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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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Must do in Luang Prabang!

Tamarind was the best cooking class that we signed up for throughout all of Southeast Asia. Would... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sara J
Unmissable Introduction to South East Asia Cuisine

I can 100% recommend this experience. A six hour course involving visit to a market to see the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nigel M
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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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tamarind was the best cooking class that we signed up for throughout all of Southeast Asia. Would highly recommend!! The market tour was very well done and we learned a lot about the local herbs/veggies. The setting of the class itself is breathtaking and the...More

Thank Sara J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can 100% recommend this experience. A six hour course involving visit to a market to see the source of the food and then the rest of the day cooking delicious local cuisine. Starters, main courses and desert all prepared on charcoal fires and under...More

2  Thank Nigel M
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We did the cooking class (lunch) and it was fantastic. Sit, our teaching chef, was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour. You actually learn a lot, even if you are experienced hobby chef. First you go to the market in the morning...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

The restaurant itself was great with organising the booking, running the class on time and providing an enthusiastic and attentive instructor. If you don't do a lot of cooking this could be a great class for you, but for me I left wishing I had...More

2  Thank Roxanne S
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

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 9 April 2018 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 9 April 2018 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 23 March 2018 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.

Thank 4EverTraveler66
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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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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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