Cooking with Mon is a family run business, located on the beautiful island of Koh Lanta in the southern region of Thailand. 

Cook like a local and eat like a local, is Mon's motto.

Mon is the fun and charismatic chef who will introduce you in a relaxing and fun way to the secrets of Thai cooking, that he learned growing up in the rice fields.

Mon doesn’t just let you follow a recipe but helps you develop ‘a feeling’ for Thai food. He does this with his natural charm, humor and expertise.

The classes are hands-on, you learn to do everything from scratch. So when you go home there will be no doubt that you can cook your favorite Thai dishes.

Besides cooking, Mon has a passion for growing anything from vegetables, to fresh herbs and even chickens and ducks! You will be able to roam around the beautiful herb garden and cook fresh duck or chicken eggs from our farm.

COOKING CLASSES - How it works

You can book our cooking class online. It’s easy and straightforward. When you book we will ask you to specify:

  • what dishes each person wants to cook
  • if you have any special diet 
  • if you require a pick up and from where

Please read the information below carefully before booking so you are aware of how it works. 

We cook 4 dishes, 1 curry from scratch, 2 additional main dishes and a Mango Sticky Rice for dessert. Each individual participant can choose their favorite dishes from the list below.

So every person joining can choose one of the first dish, one of the curries, and one of the third dishes. So if you're joining with your partner you can choose your favorite dish for each person.

If you want to have more information about the different dishes, click here. (Page under construction)

Choose your dishes

First dish, please choose one of the main dishes below:

  • Pad Thai noodles

  • Pad See Ew noodles

  • Pad Kee Mao noodles

  • Stir Fry Holy Basil

Third dish, please choose one of the main dishes below:

  • Tom Yum soup
  • Tom Ka soup
  • Stir Fry Cashew Nut
  • Stir Fry Sweet & Sour
  • Papaya Salad
  • Laab

Second dish: Please choose one of the curries below:

  • Red Curry
  • Green Curry
  • Penang Curry
  • Massaman Curry
  • Khao Soi

Dessert: Mango Sticky Rice

We start at 11:00 am and finish at 4:30 and we offer a free pick up and drop off service included in the price. So it will be great to know in advance where you stay.

We usually cook with chicken and shrimp. But we are able to adapt the food to any special diet, such as vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian or gluten-free. Just make sure to let us know about your special diet in advance so we can adapt the groceries accordingly.

The price is 1900 baht per person7-12 years old, 1000 baht per person. Younger kids can join for free and cook with the parents. On the booking system, you can book for adults first and then before checking out you can choose "add another service" and then you will be able to add the booking for your kids at the cheaper price. 

We will provide you with a recipe book in pdf format of all the dishes we have ever cooked so you can experiment with other dishes after you get home.

Amazing Thai food cooked by you, water and fruit is available for you all day.

It is possible to order delicious freshly ground coffee, shakes, beers and cocktails for additional payment. You can pay cash or with credit card.

We are cooking and eating all day! So please come hungry, have a small or early breakfast or skip it completely if you wake up late. We start eating at 12, and at the end of the class you will be stuffed!

We offer a free pick up and drop off service included in the price. So it will be great to know in advance where are you staying once you book online.

If you require a pick up, please be ready at reception of your hotel at this time:

- Kaw Kwang/Old Town/Kantiang//Klong Jark/Bamboo Bay: 10:15-10:30

- Klong Nin/Klong Dao: 10:20-10:40

- Long Beach/Phrae Ae/Klong Kong : 10:30-10:50


Cooking with Mon is a lively and enjoyable experience, especially when he incorporates some unique Thai dance moves. Mon, an energetic and enthusiastic chef, has a knack for turning any cooking session into a lively gathering.

Upon entering Mon's kitchen, you're greeted by the aromatic blend of lemongrass and chili paste, accompanied by the energetic rhythm of music. Mon is already dancing, tending to a pot of simmering curry with a rhythmic sway.

Mon's approach to cooking emphasizes fun and creativity. He urges his students to be adventurous and try out various ingredients.

As Mon guides you through the process of chopping vegetables and blending sauces, he adds a touch of great vibes to the experience!

Before you realize it, you're skillfully preparing ingredients and moving to the beat. Mon's enthusiasm is engaging, and you can't help but be swept up in the lively atmosphere. 

Cooking with Mon transcends simply mastering Thai cuisine; it's about embracing your inner sense of joy, enjoying the moment, and savoring the experience.

Mon's character and passion turn every cooking session into a memorable lifetime experience.


During Covid-19 Thailand closed the borders and all our business just disappeared at once. This was a great time to start our YouTube channel Cooking with Mon. On this channel I will share all my secrets with you about Thai cooking and we are going to cook together and have lots of fun!


Mon's wife Maayan started the YouTube channel Sweet Life Lanta completely by accident when Covid19 happened and we had no work to do. The channel is about anything that we find interesting; our family life on the island, bicultural love stories, language, food and people. We interview people on the island who have an interesting story to tell.

Our channel grew quickly with subscribers around the world. At the moment we have more than 130000 subscribers. You can find our channel here.

One of our videos even went viral with almost 10 million views! It’s a tear-jerking story about a Swedish lady and a Thai fisherman who fell in love on Phi Phi island in 1992. She got pregnant, returned to Sweden, and then... If you want to know what happened next, watch the video!


Cooking with Mon also offers a number of beautiful accommodation options for every budget:

Next to the cooking class we have a stunning but price-friendly resort surrounded by nature called Green Pepper.

We also have some options in the Old Town. If you want to stay at a unique wooden house built on the ocean and facing sunrise, you can visit Wooda House

If you are looking for a more budget friendly option you can check out the cozy community guesthouse Sweet Life.

For more information on our accommdation visit our website www.sweetlifelanta.com

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