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Mar 16, 2009 06:07 PM

Anyone been to Silom Thai Cooking School?


I am visiting Thailand soon and definitely want to take a class at one of the local cooking schools. Has anyone visited the Silom Thai Cooking School? From what I have read, you shop at the market and also learn to make curry paste from scratch which sounds great. If anyone has been, I would love to hear about your experience and perhaps how it compares to some of the other schools.

The web site for the Silom school is

Thanks in advance for any advice!

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  1. Haven't been to Silom Cooking school
    On their recipe page there are cooking videos for about 30 Thai dishes,
    You might save yourself the cost of a thai cooking school in bangkok

    1. I have been to cooking school in Bangkok, but not Silom. I went to Blue Elephant, which is very well known, and respected, but also quite a bit more expensive than this one you are looking it.

      I have to say that going to cooking school was one of the most fun parts of my trip, and pays for itself every time I have people over for dinner and impress them with my cooking!

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      1. re: lulubelle

        Another Rec for the Blue Elephant. My wife and I went for several days. The classes were small and personal. The trip to the market near the restaurant (large open and enclosed market at the end of the Skytrain near the river.) was a wonderful experience as well. I have nothing but good things to say about the Blue Elephant.

        We were tempted to go to the Oriental's Cooking School....but it was very expensive, and someone formal. When I go to cooking school....I wanna learn how to cook!

      2. YES--I just finished a class yesterday. Sanusi Mareh, the instructor, crams a dozen students into his house after a trip through the nearby market. He's a trip--hilariously catty. We made a bunch of dishes, including from-scratch green curry, pad thai, and tom yum soup, all of which were delicious. It's not a terribly "professional" cooking class (some of the more experienced/older chowhounds might turn up their noses at it), but it's a lot of fun.