Luang Prabang: Hmong Vegetarian Cooking Class

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Luang Prabang: Hmong Vegetarian Cooking Class

From US$ 25.68 per person

The opportunity to learn how to prepare authentic Hmong cuisine in a local's house and see how they make their personal favorite food.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 3 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM
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Pickup included
Pick up is from your hotel in Luang Prabang


  • Take the opportunity to explore the authenticity of Hmong cuisine
  • Create authentic rattan, eggplant and hogplum sauces
  • See a different side of the city
  • Make quintessential papaya salads as well as 2 other dishes
Full description
In this course, you will sit down to a feast of authentic Laos cuisine and culture, exploring the authenticity of Lao cuisine. You will head to a local’s house and learn to cook your own vegetarian food. There are many cooking classes in Luang Prabang, but this is a special adventure to a local cooking kitchen where you will get to witness the host family in a cozy atmosphere and experience the original cooking way of Lao people with a wood fire and ceramic mortar. This cooking class is designed especially for travelers who are looking for local food that can’t be found in big popular restaurants in tourist areas like Luang Prabang. You will be able to learn a total of 2 Lao dishes and 3 dipping sauces of your choosing, making for a total of 5 dishes in one class. Simply let the host know your preference of dishes and sauces when you book, so that the host can prepare the ingredients accordingly. Lao dish choices (choose 2): 1.) Bamboo shoots soup Cooked with fresh bamboo shoots, young pumpkin, green squash, tomatoes, Yanang and Lao basil. 2.) Vegetable A mix of many kinds of vegetable with sesame and peanut 3.) Mushroom soup Fresh mushroom cooked with tomato and garlic 4.) Taro soup A hill tribe dish made with fresh taro and vegetable. Just the way Lao people love it. 5.) Fried Tofu Lao dipping sauces (Choose 3): 1.) Banana flower 2.) Rattan The rattan dip is popular because of its rich taste. You can’t find this dip at any restaurant in Luang Prabang but at a local house. 3.) Eggplant Eggplant dip is one of the most common and usually available everywhere in Laos, it never fails to delight. 4.) Tomato A refreshing orange paste, the tomato dip is among foreigner’s favorite because of its reduced spiciness and the zesty taste of tomatoes. 5.) Green Papaya salad Green papaya salad is a kind of sauce that Laotians love to eat during festivals, New Year celebration and other events in Laos. It’s a supper spicy if you buy it at the market. 6.) Hog plum The hog plum dip is a special dip with a bitter taste. You can find this dip anywhere in Luang Prabang. People believe that bitterness helps to protect our stomach.
  • Guided cooking class
  • All necessary ingredients, equipment, and recipes
  • Live tour commentary in English
  • Round-trip transportation to and from your central Luang Prabang accommodation

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    • Participants must be 8 years of age or older
    • Maximum group size is 6 people
    • Hours of operations are from 9:00AM—3:00PM
    • You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation
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    It was a truly authentic cooking experience. I cooked on the fire, used pestle and mortar for all grinding tasks, I squeezed juice out of leaves with my bare hands! I used ingredients I’ve never come across / knew was edible! And the food was soooo delicious! The hosts are so friendly too. I loved it! Definitely recommend this.

    February 15, 2020

    Great experience. We cooked over an open fire with minimal equipment. Even the tongs were made of bamboo. I was the only one in the class this particular day and the hostess made it a very hands on experience for me while welcoming me into her home. I also got a little glimpse into village life. The food was excellent. I had no idea rattan was edible!

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    February 13, 2020

    Great experience both cooking and talking with the hostess!

    April 4, 2019

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