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Address: Sakarine Rd, Ban Watsene, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Phone Number: +856 71 252 525

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An Okay cooking class

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
West Midlands
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Hartford, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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 

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 

Thank wdurobme1
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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 

Thank Lun2Travel
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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 

Thank Padraig F
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I was looking into cooking classes in Luang Prabang. Many of the classes were several hours. Tamnak Cooking class was 2 hours and available. There were two instructors who made 5 or 6 dishes while we watched. After they were finished, we tasted each dish and decided which two we wanted to make on our own. The ingredients were already... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My 9 year old daughter and I attended the evening class and being the low season we were the only ones in the class. It was terrific as we able to make all 6 dishes and then feast on them afterwards. It was such a great experience, the food was amazing and we will certainly be replicating them when we... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Did the all day course in a group of 6. The group itself made the course into not a bad day out as the instructor was very quiet and remained in the background as much as possible. There were no formalities; introduction / overview of what we'd be doing. The tour of the market was tightening quick and there was... More 

Thank Normanmags
Aalst, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

If I could, I would give zero stars because even the phrase "horrible" doesn't cover our "cooking class" experience. We were told we would be making two dishes (for which 160.000 kip is already waaay overpriced) but four dishes would be made in advance so that we could choose the one we liked best. The "chef" was in such a... More 

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