Experience the flavors of Koh Samui during this unique guided visit to a local market, followed by an exclusive Thai cooking lesson at the beautiful Nora Beach Resort & Spa.
Depart the pier for the drive to a local market, which features a wide array of food and goods consumed by the islanders. Wandering among the tiny, packed stalls of this fascinating site is truly a unique experience and it offers excellent insights into the local way of life. Your guide will explain the essential ingredients in the preparation of a Thai meal and help you select fresh items for your cooking class. Please note that you will not be purchasing your ingredients for the cooking class here as they have already been prepared by the school.
Next, you will be escorted to the Nora Beach Resort & Spa for a memorable cooking class and lunch. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed at the resort with a traditional Thai Herbal beverage prior to your cooking class. You will then watch and learn how the chef prepares the food and explains the traditional methods used in Thai cooking. During this 90-minute cooking demonstration, you will be invited to don an apron and chef's hat and help prepare your meal before enjoying the results of your efforts. You will begin with a delicious bowl of chicken soup made with fresh coconut milk. Next, you will dine on deep-fried stuffed crabmeat served with Thai noodles. A refreshing dessert of coconut ice cream or fresh fruit will cap off your meal. (Menu is subject to change due to availability of fresh ingredients on the day)
After lunch, you will have about 45 minutes of free time to explore the Nora Beach Resort & Spa. A changing room is available near the restaurant if you would like to put on a swimsuit to take a dip in the pool or swim at the beach. Lounge chairs are subject to availability. Be sure to bring your credit card or U.S. dollars for any incidentals you may wish to purchase directly from the resort.
Before returning to the ship a stop at the Big Buddha Temple will be made. Guests should bring a credit card or U.S. dollars if they wish to purchase incidentals at the resort.
Please note: Mini-vans are used for the transportation portions of this tour. English speaking escorts will accompany each vehicle during their transfer from the pier to the Hotel / Cooking School property where they will be met by the Guiding and Teaching staff. The cooking demonstration will last for approximately 1.5 hours. Approximately 45 minutes of free time will be spent at the Nora Beach Resort & Spa.