Cook your lunch and eat it, too! All recipes are closely monitored by knowledgeable chefs who are ready to dispense cooking tips at the drop of a hat. For instance, you'll learn how to enhance the greenness of the chicken curry without compromising its taste and quality. The selected menus are easy enough to cook even if the closest you ever came to cooking is operating a microwave.
The real challenge, though, is steadying yourself on an unstable surface, while trying not to over-spice your green curry. As the barge makes a U-turn, the crew sets up a table with the creations of the new chefs (which has been 'beautified' to the Bangok Marriott Resort's standards). Lunch is then served, along with the magnificent views you may have missed earlier...
A wonderful mishmash of wok, 'Wat' and water
As the mobile kitchen slowly draws itself near the hotel's pier, the drowsiness - brought on by the sedate journey and scrumptious lunch (if we say so ourselves) - is quickly replaced by the excitement when proof is handed out of our ability to cook four Thai dishes and a dessert - a grand achievement considering it was accomplished in a mere four hours, and not to mention on a moving vessel!
Interested in demystifying the art of Thai cuisine but tired of the humdrum classroom atmosphere offered by most cooking schools? The Manohra Cooking Class offers a unique, hands-on learning experience combining a variety of fun-filled activities from cruising along the capital's majestic Chao Phraya River and visiting a local market, to admiring the city's straight-off-the-postcard landmarks like The Grand Palace, Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and Wat Phra Kaew (The Temple of the Emerald Buddha). And with a certificate under your belt (or apron), you can proudly impress your family and friends back home with your newly-acquired expertise!