Smokin' Pot Cooking School

Smokin' Pot Cooking School, Battambang: Hours, Address, Smokin' Pot Cooking School Reviews: 5/5

Smokin' Pot Cooking School
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9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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My name is Vannak, I have been a cook all my life and decided, 20 years ago, to open my own cooking school, Smokin'Pot. Located in the countryside, this Khmer Cooking class gives you an authentic experience of Cambodia. Not only will you acquire the knowledge and secrets of Khmer cuisine but you will also get to use traditional unique equipment & techniques. Join our small groups for a more personal atmosphere. We'll take you on a culinary adventure from the local market back to our heartfelt traditional family kitchen, where you will prepare 3 delicious meals of your choice. Our cooking classes cost just $12 and include; - Free pick-up from your Hotel - Tour of a traditional local village market - All Cooking Ingredients - Smokin' Pot Recipe Book - Drop off at your Hotel
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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hannah f
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Authentic experience
Mar 2020 • Friends
After roaming the local market for ingredients we prepared and cooked three delicious dishes with smoking pot before eating them in the calm and relaxed atmosphere. Definitely something special to remember from our couple of days in Battambang.
Written 19 March 2020
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Hayley M
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Don’t leave Battambang without doing this!
Mar 2020 • Friends
Amazing experience that will give you a taste (pun intended) of local culture as well as cooking. Van shows you around the market and entertains any and all “what is that??” questions. Then he walks you through the village where you can really see the day to day lives of local people. And if that isn’t enough, then you get to cook three different Khmer dishes right in Van’s home. I have never had the experience of cooking outside in open air with portable woks - it was so much fun. He is accommodating to any dietary restrictions and he makes sure that everything is very clean and sanitary. This is a cooking experience unlike anything else and so worth it. Highly recommend!
Written 7 March 2020
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Russell
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Best authentic cooking class in Battambang
Feb 2020 • Couples
Vannak’s class is a must-do in Battambang! Everything was delicious and logistics were so easy. Vannak was very responsive over email and picked us up from our hostel in town right on time at 9am. From there we went to his local market, outside of town where all his neighbors go. After purchasing all your ingredients from the market Vannak asks if you want to walk to his home (where you’ll be cooking) or take a tuk tuk. We highly recommend the walk! It’s just 20 minutes, nice and flat, and you get to learn about all the fruit trees and other produce that is grown and later sold in the market. We made three delicious dishes and can’t wait to try it at home - he even emails you the recipe after. The way you learn to cook here is 100% traditional, which we wouldn’t have had from a cooking class in the center of town. With Vannak, you cook from a clay/charcoal stove, make coconut milk from scratch, make your own banana leaf bowl for the fish amok. Lastly, I recommend booking the class directly through Vannak’s website - all inquiries are sent directly to him and he is so helpful and quick to respond. Thank you Vannak!
Written 28 February 2020
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Hello Russell Nice to meet you and I am very happy to hear that you are very enjoy with our cooking class.thank you for your great time spending with us especially your review is so amazing and very well explain,it is very helpful with your review which we can show the most typical cooking way of our kmher cousin.we hope to meet you again in another time,wish all the best and safe travels 😍😍😍😍😍
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Zachary C
Hanoi, Vietnam5 contributions
Amazing culinary and educational experience!
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had a wonderful experience visiting the Smokin’ Pot cooking school and hanging out with Vannak! Visiting a village market, touring through neighborhood farms, and cooking using completely authentic techniques were all a bonus to the delicious courses we prepared. Strongly recommend visiting Vannak for his good cheer and guidance.
Written 28 February 2020
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Hello It sound very good to me and I am very happy to see your review pop up,it is great discretion,short but very helpful,we love it so much and I look Glade that you like our cooking class,it was a wonderful day to share my cooking experience with you,have a great day,wish all good luck.
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Martin
Siem Reap, Cambodia11 contributions
Finally some authentic cooking !
Feb 2020 • Family
Vannak is a great cook. He took us to a local community market which is much more nicer than the buisy town markets. You get more time to discover each product you get.
The outdoor kitchen at his place is super clean and you will learn to do everything by yourself (such as coconut milk FROM SCRATCH).
Note that the price includes pick up with a tuktuk at your hotel.
100% RECOMMENDED
Written 24 February 2020
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Hi Martin! I am so happy to see your review ,you are so nice to us and I am glad to make you happy.you are very kind and really a person who enjoys supporting a traditional cooking class.we will try to keep our Country side cooking class move on because we are having many people like you write us this excellent reviews,it is a great way of sharing the experience.
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Carolina Dinis
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Amazing cooking class with Vannak
Feb 2020 • Friends
Vannak is an excellent cook and teacher. He taught us how to make two traditional delicious khmer dishes and it was super fun.

Thank you for the amazing class!
Written 24 February 2020
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Hello Carolin I am very glad that you are happy with our class, very nice of you to write us an excellent review.we are very appreciated to your review so much,thank you thank you,wish you all the best and enjoy your your day life,nice to meet you.Vannak.....goid luck
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Annet v
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Authentic cooking experience
Feb 2020 • Couples
We really enjoyed this cooking class. Different from the other options in town, this one really let you experience the real Cambodian cooking, on wood/clay stoves and a little ride outside the busy city (free pickup from your hotel!) We got a lot of information about ingredients on the market and could taste different types of fruits. All in all a great experience, full of passion. Thanks!
Written 22 February 2020
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Hello my great student. Thank you for being a part of Smokin'pot,we are ready happy and very much appreciate your great review,it was an amazing day to share my cooking experience to you,I wish I could give you more but time moving to fast,I hope to see you again someday, wish you all the best and safe travels 😍😍😍😍😍.Vannak will be very happy to respond any time if you need any help with cooking Everytime.
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Amber
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I couldn’t recommend more
Feb 2020 • Couples
A big thank you to our cooking teacher, Vannak. Being taken around the market was so interesting and all my questions about Asian ingredients were answered. I really enjoyed getting to smell the ingredients as we went around. We learned to make 3 different delicious dishes from fresh fresh ingredients. My favourite part of the class was learning to make different pastes from scratch, and learning and how to extract our own milk from fresh coconut. We learned so many new techniques through the afternoon. Vannak is very welcoming and well-humoured and had some great stories to share as we learned from him. The food we made was the best I’ve tasted in Cambodia. You’d be a fool to miss this. Lots of fun. We left with full bellies and big smiles!
Written 18 February 2020
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We are welcome to your lovely positive great review.it was a great evening to share my cooking experience with you.I can't believe how much fast that you can write us this review.it is not my first review I have by the way but what you have done to this review is supper fantastic.you are very very well support to a traditional side of our cooking cuisine.we are so happy to see this, thanks for your lovely written,we can't forget you.wish you all the best and enjoy your time traveling around the world.best luck from Vannak....A real smile teacher to you
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Briar P
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Amazing, Fun and Authentic Khmer Cooking Class
Feb 2020 • Friends
We had an amazing evening learning how to cook Fish Amok, Basil and Morning Glory Beef and Mango Salad with Vannak. I loved learning how to make the spice paste using pestle and mortar with fresh ingredients from the market and learning how to get coconut milk/cream by hand from a coconut. The food was delicious and fresh, the best I've had in Cambodia so far. Vannak was very friendly and a great teacher. We had a fun evening full of good food.
Written 18 February 2020
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Hell Biar! Sorry again if I can not pronounce your name correctly but I would like to say you are supper friendly women by the way,I really like you and your time so much,it was nice to meet you and nice teaching you .I am glad to have you in our home cooking class.you have such a great job.I wish I could give you more but I can't, anyway I am very appreciated your help with this fabulous review.wish you all the best of luck..wish you more enjoy your work with kids.I like your job too
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Begoña C
2 contributions
Fantastic experiece!!!
Feb 2020 • Friends
It is the best way to know how to make the authentic Khemer food.
The owner is really good teaching all the dishes you choose.
Go there!!!!
Written 18 February 2020
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Hello girl Thanks for the beautiful review,we are so happy to have your review,we don't have many Spanish for our cooking class,there are a few people from Spain in some year ago but you are supper fast, excited and friendly people I have ever met.
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