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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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Traditional cooking at its finest

Sit was a great teacher - very clear and thorough with his teaching style while still being very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
businesstravelerNYC8
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New York City, New York
via mobile
Excellent fun evening course

We opted for the evening cooking class & thoroughly enjoyed it. The teacher was funny and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
juliashepherd2017
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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 yesterday via mobile

Sit was a great teacher - very clear and thorough with his teaching style while still being very funny. We made a number of dishes (tomato and eggplant dip; chicken cooked in lemongrass; tilapia cooked in banana leaves; black sticky rice dessert). I enjoyed learning...More

Thank businesstravelerNYC8
Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted for the evening cooking class & thoroughly enjoyed it. The teacher was funny and informative, and they catered for vegitarian students too. He explained what alternative ingredients/ cooking methods we could use when back home. We were given a recipe booklet at the...More

Thank juliashepherd2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended evening cooking class, this week- it was really well run and organised. Transport provided as class is in countryside setting outside Luang Prabang. We cooked 4 dishes- including sticky rice, fish and chicken with vegetarian alternatives. The teacher Sit was excellent and good humoured...More

Thank Gill12013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on the cooking class which was good and the food came out OK. Unfortunately on a toilet break I caught a member of staff trying to beat a puppy for just being a puppy. This unacceptable and is not just me being a soft...More

1  Thank Stephen S
TamarindCaroline, Owner at Tamarind Cooking Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Stephen. We agree wholeheartedly that animal cruelty is totally, totally unacceptable behaviour. As a family we are dog lovers and as a result of your notification, the staff member in question has been rigorously rebuked. What's more we have sat down with all the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent evening from 4:30 to 8:30 , spent preparing, cooking and finally eating our own food. Sit, the instructor, explained things clearly and was easy to,follow and understand. Heaps of food as part of the deal and drinks available at fair prices. Finishes with...More

Thank Graeme S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The day starts at 9 and ends at 3. You start at Tamarind and travel to Phousi market, which can be an intense and interesting place if you're without a guide, but great with one. We were then transported in an air conditioned mini-van to...More

Thank Joy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love cooking then look no further than this class! It is absolutely excellent and worth every kip (penny). Following a short briefing at the Tamarind restaurant in Luang Prabang you are transported to a large food market in town where you get a...More

Thank Pura-Vida00728
TamarindCaroline, Owner at Tamarind Cooking Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Pura-Vida! We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves, and especially delighted to hear that you and your boys will give some of the dishes a go at home. Best wishes for the rest of your travels.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cooking class itself was nice and we learned some interesting techniques but since a lot of us wear sandals or flip flops, I would recommend you wear closed toe shoes. The REASON is the stoves have open coals that sometimes spit and a small,...More

Thank Autumn44
TamarindCaroline, Owner at Tamarind Cooking Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Autumn 44, we are so sorry for your unfortunate experience at our cooking school. It is a good idea to wear proper shoes when doing a cooking class, because preparing food and working with cooking utensils offers opportunities for accidents, though In all the 10...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

From the very start it was top service. Comfortable bus ride to markets with a great look around and some awesome tasting. Mr Sit was a great instructor with clear instructions in good English. Fun day learnt alot amd food cooked was excellent. Well worth...More

Thank Pigman1954
Reviewed 14 September 2017

If you are thinking about doing a cooking class on a trip to Laos you shouldn't miss this one. I have done several cooking classes on my travels and this has to be the best yet. Best for experiencing and learning about Lao food, lots...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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