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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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Well sorted

This included a tour of the local Plousi market (for the morning class only I believe), and a group... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Martin O
Most interesting activity

Most interesting activity in Luang Prabang . I would say a must . Very well behaving staff, very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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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.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“market tour” (33 reviews)
“local market” (47 reviews)
“lao cuisine” (28 reviews)
On the Nam Khan River | Ban Wat Sene, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 213 128
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This included a tour of the local Plousi market (for the morning class only I believe), and a group cooking class for about a dozen people at a Tamarind facility south west of Luang Prabang proper. The facility itself was well set up and the...More

Thank Martin O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Most interesting activity in Luang Prabang . I would say a must . Very well behaving staff, very interesting cooking + explanation and food. Well organised, clean, neat, cosy . A must do activity!( including market visit ) Dj

Thank djhomerus
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the best time at Tamarind. The market tour was really informative and engaging and the actual cooking class was amazing. Felt like we were in the middle of the jungle!

Thank daisyelizabethcb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Lao cuisine cookery lesson in a beautiful rural setting by a river. Everything was meticulously organised from the tuk tuk ride there through the layout and choice of recipes. Sit was a perfect teacher, very clear and lots of fun. We finished off with...More

Thank w4play
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good value for money. The instructor, setting and equipment/supplies used are all great and its easy to follow.

Thank mnitourist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful experience! The class takes place away from the restaurant at a lakeside kitchen and is all done traditionally over open fire. It was fun and good bonding with other couples from all over. We learned to cook some amazing, and difficult, Lao dishes and...More

Thank johnfboston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I did the all day cooking class in October. We had a great day. Kicked off with a market visit which was interesting. We got to taste some of the local snacks (such as fried bamboo and mushrooms) which we probably wouldn't...More

1  Thank Jwatts87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to Tamarind as a group of 8 friends, and we had an awesome time; from the tour of the morning food market to cooking in a a beautiful outdoor setting (cooking school 20 mins outside of the city), and the step by step...More

Thank Olliej77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I did the day cooking class recently and absolutely loved it! Sit was helpful and also entertaining 😍 The food was beautiful and Sit was most knowledgeable. He also gave us ideas on how we could adapt the recipes at home. It...More

Thank Jo W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great time taking this class. We had a very informative visit to a market we didn’t find by ourselves, then a comprehensive demonstration and cook session with our tutor Sit. Finish it off with eating the results! Very yummy We also received a...More

Thank caesarSmokey
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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
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