Lemon Grass

Lemon Grass

Mays Magic jungle kitchen

Take home something from Thailand that you can enjoy for the rest of your life. Whether cooking is your hobby or  just a curiosity, you will enjoy creating and eating new dishes.

The cooking classes are held at the Chai Lai Orchid  in our out door jungle kitchen. May cooks spicy Burmese dishes as well as traditional Thai and Karen dishes that capture the soul, the sun, and the smiles of south East Asia in every bite.

 You can choose the dishes you would like to learn and vegetarian options are available for all the meals. The most delicious food comes from using the freshest ingredients, so we start by shopping at a traditional local market. Here you get a tour of the market and are introduced to Thai ingredients. After shopping, we prepare and cook in a traditional Thai outdoor kitchen. May can also teach you some helpful Thai phrases for ordering food, shopping in the market or just eating with friends. The best part of the day is eating the amazing food that you have made and then you can start planning your next exotic themed dinner party.

  • Suggested Menu Items
  • Tom Yum Soup
  • Tom Kha Soup
  • Lapet
  • Massaman Curry
  • Pad Thai
  • Mango Sticky Rice
  • Green or Red Curry
  • Burmese Khao Soi
  • Spicy Karen Rice Soup
  • Karen Pumpkin and Egg Stir Fry
  • Price 700 thb per person

Choose 3 dishes and 1 dessert

Minimum 2 guest per class. Maximum 6 guests per class. Only available for Chai Lai Orchid guests.


Meet the Chef

May discovered her passion for cooking when she was just 10 years old. May is from Karen state in Burma.  As a daughter of poor farmers in a conflict zone food was scarce and sharing a good meal with her 9 sisters and brothers was the most joyful time for May. Now she’s ready to pass on her passion to you and inspire you to cook fresh, light and healthy food. In your class you will learn essential skills and techniques you can use everyday in a fun relaxed environment. Thai is May’s 4th language so if you prefer she can also teach you Burmese or Karen phrases. 


 This is a Chai Lai Sisters Tour. Thailand’s first trekking company run by indigenous Karen women. When you book this activities you are helping to create opportunities for hill tribe and refugee and women.