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Koken in Koh Lanta bij Time For Lime in Thailand
Cooking course Koh Lanta, cook with red peppers at Time For Lime

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Time For Lime is a cooking school on the beach(!) with a relaxed atmosphere that fits perfectly with the chill island vibe that Koh Lanta has to offer. Following a cooking class here is therefore highly recommended. Under the guidance of experienced and sociable chefs you can follow various cooking courses.

Because you will make your own (sometimes unknown) Thai dishes you also will take a closer at Thai food in a different way resulting in trying something new easier. In this way you will get to know Thailand a little bit better.

Cooking course at Time for Lime at the beach in Koh Lanta

Cooking class room Koh Lanta Thailand

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Where to follow a cooking course at Koh Lanta?

That’s not so difficult, at Time For Lime of course! Besides the passion for good food and cooking, Time For Lime is unique in its kind because part of the income goes to Lanta Animal Welfare. This is a shelter for homeless, sick or injured dogs and cats on Koh Lanta. Time For Lime is from the same owner as Lanta Animal Welfare, Junie Kovacs.

Here (link) you can read more about our visit to Lanta Animal Welfare.

When you follow a cooking class at Time For Lime you will not only learn all about Thai cuisine but you will also do something beautiful for the dogs and cats on Koh Lanta! So feel free to order that extra beer or cocktail, after all it’s for the animals ;).

Time For Lime Happy Hour: 17.30 – 18.30

Bottle of beer, cooking and drinking for charity at Time for Lime

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Making cocktails!

Speaking of cocktails, the Time For Lime Mojitos are famous on Koh Lanta. The cocktails are mentioned in several travel books and now also on Thailand Magazine! Here you can not only drink cocktails but also learn to make them yourself during the cocktail classes! In one hour you will find out the secret recipe, try to imitate the Time For Lime Mojitos and of course test = drink it! Imagine yourself with a cocktail in your hand at the beach located in front of Time For Lime!

Costs Cocktail Class: 440 baht per person.

Mojito cocktail, learning to make and drink at the beach
Cocktail nicknamed Medicine, Lemon grass Margarita
Cook with ingredients from the cooking class in Thailand

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Cooking course at Time For Lime, our experience

Besides drinking delicious cocktails, you can’t leave Time For Lime until you’ve followed a cooking course here. Time For Lime was once Koh Lanta’s first cooking school! Of course we also followed a cooking class here. What you will learn to cook during the course you can see in advance on the website. Every day of the week except on Sunday (closed), there is a fixed menu. We were there on a Friday and after the aprons were put on we started working on the following Thai dishes:

Mieng Kham | Green Curry (Paste) | “Laab” Fresh Herb Salad | Stir-fried Red Curry | Fried Rice | Sweet or Fruit

On other days you can learn to make Pad Thai, spring rolls or papaya salad (Som Tam). During the cooking course we learned a lot about the origin of the ingredients. We also got an explanation about the cutting method. With some of the ingredients you can tell by the way it is sliced whether it is for taste only or whether you actually have to eat it! Very handy to know!

Create your own Thai dishes during a cooking course Thailand

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Kill it!

Besides the fact that we worked really hard we also had a lot of fun during the cooking course, regularly you could hear a big shout thru the kitchen with the words kill it!!! Of course nobody was murdered but the chef crushed a garlic in one movement with the big cook’s knife. It feels pretty cool to have such a big knife in your hands by the way!

Each of us had our own gas burner and after the chef showed us the dish, we went to work out the recipe ourselves. Of course it always looks very easy when the chef does it!  But believe us, creating your own curry is hard work. But eventually after all the hard work you will have a really good tasting curry! Fortunately, besides the chef, there were other staff who helped where necessary. 

Curry in mortar, Thai cooking class

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Be creative – Serve it your way

Nice was that you could also be creative yourself, in previous cooking courses the chef determined what the food on the plate should look like. At Time For Lime you can know for yourself how to serve the dish. There are all kinds of plates and bowls and you can go completely free. In addition to being very creative, we were also very fanatical and secretly both of us liked our own dish the best… That was until we saw the result of the chef of course….

Plate with homemade dishes made during the cooking class at Koh Lanta
Thai dishes made during cooking class in Koh Thailand

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After prepping, cooking and serving, it was time to eat. We were quite proud of our dishes because they tasted delicious! By the way you get the recipes from what you learned and made during the cooking class so you don’t have to write anything down during the evening. Nowadays we cook the learned dishes at home – Thanks for the knowledge Time For Lime! Aroy Mak Maaak! (very tasty!).

Cook of the cooking class at Time for Lime with her homemade dish

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How to get to Time For Lime

Time For Lime is located on the beautiful Klong Dao Beach on the west side of Koh Lanta. This is near the Saladan Pier (max 15 minutes by scooter). When we were at Time For Lime for the cooking course heavy rain showers came falling from the sky, a real Thai tropical downpour. But that was no problem because when you book a cooking course at Time For Lime you will be brought and picked up from (almost) every hotel on Koh Lanta! So we were just picked up at the Twin Lotus Resort. Once you’re at Koh Lanta you don’t have to think at all about how to get to Time For Lime!

Time for Lime and Lanta Animal Welfare signboard, how do you get to Time for Lime?

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How can you book the cooking course?

Time For Lime prefers that you book the cooking course directly through its own website. You can also drop by or call us. When you book through a hotel they miss a small percentage. Of course they prefer to give it to the animals on Koh Lanta. So book the cooking course here.

Price Time For Lime cooking course

Time For Lime has a lot of choice when it comes to cooking courses. For example, there are special cooking classes for families with children. Do you want the cooking course AND the cocktail course, have it your way, that’s also possible! You will immediately learn which dish is tasty with which wine. Of course you have to check regularly to see if the cook is telling the truth :). Look for current prices on the website of Time For Lime

Whole group of Thai schoolchildren for Time For Lime on Koh Lanta, Thailand
Family Cooking Course at Time For Lime on Koh Lanta

Fun to do on Koh Lanta!

Besides following a cooking course at Koh Lanta there are of course many more fun things to do! We have picked a number of nice locations and activities for you. Like well-appreciated accommodations, restaurants, bars and attractions that we think you should not miss! We hope this will make your visit to Koh Lanta even more fun! Through the InfoBox below you can find more information.

Sleeping on Koh Lanta

On Koh Lanta you can make sleeping as cheap or expensive as you want. The range of accommodations is very diverse. From delicious luxury to back to basic in a nice small bungalow, the choice is yours! In general, the price-quality ratio on Koh Lanta is better than on the surrounding islands.

This is our selection of the best places to sleep on Koh Lanta:

Also read our reviews of:

Good dining at Koh Lanta

  • Yang Garden TIP
    This is without a doubt our favourite restaurant on the island! Everything’s right here! Of course the food is great but also the location and staff get a big 10/10 from us! Do it!
  • Drunken Sailors
    Near one of the most beautiful beaches of Koh Lanta (Kantiang) lies this gem! You can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner here. Already eaten? The cocktails are also great here, just ask those swaying sailors who walk out the door…
  • The Reggae Bar TIP
    All the way to the north of Koh Lanta and not far from the village of Saladan you can enjoy great dishes and powerful cocktails in your own private (tree) hut on a rocky beach! This special location belongs to the beautiful Avani+ Koh Lanta Resort.
  • Rareview Coffee & Restaurant TIP
    Not only the dishes and drinks are here to savour, also the view is very appetizing! The team at this restaurant in Koh Lanta’s Old Town is super friendly and will do everything to make sure you have a great time!
  • Global Local – Home of the serious burger
    They take the hamburger seriously here, very seriously! Taste it yourself!
  • Pad Thai Rock n Roll
    Dance for joy as you taste the toad thai or other dishes here! Located just before Kantiang Bay in the south of Koh Lanta.
  • Di Farina Pizza
    The best pizza of Koh Lanta can be found in Old Town, unfortunately closed in low season but if you are here in the months November to May then you know where to go!

If you want to know more about the above restaurants read our article about the best restaurants on Koh Lanta.

Going out on Koh Lanta

There are a number of not-to-be-missed bars on Koh Lanta where you can socialize and have a drink. Do you only want the best of the best? Then read our article about the nicest bars on Koh Lanta.

  • Majestic Bar Koh Lanta
    There are a number of not-to-be-missed bars on Koh Lanta where you can socialize and have a drink. Do you only want the best of the best? Then read our article about the nicest bars on Koh Lanta.
  • Why Not Bar
    A popular bar at perhaps the most beautiful beach in Koh Lanta. In the bay of Kantiang you come to relax and enjoy the fire shows that are held here!
  • The Reggae Bar
    Not far from Saladan Village and situated on the grounds of a beautiful luxury resort you can drink special cocktails in an equally special setting…
  • Rasta Baby Bar
    On Klong Nin Beach there is relaxed reggae and jungle playing all evening. The friendly family at this bar will make sure you have a great night, yah man!
  • Big Bang Bar
    Attention beer lovers! On the beach of Klong Nin you can enjoy countless different craft beers.Let yourself be seduced by names like Coconut Cream and imagine yourself on a tropical island while taking your first sip…wait, you’re already on a tropical island! Cheers!
  • Freedom Bar
    A beautiful beach, good music, nice people and nice drinks. Feel happy and free because here on Klong Khong Beach it is wonderful to stay!
  • Funky Monkey
    Singing talent wanted! At the Funky Monkey near Long Beach you can grab prizes if you make the most of your singing talent. Who knows, you might get a record deal and become a famous pop star in Thailand, but of course you can also go for the free drinks!
  • Pangea Beach Bar
    If the Funky Monkey (tip above) is a place for nightingales, then this bar is the ultimate place for night owls! From Techno to Deep House you’ll find it at Long Beach.
  • Cheeky Monkey Bar
    If the Funky Monkey (tip above) is a place for nightingales, then this bar is the ultimate place for night owls! From Techno to Deep House you’ll find it at Long Beach.

Koh Lanta is a lovely island to explore by scooter or car. You bypass the high taxi prices and you can visit nice places at your leisure. We have a very good experience with Lanta Sky. You can rent a scooter or car from them that they bring and pick up again when it suits you best. If you want to rent a car you have to leave your passport, that is Koh Lanta everywhere. Renting a scooter without your passport is often possible when you pay a few thousand baht deposit. Are you going to Mu Koh Lanta National Park? Then ask for a powerful scooter, especially if you want to go with two people on a scooter. The roads to the National Park go up a lot and that calls for some extra power.

Wat is er nog meer te ontdekken op Koh Lanta

  • Dorpje Saladan & Pier 
    Vrijwel iedereen komt aan op de pier in het dorpje Saladan. Het kleine dorpje heeft alles wat een reiziger nodig heeft.
  • Klong Dao Beach
    Klong Dao Beach is een fijn lang en breed strand vlakbij het dorp Saladan waar prachtige resorts zoals Twin Lotus aanliggen.
  • Long Beach
    Long Beach is het populairste strand van Koh Lanta, je hebt volop keuze uit leuke barretjes en goede restaurants.
  • Klong Khong Beach
    Klong Khong Beach, ook wel Relax Bay heeft een hippie vibe, je vindt er leuke barretjes en budget accommodates aan het strand.
  • Kantiang Bay
    Volgens vele bezoekers van Koh Lanta is Kantiang Bay het mooiste strand van het eiland.
  • Bamboo Bay
    Klein paradijselijk strandje met niet veel meer dan een wit strand en een blauwe zee.
  • Ao Nui Beach
    Heerlijk klein strandje met een paar leuke strandbarretjes voor een verkoelend drankje.
  • Mu Koh Lanta National Park
    Het Mu Koh Lanta National Park is een prachtig gebied helemaal in het zuiden van Koh Lanta. Alleen de rit op de scooter er naar toe is al de moeite waard!
  • Old Town
    Old Town heeft mooie authentieke huizen, souvenirshops en leuke restaurants met de beroemde Instagram schommels aan zee.
  • Lanta Animal Welfare
    Straathonden en katten krijgen dankzij Lanta Animal Welfare een betere toekomst! Een must visit als je op Koh Lanta bent.

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