouse Sweet LIfe. We also have a small resort with beautiful rooms in our Green Pepper.
For more information on our accommdation visit our website www.sweetlifelanta.com
Q. What are the dishes I can choose from?
There are three main dishes and an additional dessert. You can look through possible dishes on the Dishes page, but you can always try to ask for something new. Mon is happy to extend his menu options.
Q. What is the price and what is included in the package?
The price for cooking class is 1600 baht pp. For children until 12 years we charge 1000 baht pp. Besides the menu of three main dishes and a dessert we will be serving fresh fruit and drinking water. At the end of the class you will receive a PDF file with all the recipes Mon has ever taught, so you can continue to experiment with moreThai food back home. Throughout the day we will take pictures, and post them on our Facebook page as soon as possible.
Q. How can I book?
On the Contact page you can see different ways to contact us. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in booking a class and we can discuss the details, like the date, your menu, the payment. We are happy to answer any question you may have.
Q. What time does class start and end?
Classes start at 11 and finish at around 4 pm, depending on the chosen dishes. Some dishes require more preparation than others.
Q. Who will enjoy Cooking with Mon class?
Cooking with Mon is for everyone. We have children from 6-7 years old, people who cannot speak English, vegetarians, vegans, people who are very much into cooking and people who have never cooked before. All rate Cooking with Mon as one of the highlights of their holiday. You are not just cooking, you are spending a wonderful day with friends eating and having fun and without even noticing, you also learn a lot.
Q. What if I have special diet requirements?
The menu can be easily adapted to your special diet. We can cater to vegetarians, vegans, people who eat gluten-free or dairy free and even people who cannot handle chilies (Thai food without chilies?! It is possible!)
Q. Where is Cooking with Mon located? How to get to your cooking school?
Cooking with Mon is located away from most tourist accommodation, on the East coast of Koh Lanta, in a lovely place called Lanta Old Town. Many people come to visit the Old Town for a day trip. It is actually also a wonderful place to stay if you like a unique experience of living in the local village while enjoying comfort and convenience that most travelers require. Cooking with Mon is located in a part of Old Town south of the pier, where you can still see Thai local life. It is not strange to run into fishermen on their way to work, kids playing and chickens and ducks running around. You can see the map and exact directions on the Contact page. The best way to reach our school from the West coast is by renting a motorbike. If you require a taxi, we can help you arrange one at an extra cost.
Q. Is it possible to have a private class only for our party?
You can contact us with any special request. In high season we usually get fully booked and will not provide private classes but in low season we can discuss the options.
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