Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts (SITCA)
We know what you’re going to think; “take a class during my vacation? No way.” Yet so renowned is the Samui Institute of Thai Cuilinary Arts (SITCA) that people from far and wide to Koh Samui, for their cooking class experience.
If you enjoy watching cooking shows; know your way around the kitchen; own a full library of cookbooks; or maybe you’re intrigued by the idea of learning to prepare some authentic Thai food, then you don’t want to miss SITCA’s cooking class.
Far from what you would expect from an average cooking class, SITCA seeks to awaken your mind and teach you a new way of thinking about food. Featured on BBC World TV, and highly recommended by Lonely Planet, Rough Guide and Frommers, SITCA boasts a staff of teachers who are extremely passionate about Thai Food. So there’s certainly no better place to learn how to produce authentic Thai cuisine.
A typical cooking class at SITCA will teach you amazing insight about traditional Thai ingredients—like where they are grown; how they are produced, and the religious beliefs behind some of the dishes. Of course you’ll get hands-on lessons on how to prepare the scrumptious Thai pastes and curry dishes.
At SITCA the choice is yours as to whether you take a short one day class with others, or enroll in an intensive course. The intensive courses last for 6 to 8 days, teaching you to prepare several Thai meals, like authentic soups, stir-fries, and Asian desserts. There’s also a family learning activity open to children as young as 12 years. Additionally you can earn a certificate of completion with SITCA by completing three or more classes. Each class runs for three hours.
Whatever your choice, you’ll be fully submerged in Thai culture and scenery as you learn.
Since SITCA is so world-renowned you definitely want to reserve your spot early. Being that we are passionate about all things Koh Samui related we at Samuipedia will make booking of your classes with SITCA super easy. We will enroll you in the course you’re interested. All you’ll have to do is show up, ready to learn your way around the Thai Kitchen. Book with us today.
What’s Included in Your Thai Cooking Class?
Visit a local Thai market (optional)
3-hour cooking class
Take away the food you cook or invite one guest to dine
Souvenir apron & cook book
SITCA’s Cooking Class Schedule
Every Monday at 11:00 Homemade red curry paste Every Monday at 16:00 Homemade massaman curry paste
Red curry with chicken and potatoes Massaman curry with chicken and potatoes
Spicy prawn soup (tom yum goong) Deep fried spring rolls
Savoury friend flat noodle with pork Spicy prawn salad with lemon grass
Every Tuesday at 11:00 Home made green curry paste Every Tuesday at 16:00 Steamed chicken with mixed herbs
Green curry with chicken and potatoes Penang curry with pork
Spicy glass noodle salad with prawns spicy fish soup with sweet basil
Stir fried vegetables or tofu and sweet & sour sauce Fried rice with prawns
Every Wednesday at 11:00 Home made chu chee curry paste Every Wednesday at 11:00 Stir fried noodles with prawns (pad Thai goong)
Chu chee curry with seafood Spicy deep friend fish salad
Pumpkin coconut milk soup with pork balls Green curry with mixed vegetables or tofu
Stir friend chicken with ginger in oyster sauce Coconut milk soup with chicken (tom kha gai)
Every Thursday at 11:00 Home made red hot curry paste Every Thursday at 16:00 Home made penang curry paste
Red hot curry with pork Penang curry with chicken
Stir fried spicy seafood with holy basil Steamed fish with ginger in soy sauce
Coconut milk soup with fish and turmeric Stir fried flat noodle with pork
Every Friday at 11:00 Home made yellow curry paste Every Friday at 16:00 Deep fried chicken with lemon grass
Yellow curry with chicken and potatoes Spicy coconut milk soup with seafood
Glass noodle soup with tofu Chu chee curry with fish
Deep fried fish with turmeric Fried rice with mixed vegetables
Every Saturday at 11:00 Chick satay Every Saturday at 16:00 Home made red curry paste
Papaya salad Red curry with roasted duck
Fish soup with dill Stir friend pork in oyster sauce
Steamed rice with coconut cream Fried noodle with prawns (Pad Thai)
What to Bring