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Benny's Home Cooking Chiang Mai

Benny's Home Cooking Chiang Mai
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Forge a deeper connection with Thai culture during a cooking class and market tour in Chiang Mai. Ideal for first-time visitors and solo travelers looking to meet others, this package allows you to overcome the language barrier at a local market—where you’ll discover ingredients you may not have heard of—and comes with three different tour options to suit your preferences and schedule.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • An obvious choice for food lovers
  • Choose a tour option to suit your preferences
  • Stress-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included
  • Benefit from personalized attention in a small group
What to expect
  • - After pick up everyone in the town. We will head to the fresh local market to do the market tour and food tasting. You will try the best local food here. This market located a bit out of the town so you will see real Thai people life. Not a tourist place like other market in the town. - We will give you the menu check list on that morning with all food description. So you can choose your favorite dish to cook from our categories. - Should bring the bottle of water during the market tour and wear the casual dress. - After finish the market tour, we will give you walk around the market again. You can buy anything you want to eat or take a photo around the market. - Then head to our home which you will see all organic vegetables that we grow around the house and the rice paddy next door. - You will start by making the curry paste by yourself. - Cook appetizer and soup. - Cook stir fried noodles dish. - Cook curry and dessert. - At the end we will give you the recipe book which is very helpful when you cook at home.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • An obvious choice for food lovers
  • Choose a tour option to suit your preferences
  • Stress-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included
  • Benefit from personalized attention in a small group
What to expect
  • - After pick up everyone in the town. We will head to the fresh local market to do the market tour and food tasting. You will try the best local food here. This market located a bit out of the town so you will see real Thai people life. Not a tourist place like other market in the town. - We will give you the menu check list on that morning with all food description. So you can choose your favorite dish to cook from our categories. - Should bring the bottle of water during the market tour and wear the casual dress. - After finish the market tour, we will give you walk around the market again. You can buy anything you want to eat or take a photo around the market. - Then head to our home which you will see all organic vegetables that we grow around the house and the rice paddy next door. - You will start by making the curry paste by yourself. - Cook appetizer and soup. - Cook stir fried noodles dish. - Cook curry and dessert. - At the end we will give you the recipe book which is very helpful when you cook at home.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19918P1
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Beverages, coffee, herbal tea
  • Professional instructor
  • Local market tour and food tasting
  • All ingredients for cooking
  • Recipe book
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (downtown Chiang Mai)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Pick up from hotel or guest house around Chiang Mai downtown Dates: Open everyday Return point: Drop-off to your hotel or guest house around Chiang Mai downtown
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Kids under 10 years old not allowed in the group class.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Beverages, coffee, herbal tea
  • Professional instructor
  • Local market tour and food tasting
  • All ingredients for cooking
  • Recipe book
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (downtown Chiang Mai)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Pick up from hotel or guest house around Chiang Mai downtown Dates: Open everyday Return point: Drop-off to your hotel or guest house around Chiang Mai downtown
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Kids under 10 years old not allowed in the group class.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 19 Oct 2021
A note from Benny's Home Cooking Chiang Mai
We will ask to see the proof of Covid-19 vaccination for travelers before the class date.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Declan C
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Excellent cooking class
This is a really well organised, informative and personal cooking class. Benny and Nan have a wealth of experience between them and it shows. They're also very easy to get along with and keen to make it as enjoyable a day as they can.
The trip to a market as part of the class is great, and using fresh ingredients from Benny's family's garden was a big bonus for me. The garden is also a fantastic space in which to host a class.
Also worth noting that they are very careful around distancing and sanitising throughout the day.
Written 5 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nicola V
2 contributions
Authentic cooking class
Nov 2021
We had a lovely time with Benny and cooked amazing tasty meals, thank you for that. We appreciate very strict COVID-19 rules, that's necessary in this time, we had the class just for the two of us.
Only one thing we can reproach - it's very "american" style communication - we would be probably happier without so many photos and "smile" but that's just about us, I believe that some people can find it pleasant, we're just more realistic and relaxed about this, not necessary to smile for all the time and talk about it :-)
Thanks for everything, would definitely recommend to everybody.
Written 5 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Austin
6 contributions
Wow wow wow! A must!
Nov 2021 • Couples
This was one of our highlights on our three week trip in Thailand! Benny - and Nan - were both fantastic in teaching and explaining each dish. Benny is full of energy and fun! The teaching area was open and clean. They treated us with fresh coconuts from their own garden - yum! As well as getting to learn and explore all of the fresh herbs and ingredients used in our dishes. We were extra excited to choose between a larger list of options and we each got to make something different which made learning, eating, sharing more fun! In total we made shrimp and chicken satay, Tom yum soup, Tom Saab soup, pad Thai, pad see yew, khao soi, panang curry, mango sticky rice, and steamed banana cake. We love Thai food and are so excited to make these dishes for our friends and family so we had a lot of questions and both were so helpful! And the food is absolutely delicious! Wow! Thank goodness for the take home cookbook - we can’t wait to put our cooking skills to work. Thank you so much Benny!
Written 20 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ammy D.K
3 contributions
Super fun​ online​ cooking​ class​ with​ Benny​
Nov 2020 • Solo
Since Covid-19 hit all around the​ world so everyone cant travel.​ I do seaching to​ look if there's any cooking​ ​class​ provide the​ online​ cooking​ and yes Benny​ does it.​ I contact her via instagram @bennyhomecooking, she always promt to​ reply.​ Finally we done the​ online​ ​class​ with Zoom.​ Its so​ much fun.​ I surely visit her​ in​ Chiang​Mai​ once the​ virus situation is done.
Written 4 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lukas H
1 contribution
What a lovely day...
Mar 2020 • Couples
It was such a lovely day at Benny’s, probably the best experience we’ve had in Thailand so far!

We’ve learned how to cook five dishes of our choice, which I appreciated since I don’t like mango sticky rice that much. 😀 And my new favorite recipe of all is Khao soi! ❤️

Fantastic description and demonstration of all the steps. All the vegetables, herbs, meat, and seafood neatly prepared for you. We have appreciated a small group where you can get to know each other.

Highly recommended!
Written 17 March 2020
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Julie60747
Benton, KY28 contributions
Best day ever!
Mar 2020 • Friends
Cooking with Benny was one of the greatest things that I have ever encountered while on vacation. We were picked up at our hotel then brought to a market to shop for our needed ingredients. Benny took us through the market. She gave detailed explanations and we got to sample a few items. We cooked all day and ate all day. Explanations were given about ingredients and we each had our own stations and got to choose our menu. Benny’s garden was amazing and beautiful. We actually cooked near the garden to have the freshest food possible. Benny has an wonderful personality and makes the day fun. Thank you Benny for a great addition to our vacation memories.
Written 7 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jenpolgara
16 contributions
100% perfect experience.
Mar 2020 • Solo
I truly cannot say enough good things about the cooking class at Benny's. If you are trying to search for the best one around please look no further and just believe this is it! I spent days reading reviews and trying to figure it out and I'm so glad I settled with Benny. She brings you to her home which has an onsite garden full of spices and vegetables. She has the outdoor set up under like a tropical kitchen that should be on a cooking show! Very professional but also very much like a traditional Thai kitchen. The initial trip to the market is wonderful as she explains so many things and you get to sample tasty foods. Once you get to her house you start cooking at a pace that works for you. She explains everything so simply that anyone can follow along. I am far from a skilled cook and I was able to enjoy it and make great tasting food! Everything is made entirely from scratch using fresh organic fruits, vegetables grains, and proteins. Benny has her family helping her out so a lot of the behind-the-scene details are done for you, so it is just cook and eat, cook and eat, and repeat all day! You can buy her seasoning packets to take home and you are provided a beautiful cookbook with all the recipes inclused at no extra charge. I cannot stress enough how professional, friendly, and tasty this experience was!! You will not be disappointed.
Written 7 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anna K
3 contributions
PERFECT DAY :)
Mar 2020 • Couples
Thank you so much Benny for the perfect day! The food was so yummy :) We highly recommend this class!
Christian & Anna
Written 4 March 2020
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Nellie
3 contributions
The Best Cooking Class I’ve Ever Taken
Feb 2020 • Friends
Benny’s Home Cooking was the best cooking class I’ve ever taken. Benny’s tour of the market brought everyone in the group of their shells and really cemented the fun atmosphere for the day. I especially appreciated being able see the produce before it was prepped for cooking.

Benny knows her way around the kitchen and was able to work with all eight of us, none of whom have the same cooking experience, making sure everyone not only completed their dishes but was able to understand the process.

I’ve been to other cooking classes since Benny’s and although I’ve enjoyed them, Benny’s still stands out. I can’t wait to try her recipes when I get home.
Written 2 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nessieness
23 contributions
Best day in Chiang Mai!
Feb 2020 • Friends
Benny's home cooking school should be the first thing to visit on your list when you're here. She is just the loveliest host and we were so well looked after! We laughed all day, learnt so much and ate our weight in food. The school is held in the garden of her home in small groups. If we are ever back again we will 100%be making a return visit. Thanks for everything Benny.
Written 11 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Thai flair at home with Benny
Are you interested in bringing Thai cuisine and a very good portion of fun into your home? If yes, I highly recomme
Michell12340
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Terrific virtual cooking class in Chiang Mai
My friends and I spent a lovely day with Benny. Her online class is well organized. She is very charming, good engl
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Best​ cooking​ day​ ever
Cooking​ with Benny was one of the greatest thing.​ Online cooking​ class is perfect while we are at home​ or​ you
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Never ask for more, its​ truely Best​ virtual cooking​ ​class​ in​ Chiang​ Mai​
I​ used to​ book this online​ cooking​ class​ on​November last year, it​ was billion.​ This cooking class is absolu
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Best virtual cooking class in Chiang Mai
Since Covid-19 hit the world i was looking for some activity to do online. It was great that Benny is providing the
Meghan F
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Amazing authentic food and lots of laughs
My brother and I traveled to Thailand in 2019 and took one of Benny’s classes in person. We had such a wonderful ti
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Fathers Day Thai experience from our own home
My parents are located more than 300 kilometres away and we had a fun Father’s Day with my dad, my mum , my husband
egastfriend
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Fun class over Zoom during COVID!
We had a great private cooking class with Benny over Zoom! It was a lot of fun, we were singing and dancing. She ad
Erica C
Erica C
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Can't recommend enough!!!!
Absolutely, hands down, an unforgettable experience during our time in Chiang Mai! We ended up booking a private d
KaileySTG
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Highlight of my Thailand trip
My Mom and I were backpacking Northern Thailand together, and Benny's Home Cooking class was one of the biggest hig
Cindy949
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Spend a day with Benny!
We had a great day with Benny and her kitchen fairies. Benny responded quickly to emails and picked us up promptly.
haliekat2020
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Best day ever!
My favorite part of our trip! I highly recommend planning this into your trip schedule. It’s totally worth it!
ingam23
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Benny! Best day ever in Chiangmai!
On a three week vacation to Thailand in November I made sure to book with Benny based on reviews I had read on Trip
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Thank you Benny!
Our family of 4 adults and 2 children (ages 9 and 11) had an awesome time with Benny. She is such a vibrant, knowle
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Best cooking class ever!
Our experience with Benny was phenomenal start to finish! It was recommended by a coworker who had done many cookin
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