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Great food and experience

Absolutely worth it and would commend you do it! Everything’s well organised. Also suitable for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Great cooking class!

Had a wonderful time learning how to cook Lao cuisine. The day started with a market tour and then... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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...more
On the Nam Khan River | Ban Wat Sene, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 213 128
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely worth it and would commend you do it! Everything’s well organised. Also suitable for vegetarians. Friendly and fun environment and the food and great quality and very tasty.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time learning how to cook Lao cuisine. The day started with a market tour and then we headed to a remote location for cooking class. The food was delicious and the chef accommodated vegetarians. Very satisfied with the cooking class. All attendees...More

Thank spxi0ng
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting of the cooking school adds to the experience and the food was some of the best we had the whole trip. We felt the recipes were easily repeatable and instructions were clear. We can't wait to try the recipes at home.

Thank Tabitha M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be prepared to do some real slicing, pounding, pummeling, and cooking here. Made some unusual stuff: like cooking a chicken paste inside lemon grass. Sit has a fine sense of humor and kept the evening moving.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Totally incredible, from the market to the outdoor kitchen to the lesson to the meal itself. Fun, educational, delicious!

Thank NavigatrixChica
Reviewed 10 October 2018

It was a great experience. had fun learning and cooking with the group. The setting was wonderful, the food was delicious. Be sure to bring mosquito spray as you will be out in the jungle somewhere. Alcoholic beverages are not free, we had a bit...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

I've done a number of cooking classes, and this is definitely one of the best. The instructor, Sit, was great fun and helped us all cook delicious meals. I left confident that I can recreate the dishes once I get back home. It's just a...More

Thank britchick73
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent experience with great food and a great/humuorous Laos instructor. The fish in banana leaves was so delicious!!

Thank Veronica W
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

First ever cooking class but really great experience. The morning class takes you to the local market first, which is a big plus. Friendly chef, tasty food but don’t make it too spicy :-) in the end you receive a recipe book.

Thank HighContrast89
Reviewed 18 September 2018

I did the night class, 4:15pm-8ish. You take a 15 minute ride in a van out to the cooking class location, a beautiful space out surrounded by nature right on a small river. We cooked banana leaf wrapped tilapia (I'm a fish hater and even...More

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5 November 2018|
Response from TamarindCaroline | Property representative |
Hello klove, last year we started running private family cooking classes, aimed at families just like yours. We have full details and a booking form on our website (which I can't link to here). Shorter, fewer 'dangers', and... More
12 August 2018|
Response from TamarindCaroline | Property representative |
Hi Kurian, I'm afraid we don't. Lao people don't really eat desserts in the same way other nationalities do. However, there are plenty of sweet treats to try as you're wandering around the markets!
10 December 2017|
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Response from TamarindCaroline | Property representative |
Hi Nathalie, yes, we can generally accommodate any dietary requirements in the cooking classes. We get vegetarians almost daily, and some vegans. Lao food is not at all vegetarian, usually, but we offer a number of... More