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Tamarind Cooking Courses

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Address: On the Nam Khan River | Ban Wat Sene, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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+856 71 213 128
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Tamarind Restaurant in Luang Prabang offers day and evening cooking classes...

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

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 cooking school. Sit was a great teacher and very funny. His English was fantastic and... More 

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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 banana steamed fish. Perfect BBQ dishes. The only compliant is nothing to do with them.... More 

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TamarindCaroline, Owner at Tamarind Cooking Courses, responded to this review

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 not mandatory as in some cultures. We will pass on your considerate comments and let... More 

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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 cooking school by tuk tuk. We had a wonderful time making Lao food, we especially... More 

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TamarindCaroline, Owner at Tamarind Cooking Courses, responded to this review

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

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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 so no fear of forgetting everything when back home. And although it is a tad... More 

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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 lovely outdoor rural location about a 15 minute exciting drive in a tuk tuk. Not... More 

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Luang Prabang, Laos
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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 then at the end we got to sit down and eat a wonderful meal together.... More 

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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! The staff are really friendly and will give you as much help as you need.... More 

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

I wasn't sure how this day at the Tamarind Cooking School was going to go down with my teenage son... but he loved it... as did my daughter, husband and I! It started with a visit to the local's market. The sights and smells were interesting enough.. but to have everything explained added a depth that we all appreciated. The... More 

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