Thai Akha Cooking School Chiang Mai

Thai Akha Kitchen is run by Akha people who were born and raised in Thailand. We love Thai food just as much as you! So we would like to invite you to experience Akha food and Akha culture. Give us a chance to tell you our story. Our small culture will sooner or later cease to exist and will become forgotten, so this is our chance to pass down our traditions and cooking styles to the world in hope that at least some parts of it will live through people who continue to use our techniques. Akha Food is totally different from Thai Food and is much healthier and fresher. Akha people have a saying: There are only three things in jungle that you can not eat, and nobody knows what they are.


  • Thai markets are very different to western markets, so get ready for some interesting experiences
  • Learning how to prepare 8 Thai dishes and 3 Akha dishes


  • Transfer from/to hotels (major hotel in Chiang Mai city within 3 km only)
  • Market tour (morning class only)
  • All food and ingredients
  • Full color paper cook book
  • Gift for every students
  • English speaking instructor
  • Free drink water, coffee, tea, complimentary samples of locally grown Akha hill tribe coffee


  • Personal expenses such as tips, alcoholic beverage, etc
  • Other services not mentioned on this programme
You can book with our partner.

Things to know

How to use

  • You must book at least 24 hours prior to arrival
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher to enter to the attraction directly
  • The person who books and receives the confirmation voucher must present a valid photo ID/passport along with the voucher number
  • The voucher is valid only on specified date and time of the tour

Important Information

  • Tour operation everyday
  • Morning class is 09:00 am - 15.00 pm (pick up time 08:30 am - 09:00 am, drop off time 15:00 pm - 15:30 pm)
  • Evening class is 17:00 pm - 21.00 pm (pick up time 14:30 pm - 17:00 pm, drop off time 21:00 pm - 21:30 pm)
  • Menu items subject to change without prior notice
  • Vegetarian dishes are available upon request. If you have any special requirements or allergies please let us know when you book
  • Please note that walking in the wet market can be a little bit wet and muddy! Please wear any closed-toe/heel shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty
  • Please plan to meet your tour guide at your hotel lobby at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled pick-up time
  • Late arrivals: If you arrive more than 10 minutes late or after we have moved from your hotel, you may be considered a no-shows

Transfer Service

  • Transfer service operates according to pre-assigned and route only, please let us know your hotels name during your booking process and we will send you e-mail to arrange pick up time with you.
  • Extra charge will be applied for transfer in some Chiang Mai areas. (To be advised)


  • Children age over 7 years will be charged as the adult price
  • In any case of your booking isn't matched with reality when you show upfront (such as child's age, child's height, the quantity of people and etc), you are responsible to pay the additional charge upfront the show/tour. reserves the right to non-refund if the booking is mistaken reserved by guest

Additional Info

  • Menu

      • Appetizers

          • Papaya Salad (Som Tum)
          • Fried Spring Roll
      • Desserts

          • Mango with Sticky Rice
          • Pumpkin in Coconut Milk
      • Akha Dishes

          • Sapi Thong (Tomato dipping sauce eaten with all kinds of vegetables)
          • Akha Salad (Tomato, cucumber, coriander, pepper, lime juice, salt and ground peanut)
          • Akha Soup (Ingredients: Traditionally all seasonal, so this bit is a surprise!)
      • Curry and Paste

          • Red curry paste + Red curry chicken
          • Green curry paste + Green curry chicken
          • Panang curry paste + Panang curry chicken
          • Massaman curry paste + Massaman curry chicken
      • Thai Soup

          • Chicken and coconut milk
          • Hot and sour prawn soup
          • Clear soup and egg tofu
      • Stir Fried

          • Sweet and sour vegetables with chicken
          • Chicken with cashew nut
          • Chicken with hot basil
          • Pad Thai

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