A five star resort has launched a brand new experience for guests to enjoy an authentic street food tour and cookery class followed by the chance to prepare a meal for over 20 disabled children in Khao Lak, Thailand. The Sarojin‘s new “Street Food, Cook for Kids” package is designed to bring guests into contact with the ‘real’ Thailand, its people and its local food.
Recognising the growing desire to understand more and more about local ways of life, The Sarojin will take guests on a local street food tour in the old town of nearby Takuapa where they can sample some of Thailand’s best street food delicacies, from fried noodles to sticky rice and tropical fruit desserts, accompanied by a local and highly-knowledgeable guide.
The tour will then progress to the Camillian Social Center, a day-care centre for disabled children aged 4-16 years old whose disabilities include Down’s syndrome, physical ailments and autism. Guests can spend free time with the children, perhaps playing games or drawing pictures, before enjoying a very special opportunity to cook an authentic “street food” lunch for the children, staff workers and themselves during a street food cooking class led by The Sarojin chef. It is a truly heartwarming experience and one that is bound to leave lasting memories.
The Camillian Social Centre is the only centre providing care for Down’s syndrome in the Phang Nga Province. It offers invaluable support for the children while allowing their parents and guardians to go to work and attend to other daily activities. The centre is a 15-minute drive from the luxury resort and one of the projects supported by The Sarojin Khao Lak Community Fund, which helps a wide range of community projects and makes a real difference to local lives.
The Sarojin’s “Street Food, Cook for Kids” experience start from THB 7,700 and includes a guided tour of Takuapa, cooking class at the Camillian Social Centre and all ingredients and transfers. Rooms at The Sarojin start from THB 11,000 inclusive of accommodation in a luxury Garden Residence, plus all-day à la carte breakfast with sparkling wine for two people.
This new experience perfectly complements The Sarojin’s already-established and very popular “Glimpse of Local Life” tours, which provide a sensitive and educational interaction between guests and the local community. These include local excursions to visit rural villages, such as Baan Nam Khem, a small coastal fishing village on the Takuapa River which is acclaimed for having the largest mangrove ecosystem in Thailand. Other options include a traditional pleat boat journey through the hidden waterways of this vast mangrove forest, allowing guests to observe rural fishing farms and the local way of life.