Thai food is renowned for its use of fragrant herbs and spices. The cooking of the majority of Thai dishes starts with the preparation of all ingredients followed by the widely used method of fast high heat cooking.
The Tongsai cooking class is conducted by our Senior Thai Chefs as we believe there is no better way to understand the properties of Thai cuisine than from the people that were born and bred eating it and now also cooking it daily.
Only 3 minutes from the resort is our own Organic Garden where our gardening team grow a variety of produce that is utilized within our restaurants. Walk with our Chefs as they explain the different uses of fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices and collect what is seasonally available for use in your class.
On return to the resort the cooking class starts with a demonstration of how to make your own curry paste from scratch for those truly adventurous that wish to practice it at home. Once complete your Chef will take you through the step by step process of cooking a 4 course Thai meal including a curry from the demonstrated paste making session. The most important factor of all in Thai cooking is the balance of 4 areas – spice, salt, sour and sweet which our Chefs will guide you in.
At the completion of the class, relax and enjoy your Thai cooking at our Chef Chom’s Restaurant and for those cooking alone you are most welcome to invite a partner to dine with you.
Yoga is a series of gradual and systematic movements into poses promoting the wellbeing of both body and mind.
Postures are introduced to suit your physical structure. Ideal for those who wish to learn how to counteract the stresses of daily life.
While on holiday at Tongsai why not join one of the ‘3 Brothers of Yoga’ on Samui as Khun Sanya, Khun Bawo or Khun Sakdar welcome beginners to the more experienced yoga students for a one hour class in our Yoga room.
A maximum of 10 participants can join a class; however, private classes can also be arranged at a different time.
MOVIE NIGHT ON THE BEACH AND UNDER THE STARS
Stars, sand, popcorn and a movie – it’s not your traditional movie night out but one that many remember as a special holiday moment. Weekly movies exchange between latest releases & classics that can be enjoyed stretching out on a sun lounger or lounging on traditional Thai cushions & bean bags. To remind you of being in Thailand complimentary popcorn is offered in both chili and butter options. Should you wish to enjoy a beverage or two our bar staff are on standby to wait on you….a perfect way to enjoy a movie Tongsai style.
Please note that if the weather is unfavorable we may not be able to proceed with the evening’s movie.
Reservations not required, stroll down and join on the evening at the beach
TONGSAI PRIVATE DINING EXPERIENCE
There is simply no better way to dine than privately by candlelight with a personal Chef and Waiter on hand to create a most memorable of evenings. Our Events team needs the smallest of your time and assistance to work with you on your preferred date, time and your selection from our specially crafted private dining menus. Lastly your pick of location from a corner of our beach to the balcony of your Villa or Cottage or our Thai gazebo’s overlooking the bay is required.
FRUIT CARVING CLASS
It is almost impossible to miss one of these two characters at breakfast when passing the fruit and juice station - Khun Pu and Khun Jee have a combined 44 years working at The Tongsai Bay and they specialize in the areas of fruits and vegetables, salad, juices, Thai cold foods and of course fruit carving.
Considering the fact they also combine 20 perfectly intact fingers after these 44 years, there is simply no better hands to be in than these 2 ladies to learn to carve fruit and vegetables.
From table centerpieces of watermelon flowers to plate garnishing, they can teach creations to impress friends, family or add a special touch to a dinner party.
LEATHER CARVING CLASS
Traditional Thai leather carving class with local crafts man, Mr. Chao. 24 hours advance booking required – maximum 6 guests per class.
THAI CULTURAL CLASS AND BEGINNERS THAI LANGUAGE CLASS
Learn about family values, Buddhism, Thai traditions and basic Thai language in our Gala Room with Thai staff. Booking are required as the class can take a maximum of 8 people.
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For more information & reservations once checked in-to the hotel please contact our Guest Relations Team in person in the Lobby or dial number 1 from your room.