If “food is culture,” then there is no better way to learn about Thai sensibilities than this deliciously immersive cooking class. Our chefs show you every aspect of creating traditional Thai delicacies, from Yum Woonsen (spicy seafood salad) and authentic Som Pad Thai Goong (wok-fried rice noodles in tamarind sauce) to Som Tum (refreshing green papaya salad), and more.
We explain how to select fresh, quality ingredients before taking you step-by-step through expert cooking processes to bring out the best flavors. Along the way you’ll learn how each ingredient nourishes your body according to Thai thought and the role that home-grown foods play in Thai daily life, history and legend.
Rounding out the experience, you will prepare and enjoy your creations in Ta Khai, a rustic restaurant reminiscent of a home in a fisherman’s village, complete with Andaman Sea views. Not only will you leave with recipes of the dishes you’ve made in order to make them at home, we’ll start you on your way with a gift of Ta Khai’s homemade signature curry pastes.
Daily, Advanced reservations is required
2 Hours (between 11 AM to 3 PM only with latest starting time at 1 PM)
Three-course menu: THB 4,000 per person / Four-course menu: THB 5,000 per person / Five-course menu: THB 6,000 per person
Food & Drinks
Phuket Old Town will captivate your senses and bring to life a bygone era of colonial traders and Chinese and Muslim immigrants. Stroll along sidewalks lined with lively shop houses, smell the incense emanating from a Chinese temple and delight in the market’s exuberant fruits and vegetables. Peruse the restored Sino-Portuguese architecture of the 1929-era On On Hotel and the displays of Buddhist amulets, a favorite Thai good luck charm.
The Chalong Bay distillery is now a key producer of Agricole rum and a popular spot for island tourists. For visitors to the distillery, tours include a tasting of the different spirits infused with fresh herbs, however for locals, a simple pairing of coconut water and lemongrass is the favorite choice.
Designer and Rosewood PlaceMaker, Philip Huang, has shared his learned indigenous dyeing techniques exclusively with Rosewood Phuket. Families will be educated on the life of indigo plants and traditional dyeing methods and designs. They will then create their own unique t-shirt as a reminder of their preservation of this artisanal craft.
This half-day program is tailored for young adults who would like to explore behind-the-scenes of running a luxury resort. They are guided by a member of the resort’s Executive Team who gives a fascinating introduction to the fundamentals of managing a successful resort. Areas covered include the executive office, food and beverage, housekeeping, front office and engineering.
Rosewood Explorers become involved in keeping our environment clean and they enjoy feeling the impact they have on the earth as they help clean up the beach and reuse disposed items. Children can also discover creatures from the Andaman Sea and learn about Rosewood Phuket’s Coral Reef Restoration program.
Elephants who have worked all their lives in often hard labor enjoy a well-deserved rest at this special home for retired pachyderms, where the focus is on ethical tourism. There is no riding these majestic beasts here, instead you are a temporary guest in their world, privileged to spend a few hours quietly observing them in their natural habitat, as they wander, feed and bathe.