A group of 8 of my friends and I did the Cooking with Poo cooking class last week while visiting Thailand. This was our first time in Bangkok and we only had three days to site-see and explore.... A friend recommended the class and said it wouldn't disappoint.... and boy was he right!! We went to China town, MBK, the temple, Buddha,etc... and the cooking class was our most memorable experience.
"Poo" picks the groups up in a nice area of town (a hotel lobby) and drives you to the Bangkok market. If you are with a large group, make sure that you stand close to her, otherwise it can be hard to hear her in the market. They market was an eye-opening cultural experience. We sampled some interesting food items, she told us how Thai people prepare unique items (i.e. roaches) and we purchased a few fresh items for our class.
Next she drove us to her cooking school. The location is in the middle of the "slums" but rest assured, the school is incredibly clean. We watched her assistants santize everything before and after our use.
Poo made cooking Thai food easy and fun. Several of my friends purchased "I cooked with Poo and I liked it" aprons after the class.