Classes & Catering

Thai Cooking Classes

At the Thai Basil Restaurant, Chef-Owner Nongkran Daks offers classes for those who want to make authentic Thai dishes in their own home. Classes are small, to the extent possible, hands-on,  and held on weekend afternoons from 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm.  Tuition, $70. per person, per session,  includes instruction, recipes, ingredients, a dinner consisting of the dishes prepared and every effort to ensure you have a great time.

The restaurant is located at 14511-P Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Chantilly, VA 20151, ph 703-631-8277.  (For more information on the restaurant, see

If you wish to enroll, please e-mail and let Nongkran know the date or dates of the classes you are interested in, your name and e-mail and phone contact information.  If more than one person wishes to take a class, please provide all names and contact information.  She will then confirm your place or let you know you are on a waiting list.  If confirmed, she will forward you an enrollment form and information on payment deadline.

Spring and Summer 2017  Class Schedule (availability as of 2/13/17)

Saturday, April 29 or Sunday, April 30  (both sessions full, waiting list in case of cancellations)

Pad Thai Noodles with Shrimp

Chicken Wrapped in Pandan Leaves

Almond Float

Saturday, May 6 or Sunday, May 7 (May 6 nearly full)

Southern Yellow Chicken Curry

Tri-colored Pickles

Thai Steamed Custard

Saturday, May 20 or Sunday, May 21 (Both dates nearly full)

Tom Yam Soup with Shrimp

(Pad C-Ew) Fresh Rice Noodles with Chinese Broccoli & Pork or


Nun Banana (Banana with Tapioca in Coconut Milk)

Saturday, June 3 or Sunday, June  4

Red Curry with Round Thai Eggplant and Bamboo Shoots

Egg in Tamarind Sauce (Son-in-law Eggs)

Sticky Rice with Mangoes

Saturday, June 10 (Great Picnic Food Menu) – CLASS FULL WAITING LIST ONLY

Grilled Chicken Thai Style

Steamed Sticky Rice

Papaya Salad

Spicy Chicken with Mint Leaves (Laab Gai)

Saturday, June 24 or Sunday, June 25

Thai Dumplings with pork and shrimp

Sate (Skewed meat marinated in Special Sauce and grilled)

Black Rice with Taro (Dessert)