Don’t Shop, Learn To Cook At Silom Thai Cooking School


Chatuchak weekend market, Chinatown, Siam Paragon, MBK, Platinum Mall are some must-visit places in Bangkok, but shopping isn’t Mr Mode’s thing and we couldn’t do any temple-visiting because I was on Code Red, so off the beaten track our itinerary had to be.

After recommendations and reading up on reviews, I signed us up for a Thai cooking class! We took a thrilling, 20 baht motorbike ride to the meeting place from Chong Nonsi BTS. Mr Mode’s was more thrilling and zoomed way ahead of mine. My driver probably sensed my fear of speed from my fingernails dug deep into his shoulders and went slower. Haha.

A trip to the wet market before class involved the introduction of different spices, vegetables, ingredients, some common around the world, some found only in Thailand.



Look who’s assimilating into the local culture.





Freshly grated coconut.

I was very intrigued by the sights, sounds and smells at the wet market. It was small compared to some I’ve been to back here in Singapore in my childhood years, but the last time I stepped into a wet market was years ago.

Oh, the last wet market I went to was probably Makishi Public Market in Okinawa, Japan.


So many OOTD-worthy spots on our way to Silom Thai Cooking School!

The route can be quite confusing if you were to take it yourself, so it’s best to be on time for the market tour and follow the guide to the school.