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Tamnak Lao Cooking School

Sakarine Rd, Ban Watsene, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 252 525
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Great lesson

I had initially tried to book a lesson at Tamarind, but it was booked up for several days. Tamnak... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2016
San Francisco, California
A lingering sour aftertaste!

Both course instructors had poor english, little knowledge of how to educate with very little... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2016
Thomas B
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Sakarine Rd, Ban Watsene, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 252 525
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

I had initially tried to book a lesson at Tamarind, but it was booked up for several days. Tamnak Lao had mixed reviews on Trip Advisor, but I decided to go for it. I had a great experience. We spent a good amount of time...More

Thank JordanWard
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Both course instructors had poor english, little knowledge of how to educate with very little interaction throughout. No formal opening or closing of the course on their part, they lacked enthuasiam and passion and appeared to be going through the motions. Tamnak Lao mentions vegetarians/vegans...More

1  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Booked the 2 hour evening slot for myself and husband. 4 dishes ar demonstrated by 2 chefs and you then choose 2 to cook yourself. Working in pairs and following the recipes in your cookbook hand out, you can create some very tasty dishes. This...More

Thank shamwari
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Location and setup of tamnak Lao are great. They support charities with the work they do as well which is nice. The day program starts off with a very fast visit to the market and then after demo you start cooking lunch. Eat it at...More

Thank PatrickvanderLoo
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

A highly recommended experience. Tried booking at the more well known tamarind school, but fully booked all week. Found this one by chance and no regrets at all. Run by a very friendly Australian woman but with authentic Lao cooks. Started with trip to large...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 26 December 2015

My husband and I took the day course and really enjoyed it. Interesting visit to the market where we saw the local ingredients, the demonstrations of each dish was well done and questions were answered. The cookbooks are well laid out with easy to follow...More

Thank YukonSylvie
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

We really can recommend this cooking course. They fullfine everything which they promise in their brochure. You cook the dishes in a team of two people after one of the teacher show you how to cook these meal-and you not just cut vegetables and that's...More

1  Thank lis610
Reviewed 19 April 2015

You get to go to market and help select produce. Has highly interactive and hands on style tuition with demonstrations. At the end you receive a recipe booklet.

Thank Timfamous
Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

My husband and I -despite reading some of the less than rave reviews on trip advisor decided to book the all day cooking class with Tamnak (because at the end of the day we liked that we were inadvertently supporting their charity by doing so!)...More

1  Thank justinschaller
Reviewed 22 January 2015

My husband and I went to the day cooking class at Tamnak Lao Restaurant. First we were taken to the central market and were able to see and learn about all of the delicacies in the market. We even bought some items there. Then we...More

Thank Judith H
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