Learn to make traditional Thai noodle dish with a local in Rayong

In Thailand, and Rayong in particular, one of the local culinary specialties is Kanom Jean Bann Yai Rod, a traditional noodle dish accompanied by fish and various vegetables. Everyone has their own recipe, but in Rayong, this dish has been handed down from generation to generation.

Toom, your host, learned her recipe from her mother. She is passionate about cooking traditional dishes and will share her knowledge about how to make the best Peanut Chili sauce, jungle spicy curry and Khanom Jean Sau Nam.

Join Toom as you cook her favorite recipe: the famous Kanom Jean Baan Yai Rod from her mother. You’ll have the opportunity to work with local products, such as Yellowtail scad, collected directly from “Ao ma krom pom and Ao Pai”, the local market. You’ll then enjoy your own preparation, which you’ll add to noodles, colored with turmeric or butterfly pea.

Visit a Thai fishing village and meet an 80 years old Koh Samui fisherman

Culture and nature in Koh Samui have always been connected. The Bophut fisherman village is a must-visit destination, renowned as the most beautiful village on the island, still maintaining its old wooden house with the original structures.

Every weekend, the area transforms into a large and lively night market, offering a great opportunity to shop for unique gifts, and daily fresh fishes from Samui shore or simply soak up the atmosphere while enjoying live music and performances. In addition, near the market, a lot of restaurants, such as Auan Tai, provide some of the freshest seafood you could find.

You will have the chance to meet Mr. Arwae Lermae, an 80-year-old native of Koh Samui, who grew up with the original fisherman way of life. With his expertise, he doesn’t rely on modern technologies and rejects commercial fishing due to its significant negative impact. He shares his knowledge to promote and support local fishing communities. You will also savor a tasting at “Auan Tai” restaurant, which offers an authentic “from sea to table” menu.