Thai Lanna Cooking Class in Cheng Mai, Thailand

With so many cooking classes on offer through out Thailand, which one do you choose? In Chiang Mai a Lanna Cooking School has just opened. With a member of the original Lanna Royal family guiding your cooking class, showing you the way a royal family would prepare, serve and eat in Thailand.

ABOVE: A plate of essential ingredients in Thai cookery, dried chili’s, shallots, garlic, kaffir lime leaves, coriander seeds

Noi was our cooking instructor and her specialty is Larb Lanna, below, a meat dish, made with minced meats which included intestines and blood. Fried up with some flavouring and scattered with fried shallots.  Noi has won a gold award for this dish.

ABOVE: Tom Yum Goong

BELOW: Gaeng Kae Kai

The northan Thai style sausage called Sai Oua, made from pork, heavily spiced with intestines as casing. Then fried to cooked.

ABOVE: Sai Oua – a close up look at the filling.

BELOW: Fish Cakes with Satay Sauce

ABOVE: Mushroom and Basil dish

BELOW: Sweet and Sour Fish

ABOVE: Gaeng Hang Lae

BELOW: Lanna Noodle Soup

I am yet to reproduce any of the meals I learnt during this day of cooking, I have the recipes.  Though I will need to adjust them for Australians, does anyone else want to know how to make any of these dishes?


Thai Lanna Cookery School –  website

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Lizzie Moult

Lizzie Moult

Planning, cooking, chasing kids & running an online business; it might seem like there is a lot going on. Yet Lizzie is all about living simply and creating a flexible lifestyle that enables plenty of travel, adventure and quality time. A lifestyle writer and photographer for over 10 years for numerous publications, working online for over 14 years Lizzie also works as a mentor for women who are looking to create and live a life with passion & purpose at

5 Responses

  1. How wonderful to go on such a fabulous cooking course. I love the look of the sausages – I’ve never seen a Thai sausage before and didn’t know they had them in their cuisine xx

    1. Yes, the sausages are unique to northern Thailand. Once you have them, you will always want to have them. The spices are so delicate to taste. Love trying cooking classes in different countries.

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