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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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The best cooking class experience.

We were a small group of 12 students so felt we had very focused attention on how to prepare our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LolaLanes
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Vancouver, Canada
Great experience

Took the evening class. Beautiful location, very peaceful. Great chef and teacher, friendly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandra S
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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.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“market tour” (36 reviews)
“local market” (52 reviews)
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On the Nam Khan River | Ban Wat Sene, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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+856 71 213 128
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"local ingredients"
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"laap"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were a small group of 12 students so felt we had very focused attention on how to prepare our various dishes. We first had a tour of the market then was driven a bit out of town to where the class was to be...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the evening class. Beautiful location, very peaceful. Great chef and teacher, friendly, helpful and funny. Interesting meals but still pretty simple. When all food was finished we all sat down and enjoyed our own meals + a few extra that the kitchen stuff made...More

Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have attended the evening cooking class. Evening class is without visiting the market and so it's a bit cheaper. You will get transported by a TukTuk or Taxi to a very beautiful place outside of Luang Prabang. The drive has a duration of approx....More

Thank Martin F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, about 15 mins out if town, great instructor, nice company and of course the food was awesome. You are taken there , coached on creating 5 dishes. They take great care to accommodate everyone's allergies and preferences. Great fun

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Very good class and instructor, great atmosphere. Excellent accommodation to vegetarians. I highly recommend this unique experience in a lovely setting outside of town.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Echoing other comments but this was really good and good value we felt. All happened on time, great orientation trip to the Market. Our chef / tutor was very knowledgeable and communicated well. Plenty of cooking stations at the pavilion/school up the valley from LP....More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Not only is Tamarind one of top restaurants in Luang Prabang, it offers great cooking class. If you opt for full day class, you will start around 9am to explore the market and see what kinds of ingredients are used for traditional Lao cuisine. Also...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

This class was so much fun and very delicious! Much to our surprise we went on a tuk tuk ride about 30mins away from the restaurant to the most beautiful site, absolutely gorgeous. Our instructor, Sit, had a great sense of humour and was an...More

1  Thank Sarah v
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

This was a great way to spend a late afternoon and evening...very good chef instructor and amazing and beautiful location and lots of good tips...it’s highly recommended

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

There are plenty of cookery schools in Luang Prabang but I chose Tamarind because of the reviews - they were amazing. I have done cookery courses in many countries but this was by far the best. You are taken to the local market in a...More

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NathalieSFO
10 December 2017|
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Response from TamarindCaroline | Property representative |
Hi Nathalie, yes, we can generally accommodate any dietary requirements in the cooking classes. We get vegetarians almost daily, and some vegans. Lao food is not at all vegetarian, usually, but we offer a number of... More
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sanfrankate415
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
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LindaSc6
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
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