Issaya Cooking Studio
Just like the restaurant, the studio changes its menu daily to make the most of fresh, seasonal ingredients, while each Issaya class usually demonstrates two savoury dishes (think sticky spiced pork ribs basted with chilli glaze or lobster with curry custard and sweet basil) plus nam jim dipping sauces, curry pastes and a dessert – all of which you get to eat afterwards! Instructors include Kittichai himself, his Siamese Club sous-chefs, and regular international guests like French pâtissier Hugues Pouget and chocolatier extraordinaire Laurent Gerbaud. It helps to know your way around a wok but even if your first attempt at Issaya’s jasmine panna cotta falls flat, fret not, you can always nip upstairs to Issaya La Patisserie for a bite of the real deal. Yes, chef!
G/F / Central Embassy Shopping Mall / 1031 Ploen Chit Rd / Pathum Wan / +66 2 160 5636 / 10am-10pm daily /issayacookingstudio.com