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Address: Sakarine Rd, Ban Watsene, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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+856 71 252 525
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Would like more interaction with chefs

This was a good introduction to Lao cuisine. We did the day course and enjoyed the market visit. The day is very structured and each dish is demonstrated and then you cook it at... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 December 2016
Pip B
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Sydney, Australia
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a day cooking course couple weeks ago. The local market visit was enjoyable, but too fast and not too informative. As soon as we get back, chefs demonstrated the dishes reasonably. After that, there was no interaction while we're cooking. Chefs seemed to be really bored. Other people asked questions and the answers were super dry. Honestly, I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did the evening class as there is so much to do in laos and I have so little time! Really great fun. Good class. The two chefs are great. They first demonstrated four dishes- you then taste them and decide which dish you want to cook. You work in pairs- two people per station. You both cook one dish... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enrolled for the Tamnak Lao Cooking School about 5 days before the time I wanted to attend, and was the only one enrolled. However by the day I had 4 other companions from the UK and France. (I am Australian) The class began at 10am with a trip to the Pho Sy Markets, the largest in Luang Prabang and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This was a good introduction to Lao cuisine. We did the day course and enjoyed the market visit. The day is very structured and each dish is demonstrated and then you cook it at your bench station. On this they delivered. And the recipe book you take home is well put together and informative. Some other courses I have done... More 

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Hartford, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We really enjoyed this. A Lao chef prepared four different dishes in front of us, and then we got to pick two to cook for ourselves for dinner. We came back home prepared to make some of these dishes for ourselves, and found that some of the ingredients are simply not available at our local markets, so we wish that... More 

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West Midlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I'm not really sure what I thought of this cooking school. What made it for me was the people who were also participating. Such a friendly bunch. We've done a fair few cooking classes in Asia and I can't say it was the best. We went to the Phousi Market by truck. Got shown around and got a very brief... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The day started off with a visit to the morning market. I enjoy this part if the day since it brings me to a place locals shop at, a place filled with smells, sights, and items I'm not familiar with. We, the student chefs, don't buy anything while there, we are accompanied by one Chef who takes us on a... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I did the full day course in early October 2016 with 3 other people and it was great. The chef spoke good English and the trip to the market was really fun. Note: if you're not used to Laotian / Cambodian markets it can be a bit overwhelming. In class we were shown how to make all the dishes, made... More 

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Canberra
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The 2 hour course is very basic but you do get to watch the two chefs cook and then get on with your own cooking. There is minimal supervision of the cooking as the instructor chefs were chatting and washing up rather than walking around offering support and advice. A sort of cook book is provided. The suggestions for substitutions... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We signed up for this cooking class with no expectations, but were very disappointed. Dishes were rushed and very little help was provided. The Laotian tofu they use is disgusting and they don't tell you how to cook it. The chefs were OK and did help slightly but it was very much a case of following the recipe in the... More 

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