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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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All of the sticky rice

Tamarind cooking school definitely knows how to have fun while teaching us how to make many tasty... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pardis B
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Great cooking class in Luang Prabang

We did the morning cooking class and it was one of the highlights of our trip! Wonderful location... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marta K
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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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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tamarind cooking school definitely knows how to have fun while teaching us how to make many tasty Laotian foods. Cooking and eating on the countryside in a beautiful space was brilliant. There was torrential downpour and the power went out and we had to cook...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the morning cooking class and it was one of the highlights of our trip! Wonderful location, friendly and helpful staff and a good selection of dishes. Our teacher Sit made sure we enjoyed every minute of it. The market tour before the actual...More

Thank Marta K
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

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 May 22, 2018

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 May 12, 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 April 21, 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 April 17, 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 April 8, 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 April 8, 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 March 23, 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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NathalieSFO
December 10, 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
February 21, 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
May 27, 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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