Cooktours - Cooktour
Cooktours - Cooktour
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Discover Thai Cuisine With Som Kesa

Online Class and Cooking Kits Delivered to you

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4 Cooking Kits

Portioned, sustainably sourced produce and premium quality, authentic ingredients for 2. Delivered to your doorstep.

16 Video Lessons

Lifetime access to exclusive lessons about Thai Cuisine, ingredients, techniques and travel featuring Som Kesa.

4 Cook-Booklets

Collectible booklets that accompany your lessons with picture recipes, cooking hacks and other tips


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Your teacher

Som Kesa was born and raised in Bangkok to a foodie family. At young age, she was exposed to a variety of foods and cooking. Som has vivid memories of playing restaurateur/street vendor with her siblings and cousins, as well as helping her mother in the kitchen, where she started her journey to master Thai cooking.

Unlike the Thai food you get at restaurants in the US, Som’s food is authentic and she is passionate to share secrets of how to cook the food she ate growing up in Thailand.

In her Cooktour, she will teach you how to prepare traditional Thai food at your home, finding authentic Thai ingredients in the US and basic Thai cooking techniques. She will also share with you insights about Thai culture and travel tips when you go to Thailand.

Som is one of the most influential Thai Cooks in Seattle. She owns a catering business which also provides cooking classes. In 2015 she was named one of five Foodie Empire Honorees

“To master Thai food, one must know how to balance flavors well. Thai cuisine is a symphony in your mouth, combining different textures, temperatures, and flavors that bring enjoyment in every bite.” Som Kesa

Your lesson plan

Introduction: Growing up in Thailand

Som talks about her story. What was it like to grow up in Thailand and how she found her true passion in food.

Ingredients: Golden Flavor Sauce, Pork Butt, Baking Soda

Som tells you how to find the best golden flavor sauce and how to choose Pork Butt. She also gives you substitute ideas if you can’t find the ingredients.

Skills: Tenderizing and Marinating Pork Butt

Som shows how to tenderize and marinate the pork to maximize the taste.

Let’s Cook: Garlic Pork

Som shows you how to make an amazing Garlic Pork. She describes scents and tastes to make your mouth water as you cook along.

Travel Tips: Top Attractions and Experiences in Bangkok

Som helps you travel like a local and experience the best attractions Bangkok has to offer.

Culture: Why I love Thailand

Som tells you the 5 things she loves most about Thailand and gives you tips on how to experience some of them on your next trip.

Ingredients: Galangal, Kaffir Lime Leaves, Coconut Milk

Som describes what she loves about Galangal and Kaffir Lime Leaves. She mentions where to find these ingredients and how to choose a good Coconut Milk.

Skills: Preparing Aromatic Ingredients

Som shows how to bring out the best aroma out of the ingredients for a fragrant soup.

Let’s Cook: Tom Kha Gai

Som shows you how to make an amazing Tom Kha Gai. She describes scents and tastes to make your mouth water as you cook along.

Travel Tips: Markets and Bargaining in Bangkok

Som recommends the most beautiful markets in the city and gives you insightful bargaining tips.

When to go: Important festivals in Thailand

Som talks about her favorite festivals in Thailands and when you should pack your bags and visit her beautiful country.

Ingredients: Glass noodles and shrimp

How do you find good Shrimp in the market? What differentiates great glass noodles from not so good ones? Som tells you all about it.

Skills: Preparing glass noodles

Som shows how to soak noodles while ingredients are prepared.

Let’s Cook: Glass noodle Shrimp

Som shows you how to make an amazing Glass noodle Shrimp. She describes scents and tastes to make your mouth water as you cook along.

Travel Tips: Top food Experiences

Som will give you an insider tour of Bangkok’s food scene. She mentions which places and dishes you shouldn’t miss out on.

Culture: Etiquette and customs in Thailand

Som talks about etiquette in Thai culture and traditions from her native Bangkok.

Ingredients: Pastes for Thai Curries 101

Som talks about why picking a good paste is key to making a great curry. She gives you tips to find a good pastes.

Skills: Making a paste from the scratch

Som shows the steps to make a green curry paste from the scratch.

Let’s Cook: Green Curry Beef

Som shows you how to make an amazing Green Curry Beef. She describes scents and tastes to make your mouth water as you cook along.

Travel Tips: Getting around

While you digest the wonderful food, Som will give you advice on how to get around.

Your Cooktour experience

1. Receive

1 meal kit and 4 video
lessons each week

2. Watch, learn and cook

Everything from typical ingredients
to plating your masterpiece

3. Enjoy

An immersive cultural
experience at home

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