Thai Cuisine

Thai food is internationally famous. What you can find in each dish is harmony, attention to detail, texture, color, taste, and the use of ingredients with medicinal benefits, as well as good flavor. Paying attention to how a dish tastes is not the only thing  that Thais have in mind  while cooking , they are also concerned about how it looks, how it smells, and how it fits in with the rest of the meal. They think of all parts of the meal as a whole.

Rice is the main dietary staple of Thailand. Thais eat two kinds of rice: the standard white kind and glutinous, or sticky, rice. Sticky rice rolled into a ball is the main rice eaten in northeastern Thailand. It is also used in desserts throughout the country. Rice is eaten at almost every meal and also made into flour used in noodles, dumplings, and desserts. Most main dishes use beef, chicken, pork, or seafood, but the Thais also eat vegetarian dishes.

Thai food is known for its unique combinations of seasoning. Although it is mostly hot and spicy, Thai cooking is carefully balanced to bring out all the different flavors in a dish. Curries are a mainstay of Thai cooking. Hot chilies appear in many Thai dishes. Other common flavorings are fish sauce, dried shrimp paste, lemon grass, and the spices coriander, basil, garlic, ginger, cumin, cardamom, and cinnamon. Soup, eaten with most meals, helps balance the hot flavors of many Thai dishes as do steamed rice, mild noodle dishes, and sweet desserts. Many dishes are served with sauces for dipping. Coconuts play an important role in the Thai diet. Coconut milk and shredded coconut are used in many dishes, especially desserts. Thais eat a variety of tropical fruits for dessert.


The benefits of Thai cuisine

Thai food, especially home-made Thai food, is one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. In fact several Thai dishes are under study for their incredible health benefits. Never forget that there is always a good reason behind choosing the ingredients of a Thai dish. Many of the herbs, spices and ingredients that go into Thai cooking have disease fighting and immune system boosting properties. The ingredients, fresh vegetables, fresh herbs, spices, the quick method of cooking, they all make Thai dishes healthy and nutritious.

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C&M Traditional Thai Cooking & Dessert Courses

Course Introduction

You will learn the unique characteristics , benefits and uses of the following Thai herbs and spices : lemon glass , ginger , basil , chili , sweet basil , coriander , lime , lemon leaf , galangal , chili pepper etc. We will teach you to make real Thai food and to find the balance of taste with the limited ingredients  at your home , and combind thai style of cooking with your local food to create a new dish in the way that you like.

Thank you so much for choosing us to be a part of your Koh Phangan memory. We offer cooking classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The class takes 3 hours of fun. We always provide our students with fresh ingredients. You can choose 3 dishes to study*. After you cook your chosen dishes in class, you can either enjoy eating them while you are sitting by the lake located behind our kitchen or you can take your dishes back to your place. So please don’t eat a lot before coming to class, save your appetite for your favorite Thai dishes which you will cook yourself with our experienced and enchanting Thai teacher.

If you’re on Koh Phangan and you would like to taste real traditional Thai food, you are welcome to join our cooking courses, and you will have the enjoyment of eating a tasty and original Thai dish as well as the fun and excitement of cooking it with your friends, family and your classmates from all around the world. You will go much further than cooking and eating, you will have a great fun as well as learning a unique cuisine, and you will make a great memory.

If you want to get deeper into Thai cooking and cook home-made Thai food for yourself, your family and friends or if you want to make a professional cook in Thai cuisine, C&M School is the right place for you.


Here is the list of Thai dishes you can choose from:

*You can choose 3 of the best of Thai Cuisine, including Pad Thai, Papaya Salad, Fried Cashew Nuts with Fresh Chili & Onion, Fried Rice,Green Curry, Panang Curry, Glass Noodle Salad, Fried Holly Basil with Fresh Chili & Onion, Tom Yam Soup, Coconut Soup, Spring Rolls, etc.

Tell us about your favorites!

 Timetable & Price

Traditional Thai Cooking & Dessert 4275 B 16200 B 45900 B Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 13:00-16:00
Traditional Thai Cooking & Dessert 11400 B 36000 B 144000 B Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 9:00 – 12:00


  • Recipes
  • Ingredients guide
  • Drinks
  • Souvenir

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Special Offer:

  • If you enroll in more than 1 course at C&M school at the same time , you can get a 10% discount on the courses you have chosen.




Number of Students Discount    Children aged 5 to 12 get a 50% discount.
1-6 0%
7-10 5%
11-15 7%
16-20 10%