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Address: Ban Hysok | Bookings: The Full Moon Cafe in the Old Town, Vientiane 0100, Laos
Phone Number: +856 20 55 699 429
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Lao Experiences offers Lao cooking and culture in Nook's garden by the...

Lao Experiences offers Lao cooking and culture in Nook's garden by the Mekong River. Learn about ingredients you will use to create your Lao lunch. Make a variety of popular Lao dishes using traditional implements and techniques. Learn secrets of making perfect sticky rice. Meet at The Full Moon Cafe at 8:00am for our Fresh Market Tour & Tasting, 10am for our Lao Cooking Course. Book and pay at The Full Moon Cafe (Rue Francois Ngin) Riverside Precinct the previous day.

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Best Cooking experience ever

We did the market tour and cooking class with Nouk. She is a very talented cook and very knowledgeable foodie. The market tour really add value to the cooking session. The dishes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2016
Bob S
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Calgary
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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We did the market tour and cooking class with Nouk. She is a very talented cook and very knowledgeable foodie. The market tour really add value to the cooking session. The dishes at her outdoor kitchen were as good as any meal we had in Laos. We have taken more than a dozen cooking classes in Canada and SE Asia.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

I took this class back in Jan 2016. I've taken other cooking classes in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. This was the most expensive one I've taken. Don't get me wrong, the class was great. Nook and the team really did a great job communicating with me before and during the class. They set my expectations. Nook is very knowledgeable about... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

You can choose between doing a guided market tour, cooking class or both. We decided to do both. After the guided market tour we had a coffee break and were then taken to the backyard of the teacher's home to do the cooking. We prepared about 4-5 different dishes and ate them afterwards. Nook, the teacher, was really friendly and... More 

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2 Thank maracujaschorle
Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a tour of the local food market with Nouk and then enjoyed cooking and eating a fantastic authentic Lao meal. Everything we well organised, fresh and friendly.

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2 Thank Debra R
Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

This was the best thing about Vientiane! Nook accommodated every gastric concern and explained everything clearly. The cooking seemed simple and the resulting food - amazing - I ate so much I could hardly move! It was awesome to see the wet market with an insider's-eye and I learned so much! A definite must do in Vientiane!

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Wonderful experience all around! We always love market tours and seeing local goods. The cooking and people were great. Thank you Nouk!

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Thank Mbeith
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

We had a great morning in the fresh food market with Nouk. She collected us from our hotel in a tuk tuk and off we went! We love exploring markets by ourselves but having Nouk there made our experience more enjoyable and informed. After collecting some ingredients we had a Lao coffee and then a tuk tuk to Nouk's garden... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

We had great cooking course. "Teacher" was excellent. We made in here kind and expert assistance delicious Lao food. Even I was able to make really delicious meal. I warmly recommend to participate in this course. Place is also really nice under leaf shadow.

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3 Thank Mr_Pasi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

To start off, I want to mention just how great Nouk's team is. Simon, the man who manages the online reservations, is just lovely! When my nightbus arrived later than expected, he did everything in his power to enable me to come to the class. Without his help, I would have definitely missed out on the lovely day that I... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

I booked the package deal, morning market tour + coffee + cooking class, which is 55$. I took other cooking classes before and I expected the same, or similar activities but it was just disappointing. The market tour was almost meaningless. The instructor gave us some information about local ingredients but most of those information was neither interesting nor informative.... More 

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