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Tamarind Cooking Courses

On the Nam Khan River | Ban Wat Sene, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 213 128
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Great introduction to Lao cooking

Well organised activity, beginning with a visit to Phousy market for an introduction to fresh local... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John A
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Great introduction to Laos cuisine! Brilliant morning class. Interesting and fun. Sit amazing! Very... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
francescahazlett
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Melbourne, Australia
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Tamarind Restaurant in Luang Prabang offers day and evening cooking classes in open air pavilions overlooking lily ponds just outside of town. Participants in day classes are taken there after a visit to the fascinating main market, where they are introduced to the unusual and intriguing ingredients that are the basis of Lao cuisine. From there it is off to Tamarind Gardens to cook Lao dishes in the authentic Lao style. Evening classes are shorter. Individual work stations allow you to follow the instructions of an entertaining and informative Lao teacher, whilst a bevy of staff clean up after you. The sessions end with a sumptuous meal, where you eat the fruits of your labours! Transport to and from Tamarind Restaurant and recipe book all included. Vegetarians welcome.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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On the Nam Khan River | Ban Wat Sene, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well organised activity, beginning with a visit to Phousy market for an introduction to fresh local ingredients, followed by the class in a peaceful rural environment. The instructor was excellent, carefully explaining the preparation and cooking of each course, and then unobtrusively supervising the class...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Great introduction to Laos cuisine! Brilliant morning class. Interesting and fun. Sit amazing! Very helpful and friendly. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank francescahazlett
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Great class and the teacher Sit is very funny and informative. The food was delicious and I feel I learnt a lot that I'm eager to try again when I'm back in Australia. Well worth it!

Thank Vanessa C
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We had our excellent teacher Sit teach us all about the magic that is Laos cooking. The morning started with an adventure through the phosie market, learning about all the different fruits, rice, vegetables, herbs, meats and local delicacies. From there we went to the...More

Thank dave-oh89
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great fun and informative. Chef -Sit - was good and entertaining and also helpfully explained how recipes could be translated to western ingredients. Lovely location and well worth the money. We'll def be testing the recipes at home, especially the dips (jeow), stuffed lemongrass and...More

Thank Kate C
TamarindCaroline, Owner at Tamarind Cooking Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thanks Kate, we're so glad you enjoyed the cooking class. The staff do work very hard to make the class an enjoyable and instructive experience for guests. And they definitely are grateful for any tips they receive in appreciation of their efforts, though it is...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I took the tamarind evening cooking class when we visited Luang Prabang last week. We arrived at the restaurant around 4pm and were welcomed with the most delicious bellflower tea. Around 5 we left the restaurant and made our way to the...More

Thank LauraVanMatterhorn
TamarindCaroline, Owner at Tamarind Cooking Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

And thank you too, Laura! We will make sure Sit and the other cooking school staff receive your thanks. Happy cooking back home!

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I so enjoyed this class, much more than I expected. The instructor was lovely, very entertaining, I learnt a lot about Asian cooking techniques in general (Eg how to wrap and steam food in banana leaves). The recipe booklet given at the end professionally written...More

Thank Annieo123
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I didn't plan to take any cooking classes on our trip since I've taken several Asian classes at our local chef college however the food was so good at the Tamarind restaurant I decided to take the evening course. The class is set in a...More

Thank Susan684
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I did the tamarind cooking course today and totally enjoyed it. Its set in beautiful grounds which I wasn't expecting so that was a real bonus. It was a small group, five of us including myself. There was demonstrations, then we had to prepare and...More

Thank juliabb1
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I did the full day class which started wuth a tour or the market which was really interesting. We were then taken to the most beautiful riverside cooking school. The main courses were great, but I loved the dessert. Purple mango and coconut sticky rice!...More

Thank Amy L
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sanfrankate415
Hi! Can I sign up for full day cooking class tomorrow?
21 February 2017|
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Response from TamarindCaroline | Property representative |
Hi Sanfrankate. You can't sign up for a cooking class via TripAdvisor. But please drop by the restaurant for last minute bookings, or call our Front of House staff by phone. They will let you know cooking class availability... More
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LindaSc6
Hi I would like to know about the cost of a cooking class please. The dates of travel are 14th August to 22nd. Thank you
27 May 2016|
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Response from TamarindCaroline | Property representative |
Hi Linda, the daytime cooking class costs 285,000 kip, which at current rates is US$35.63. The shorter evening class is 215,000 kip (US$26.88). We don't accept Australian dollars, but Suesue is right, that's around AUD$50... More
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