Welcome to Small House Thai cooking class Chiangmai. Let’s cook authentic Thai food with a knowledgeable local Thai Chef who grow up from Chiangmai Northern Thailand with 7 years of experience Thai home cooking in the smallest cooking class not over 4 people to make sure that you will have a good cooking experience.

You will be my guests at my home. We offer Signature Thai dishes , Northern Thai, Private Thai cooking, Vegetarian Thai cooking, Evening cooking class. You can see all Cooking courses.


Traditional Thai cooking

Famous “Khao Soi” curry soup

Let’s try local Thai fruit from a fresh market

Lychee fruit wine pairing with Thai food…so good !

Herb garden at my house with Kaffir Lime tree


1. Signature Thai dishes おすすめタイ料理

2. Northern Thai cooking 北部タイ料理

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3. Vegetarian Thai Cooking ベジタリアン

4. Private Thai Cooking プライベート料理レッスン

5. Evening Thai Cooking

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A fresh market visit in Chiangmai
Based on 13 reviews
Aleksandra Lopatko
Aleksandra Lopatko
I was recommended to take part in this cooking class by a friend. And it was so worth it! I was alone so I really appreciated the time and knowledge that Arm shared with me. The food was delicious, I loved every minute of my evening. He picked me up and dropped me off at my hotel. We went to the market and bought some ingredients, snacks and fruit. At his home the cooking went on easy and smoothly, also thanks to his assistant. And in the end I got to try a Chiang Mai wine and received the recipes that we cooked. Thank you Arm!
Maciej Stefaniak
Maciej Stefaniak
Inspiring and highly recommended experience! Arm is a great teacher, he shared with us a lot of knowledge about Thai products and dishes. The class is a must!
Nahuel Litwak
Nahuel Litwak
Un genio ! Muy recomendado!! Nos gustó mucho la clase
Miriam Rabacal
Miriam Rabacal
We had a wonderful experience! Arm is very friendly, leads the class with a very good pace, demonstrating the steps and explaining the ingredients. He never takes more than 4 people which created a perfect vibe. We loved cooking all the dishes and learning a lot about thai cuisine and ingredients. Speaking of ingredients, we visited a fresh market in the outskirts of chiang mai before the class, which was also a great experience as it was more spacious and less crowded than the markets in the old town. Arm showed a lot of interest in the food from our home countries as well, it was great to share the love for food among the 5 of us while enjoying the fruits of our labor in the kitchen. We will definitely take the learnings with us and recreate the recipes back at home. Khawp khun kha and bom apetite!
Falk Eckart
Falk Eckart
Really great and authentic Thai cooking course! You visit the local market to buy the ingredients and then learn to cook a total of seven different Thai dishes. The course takes place at Arms house and you are just up to 4 people, which means it is very personal. It is a bit outside of central Chiang Mai, but Arm picks you up from your hotel. The dishes all taste great and Arm is a very nice and likeable guy. Afterwards you receive a recipe book for cooking at home.
Anne Hendriks
Anne Hendriks
Cooking with Arm was very interesting. We made a variety of northern dishes including the best Khao Soi so far.
Frances Martin
Frances Martin
Had such a wonderful day with Arm, learning about distinct Northern Thai food. It was a fun, welcoming and informative session. And everything was delicious!
Richard W
Richard W
We had the most fabulous day! We learnt to cook the most amazing northern Thai dishes and then enjoyed eating them! Totally inspired us to become more creative with our Thai cooking when we get home. We highly recommend Arm and his cookery school.
Edmund Li
Edmund Li
Great opportunity to learn about Northern Thai cookng, ingredients, and techniques. I've developed a taste for Northern Thai cuisine in addition to the more popular and known southern. Arm picked us up at our hotel, took us to the market to pick up the food for our cooking and browsed through different produce and spices. We then went to his home and cooked up a storm of delicious food. The khao soi we made was more balanced and nuanced than the others we've had in that we were able to clearly taste the various spices individually. He also added a durian dessert to the menu and brought us to as store that only sold durian. Would highly recommend to learn new foods, spices, and techniques.
Cooking at my house

My cooking class is highly recommended on several travel guide books included a Lonely Planet (Thailand, Northern Thailand) since 2018

recommended on lonely planet guide book
recommended on japanese guide book

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star rating  Awesome Northern Thai Cooking experience! – We spent half day with the chef (Arm) cooking Northern Thai cuisine and it was such an unforgettable experience!

We started off with a market tour where Arm explained… read more

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September 4, 2019

star rating  Great experience with excellent instruction  – Arm picked us up as scheduled and took us to the lock market to make pad thai and we made a green and red curry along with tom yum soup… read more

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July 12, 2019

star rating  This was the best cooking class I’ve ever taken. Arm (Nitipong Moong-njern), the instructor, is a culinary school graduate who worked in a 5* restaurant but chose the more intimate… read more

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December 19, 2019


Hello !

My name is Arm (Nitipong) ,a well trained from Thai culinary school and five-star hotel in Chiangmai, growing up in Chiang mai. It’s my passion to let people know more about Thai and Northern Thai foods. (Thai/English/日本語)

All recipes are from culinary school I studied, hotel kitchen experiences and my mom who can cook wonderful Northern Thai foods.


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