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Cambodian Cooking Class from Siem Reap

1. Cambodian Cooking Class from Siem Reap

Try your hand at making delicious and authentic Cambodian meals, and learn the tips and tricks of the country’s traditional cuisine from your expert local chefs. Leaving from Siem Reap aboard a tuk tuk, you’ll arrive at a rural village after a short trip outside the city. Each cooking class starts with a visit to a local family. Along the way you'll learn about the herbs and vegetables that are grown at most Khmer households and are used in daily cooking. Then, visit a local family's home and take the opportunity to learn about food preparation in a Khmer home. Following this visit, head to a nearby pavilion to get your cooking class started. Together with your chef and guide you will create several dishes that you can then re-produce at home. Learn about the typical ingredients in Cambodian cooking and get the opportunity to experience Cambodian cooking first hand. Classes are completely hands-on. Everyone will have his or her own cooking station and equipment. Classes include a number of Cambodian different dishes, and a recipe card will be provided. At the end of the class you can sit back in the wooden pavilion, perched over a charming pond filled. Your dishes will be served to you one by one, letting you enjoy and compare dishes accompanied by a complimentary ice-cold beer, soft drink, or bottled water. After you have enjoyed your meal, a waiting tuk-tuk will return you to the centrally located tour office. Learn to create some (or all) of these delicious dishes! Morning Class Menu: Cambodian Mango Salad – Using fresh and light ingredients, this is a salad everyone will enjoy. A perfect tropical feast. Fish Amok – Amok is on every visitors 'must do' list. Cooked in a young coconut, Amok is a smooth curry that can be made with either fish, chicken, or tofu. Sticky Rice Balls with Palm Sugar and Grated Young Coconut Afternoon Class Menu: Prahet Chien – Minced fish on sugar cane Cambodian Curry – Unlike its Thai neighbor, Cambodian foods do not tend to be hot and spicy, relying instead on layers of fragrant spices. Nom Tong Noun – Khmer brandy snaps  This delicious, slightly sweet treat is impossible to resist.

Siem Reap: Cambodian Cooking Class at a Local's Home

2. Siem Reap: Cambodian Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in Khmer culinary traditions with this Cambodian cooking class and see for yourself why Siem Reap is known for its fascinating cuisine and colorful dishes. Start the class with pickup from your hotel in a traditional tuk-tuk and head to your first stop, a local market. Here, meet the locals and haggle for the fresh ingredients for your meal before heading to your local guide's home. At the house, roll up your sleeves and get stuck into your lesson. Learn to prepare 4 traditional dishes, including the savory Fish Amok and renowned Tom Yum. Pick up some useful tips and tricks for your expert guide. After the lesson, sit down to enjoy your 4-course meal before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Siem Reap: Half-Day Cambodian Cooking Class

3. Siem Reap: Half-Day Cambodian Cooking Class

Take your taste buds on an adventure and pickup a new skill with this cooking lesson in Siem Reap. Discover how to select Cambodian ingredients at a local market and uncover the secrets to making authentic Cambodian food with a chef. Try the delectable dishes that your make. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Siem Reap. Relax on the Tuk Tuk drive to the market. Explore regional food on a guided walking tour of the market. Learn about colorful produce and typical Cambodian ingredients.  Head to a purpose-built garden pavilion for your hands-on interactive class. Watch step-by-step as your local chef teaches you how to cook rice paper spring rolls, Cambodian-style curry, and sweet bananas in palm sugar. Savor these dishes before returning to your accommodation in Siem Reap.

Siem Reap: Cambodian Desserts Cooking Lesson with Tastings

4. Siem Reap: Cambodian Desserts Cooking Lesson with Tastings

Discover how to authentically replicate local sweets with this cooking class in Siem Reap. Enjoy the fun of riding to and from the class in a tuk-tuk. Take home a new skill to share with your family.  Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel and transported to your workshop venue. Find out how to make steamed ginger custard, palm sugar and coconut bananas, and sweet coconut pancakes.  Listen as your local chef takes you on deep dive into one of the staples of all Cambodian cuisine, palm sugar. From the sugar palm tree to the finished product, learn about this incredible ingredient.  Work with high-quality ingredients like palm sugar, creamy coconut milk, fresh ginger, and lemongrass. Have your own cooking station and equipment to cook with. Uncover the tips and tricks to produce Cambodian desserts like a local.  Get a recipe-card to take home with you. Return to your accommodation in Siem Reap at the end of your tour. 

Siem Reap: Farm, Cook, and Taste Countryside Cycling Tour

5. Siem Reap: Farm, Cook, and Taste Countryside Cycling Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and ride through the charming backroads to the scenic countryside on this easy-paced bike excursion from Siem Reap. Stop along the way to meet the locals, pick produce, and sample typical Cambodian cuisine during a cooking class. After pickup at your accommodation, meet your guide and get fitted with a bicycle and helmet. From here, cycle through the picturesque Siem Reap vegetable village where most of the vegetables and herbs you find in dishes served throughout Siem Reap are grown. Once at the vegetable village, you can put your farming skills to the test and pick your own veggies, which you’ll later use to prepare your lunch. Next, visit the outdoor market where the locals shop for their fresh ingredients. You’ll get to discover a local specialty and choose the best local snacks and fruits to try. Later you’ll leave the tarmac behind, pedaling down small dirt paths through the scenic countryside and watch as the local farmers cultivate, care for, and harvest their produce. Spot lots of water buffaloes lounging about in the mud and take advantage of endless photo opportunities. Expect greetings from locals as they go about their daily activities. For lunch, visit a local family where you’ll learn how to cook Cambodian food using the ingredients you collected throughout the tour. Enjoy individual cooking stations and a hands-on lesson led by a local chef. After cooking, indulge in your made-by-you main course alongside a Cambodian welcome drink, served up in a tropical garden. With a full stomach, head back Siem Reap in the afternoon.

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What people are saying about Siem Reap

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 114 reviews

You should take this cooking class! My husband and I had a free morning, so we signed up. My husband likes to try new food, but he doesn't ever cook, so I wasn't certain he would enjoy the class. He had a great time! There were two other couples in the class. The home is set up perfectly for us to prepare the food outside and dine outside. It is April, yet under the covering with ceiling fans we were not too hot. We each had choices of what to make for our four courses. After a tour of the market by Huot and a visit around the kitchen garden by Chanvatey we washed up and started cooking. (Please forgive me for making any mistake on the names.) Chanvatey was well prepared and gave good instructions. Everyone had room to work around the cook space, and everyone had plenty to do. You could make choices, like more sweet or less garlic, but mostly we all followed Chanvatey's directions. Hoat took photos as we worked, and sent them to us afterwards. The food was so delicious!

A must do for anybody visiting Siempre Reap. The class was not only informative but it was a great change from the mostly touristed areas. We were able to visit a local market and enjoy a variety of local fruits. Truly a can’t miss experience. You won’t be disappointed if you take part in one of their classes. I have dietary restrictions and they were able to accommodate. They were extremely communicative in helping to make sure my meal was safe.

A wonderful opportunity to learn more about the culture of Cambodia. Guides not only show how to cook Khmer dishes, but also talk about the traditions of their country. Everything was organized at a high level. Everything was on time and without a hitch. The guides are wonderful, very nice and attentive. Time flew by very quickly. Thank you for such an interesting experience. I liked it all very much.

I was the only one join the course. They picked up fm the hotel on time. Before start cooking visited local market. I cooked 4 easy and delicious dishes. I recommend all people visiting Seamreap if u feel had enough of Angkor wat. Nice family own place. Thank you very much.

A great experience - so well organised, all the people are very friendly, Sivon is a wonderful teacher (and excellent with our 12 year old). Delicious food - highly recommend! Hot tip - do not eat breakfast before going!! So much food!!