This was the best of the activities we signed up for in Bangkok, and I highly recommend it! The staff were very nice and friendly, and all three dishes we made were delicious. We also got nice recipe books at the end of the class which we took home so we can make these dishes again at home.
Baipai Cooking School 10/10
This is a unique amazing experience that I highly recommend to anyone in Bangkok. It was my first cooking class and my first experience in cooking, so even as a beginner I found it easy and had a great time.
I got picked up at 8:30 from my hotel in a nice clean air-conditioned van. The organization was excellent Baipai school called my hotel to let me know that the car is stuck in traffic and they will be 5 minutes late. At 8:35 sharp the car arrived. We made another stop to pick up 2 more participants. We were only 6 people in the van and in the class 5 adults and a 5 years old boy Leo.
Getting to the school was a 30 minutes drive, as the villas door opens and the car gets inside, you feel as if youve transported out of the city to a beautiful oasis. There is a beautiful water pond with live fish and a small fall. The greenery and the plants made a nice scenery contrast to the city concrete. I was in awe, the attention of details in building the Baipai cooking school is mesmerizing. Just to visit the school is an experience that shouldnt be missed.
Pae our class coordinator welcomed us, offered us free drinks coffee, tea, water and explained to us what we will be cooking and presented us with a small book of menus. We were also offered aprons and a towel each. We were introduced by Pae to different herbs and ignredients that are planted in the school garden. We each had two station a prep station and a cooking station, every thing is organized and laid out perfectly.
Paes English is perfect, she is very articulate, patient and fun. She answered all our questions and assist us throughout the day. When I struggled in wrapping my chicken with Pandanus leaves she was there for me and showed me again how it is done, Im now an expert :
We learned to cook: Coconut sticky rice with Mango, Papaya Salad, Chicken in Pandanus Leaves, Red curry paste, then Red Curry with Pork/Chciken/Tofu and Bamboo. Chef Eye made things look so easy and simple, as Ive never cooked before I didnt struggle at all. Even Leo who is 5 years old managed to cook all the meals and when I asked him he said he had fun. As a gift we were given colored detailed recipe cards with all what we cooked, a fridge magnet with a picture of myself while cooking.
Once again Id like to thank Pae, Chef Eye and the whole team @Baipai Cooking School.
We enjoyed eating the food that we cooked, we had a great lunch and I personally had a blast. By 13:30 we were done. The staff asked where do we want to be dropped, you can ask for a different destination other than the hotel, the same van dropped us back to our hotels.
I highly recommend Baipai Cooking School to anyone visiting or living in Bangkok. It is an experience that you should not miss 10/10.
This was absolutely the best cooking class I've ever taken! We were shown how to prep the ingredients for each of four recipes, then we had individual stations to cook our dishes. We then sat and ate each one- an appetizer, soup, curry and dessert. Most classes I've taken, most of the prep is already done, and participants sharing the cooking of just one of the dishes. Jun and Fya showed us the ingredients growing in the garden, and gave us a great deal of detailed information about how to handle the ingredients. We received all the recipes in a handy holder. I definitely feel I can go home and replicate the dishes.
The cooking area is open air, It was fine in the morning, and there was plenty of cold water on hand to drink. But be prepared if you're sensitive to the heat.