Pum's Thai Cooking School

Pum Thai Restaurant is offering cooking classes, offering a chance to help you hone your cooking skills. Pum Restaurants’ philosophy highlights simplicity, offering Thai cuisine adapted for a modern, more fast-paced world. 

Choose to learn from a selection of over 40 recipes ranging from curries, soups, noodles, stir-fries, and more. Their carefully selected staff will assist you every step of the way, showing techniques and giving important notes, all the while emitting a welcoming and humorful environment to learn in.

The best part of Pum’s Thai Cooking School is that you get to choose your experience; You can do it solo or have a fun time with friends. You can make it a memorable trip with the family or even invite that certain someone. It all depends on what kind of experience you choose to have.

Thai Cuisine

Thai cuisine is a melting pot of ideas influenced by the culinary traditions of its neighbors; adopted from Burma and Laos to the north, Cambodia and Vietnam to the east, and Malaysia to the south. 

Thai cuisine, as a whole, features many different ingredients. But by its very nature, it is fresh and quick known for its eager use of fresh (rather than dried) herbs and spices. Thai dishes at times can either be very complex or very simple, yet always every meal adheres to the philosophy of balancing the five fundamental flavors of heat, sour, sweet, salty, and bitter.

Have you ever wanted to delve deeper into understanding Thai delicacies but are hesitant or discouraged that your lack of expertise might overall hinder your cooking? 

What do they teach?

Thai Cuisine

Pum’s menu consists of over 40 classic Thai dishes with a modern Thai twist; ranging from tom (boiled dishes), yam (spicy salads), tam (pounded foods), and gaeng (curries), deep-fries, stir-fries, steamed dishes, and more; Pum’s menu has something for everyone.

Pum’s Thai Cooking School offers a wide range of class sessions which are available each day: morning at 11 a.m., afternoon at 4 p.m., and evening at 6 p.m. to suit everyone’s needs; for more info, refer to the list below.

Pum’s Thai Cooking School Deals

  • Pum’s Mini-Me

– Choose 1 or 2 dishes from the menu, cook and eat, simple and quick.

– 1 dish for 30 minutes, 500 baht per person

– 2 dish for 45 minutes, 700 baht per person

– starts at 6 p.m.

  • Pum’s Little Lipstick

– Learn 3 classic Thai dishes; Green curry, Tom Kha Gai and Tom Yum Goong (includes Pum’s first recipe book).

– lasts for 90 minutes, 1100 baht per person

– starts at 6 p.m.

  • Pum’s Little Shoes

– Choose 3 dishes from the menu, learn about the essential herbs, vegetables, and sauces used in Thai cooking (includes Pum’s first recipe book).

– lasts for 3 hours, 1500 baht per person

– starts at either 11 a.m. or 4 p.m.

  • Pum’s Little Wok

– Choose 4 dishes from the menu, including a tour of the local market (includes Pum’s first recipe book, most popular class).

– lasts for 4 hours, 2200 baht per person

– starts at 11 a.m.

  • Pum’s Wok the World

– Learn from Pum’s new cookbook; ‘Wok the World’, choose 2 favorite dishes to cook and enjoy (receive a copy of Wok the World book).

– lasts for 2 hours, 1500 baht per person

– starts at 4 p.m.

  • Pum’s Little Pigtails

– Choose 5 dishes from the menu, including a tour of the local market (receive a copy of Pum’s best-selling cookbook ‘Lazy Cuisine’).

– lasts for 5 hours, 3500 baht per person

  • Pum’s Healthy Lifestyle

– A balance between craving delicious food and being healthy, learn about the benefits of Thai herbs with menus coupled with herbal drinks (receive a copy of Pum’s best-selling cookbook ‘Lazy Cuisine’).

– lasts for 5+ hours, 4000 baht per person

  • Pum’s Grand Chef

– Spend a day with Pum herself learning some of her signature dishes; including a tour around her kitchen (receive a copy of all three of her cookbooks and a gift set to take home)

– lasts for 6+ hours, 7500 baht per person

Restaurant Locations

1. Phi Phi Island

Located at 125/40 Moo 7 Phi Phi Island Krabi, 81000; The Phi Phi Islands are a collection of six islands off the coast of Thailand. 45 kilometers southeast of Phuket and 40 kilometers southwest of Krabi in the Andaman Sea. The Phi Phi Islands are part of Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park.

The Phi Phi Islands can be reached in two ways: by speedboat or by ferry from Phuket or Krabi. Ferries from Phuket to the Phi Phi Islands take about two hours, and 90 minutes from Krabi or Koh Lanta. Public ferries are a good budget option; it is also advisable to buy tickets in advance to get the best deal.

Our restaurant in Phi Phi Island is in the center of Tonsai Village turn-right as you come off the pier and then go left after 100 meters.

2. Patong Beach

Located at 204/32 Raj Uthit 200 Pi Rd Patong Beach Phuket, 83150; Patong is located on the west coast of Phuket Island, facing the Andaman Sea in the southwest of Thailand. It is known as a beach resort town with its crescent beach.

There are two ways to get to Patong town from Phuket International Airport. Getting a Phuket airport taxi is the most popular option as taxis are the most convenient mode of transportation, only taking approximately 50 minutes to get to the center of Patong.

The second transportation option is to take a bus from the Phuket airport, which departs every hour. It is the cheapest option; however, it is also the most time-consuming, taking over 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach Patong.

Our restaurant in Patong beach is just a 2-minute walk from Bangla Road following the one-way system past the ‘JungCeylon’ shopping mall.

3. Chiang Mai

Located at 98/9 Sridonchai Rd Changklan, Muang Chiang Mai, 50100; Chiang Mai is the fourth-largest city in Thailand, one of the historical cities located on the northern side of Thailand. 

If you’re traveling by train from Bangkok, the first thing you should do is get to Hua Lamphong Station (Bangkok Railway Station), where Chiang Mai trains depart. If you’re flying into Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Mueang Airport, you can take a daytime train or an overnight sleeper train from Hua Lamphong Station.

Depending on which train you take, the journey to Chiang Mai can take anywhere from 11 to 16 hours. As a result, I recommend taking the overnight sleeper train to avoid wasting a day and save money on a hotel night.

Our restaurant in Chiang Mai is just a 10-minute walk from the Old City (Katam Corner) then follow the road Past Pantip Plaza.

Pum’s Cookbooks

1. Pum’s Wok the World

Chef Pum guides you through Thai-inspired recipes from countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, the Philippines, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, China, Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Hawaii and Thailand offering approximately 50 Asian recipes in total.

Book details: High-quality paperback with glossy full color pages; dimensions 17.5cm x 17.5cm; 112 pages.

2. Pum’s Lazy Cuisine

Was written to inspire those who feel that they do not have enough time to cook. In the recipes, you will find simplified versions of favorite dishes like Satay and Tawt Mon Plah, Pad Thai Noodles, and Green Curry.

Book details: High-quality paperback with glossy full-color pages; dimensions 17.5cm x 17.5cm; 112 pages.

3. Good To Cook with Pum

Written for all our lovely students to take away with them, contains 13 very lazy recipes that can be quickly put together.

Book details: Paperback, 15cm x 21cm, 19 pages, B&W.

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