Lily's Secret Garden Cooking Class

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Lily's Secret Garden Cooking Class

Lily's Secret Garden Cooking Class
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Lily's secret garden is a friendly Home Cooking Class at Lily's family house, just 5 minutes drive from Siem Reap center. The cooking experience starts in our garden with a drink after a in-depth visit of our favourite local market with Chris. Darwin then shows you how to prepare a Cambodian 3 courses meal that you can recreate later with a cookbook. After cooking you can relax and enjoy the lunch or dinner that you've prepared with some new friends. Duration: 3hrs45. Morning or afternoon class. Morning cooking class: 1) Fresh spring rolls with chicken & homemade peanut sauce. ​2) Lort-Cha: wok-fried thick short rice noodles and chicken. 3) Pumpkin in coconut cream. Afternoon cooking class: 1) Green mango salad with chicken. 2) Chicken red curry. 3) Banana in coconut cream. All classes are hands-on and easy to follow. Each guest has its own cooking station. Be ready to make everything from A to Z. Suitable for beginners or cordons bleus, vegetarian or vegan (advise us while booking).
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MNVacation
5 contributions
Awesome cooking experience
Feb 2020
We had such a wonderful time, would greatly recommend this class. Couldn't be easier. We were picked up at our hotel, had an informative tour of the market and a small intimate class of wonderful dishes. Chris also helped us with recommendations of local restaurants. Thank you for a great experience
Written October 17, 2020
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Zoe C
Hong Kong, China15 contributions
Wonderful cooking class
Mar 2020 • Friends
We have never joined a cooking class during a trip. The class started with Chris bringing us to a local market to choose ingredients for the cooking. Then we back to meet our chef, DARWIN! He is very friendly and taught us the three-course step by step. He answered our questions about Cambodia detailedly and helped us to take pictures during the class. It was a great one and highly recommended
to you all!
Written March 14, 2020
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Hi Zoe, Thank you so much for the feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We wish you the best. Say hi to Chelsea!
Written March 16, 2020
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bree778
26 contributions
Great class, great food
Mar 2020 • Couples
We were picked up by Chris right out front of the hard Rock cafe with no troubles. He was very friendly and showed us around the local market which was a very interesting experience. Once we arrived at his home we met Chef Dawin who instructed us through cooking three courses. We had the whole class to ourselves which was a good opportunity for us to learn a lot! All of our food came out perfectly and we loved eating in the beautiful backyard garden. Everyone involved in this operation is lovely and it was so nice to meet them and learn a bit about Cambodian food and lifestyle. The only thing I wish we had done was booked it a bit later in our trip so we could have tried more Khmer food and had more questions for Chris and Dawin. Either way, it was a great start to our time in Cambodia!
Written March 5, 2020
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Hi Bree, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We are happy that you liked it. It is true that you can ask many things to our Chef while cooking as the intimate class at our house allows you to do so. If sometimes you have some more questions about Cambodian cooking you can still contact us by email or through Facebook. Thank you. All the best and say hi to Alan.
Written March 5, 2020
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Leo55
Derby, UK252 contributions
Fun time
Feb 2020
We loved our cooking class here. The visit to the market with Chris was really interesting and the cooking session with Darwin was really fun and the food we cooked was delicious. Great morning doing something different.
Written March 4, 2020
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Hi Leo55, Thank you for coming home. I'm not sure who you are behind this nickname but thank you so much for your great support writting this review. Cooking classes are one of the best ways to take a break from a temples visit and to learn more about a country's culture. We wish you all the best.
Written March 5, 2020
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Mackenzie B
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Mackenzie Bird
Feb 2020 • Couples
Loved the experience of going to the local markets and getting an idea of the local produce with Chris. Cooking with Darwin was interesting and very very fun.
Written February 28, 2020
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Steve R
Oakland, CA18 contributions
Great experience!
Feb 2020
Very good communication with Chris regarding the class and interesting tour of a local market before the cooking portion of the class. Darwin, the charming and thoughtful chef led 7 of us through the process of creating 3 dishes. We enjoyed meeting some very interesting fellow travelers from various parts of the world over while enjoying the delicious meal we created!
Written February 8, 2020
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Braden Family
Loveland, CO35 contributions
Wow and Yum!
Jan 2020
Our family went (two teenagers) and had a great time. Our tour through the market was interesting and educational and we really enjoyed it. Then you go to Lily's and met Darwin, the cook, and he walked us through a great experience of preparing the dishes. We had a great time and can't wait to try the recipes they sent home with us. Put this on your list for sure!
Written February 8, 2020
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Yann D
Shanghai, China25 contributions
A pleasant and friendly cooking class!
Feb 2020 • Couples
My wife and I wanted to attend one cooking class in Siem Reap and found Lily' Secret Garden on TripAdvisor. We booked it the evening before and got an answer very quickly. The next morning, Chris the owner picked us up (we were 3 couples) and drove us to a local market to buy some ingredients. He also took the time to show us around, explaining to us the local herbs and vegetables. After we went to the class itself in their home, we met Darwin who taught us how to cook step by step 3 delicious dishes: fresh springrolls, Lo Cha fried noodles with chicken and pumpkin in coconut milk. The atmosphere was friendly and we all enjoyed our meals while chatting with each others! Whether you are beginner or seasoned, I highly recommend this cooking class!
Written February 3, 2020
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Dear Yann, Thank you for your review of our home cooking class. We had a great time with your group. We do our best to offer an experience that you really well sum up. We are really happy that you enjoyed it. We wish you the best!
Written February 4, 2020
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eliz05rw
Canberra, Australia7 contributions
A highlight in Siem Reap
Jan 2020
A very interesting way to spend an afternoon - we started with a trip to the market with our host to learn about local ingredients, then were driven to a private house where 6 of us (3 groups) cooked three dishes (starter, main and dessert) under the instruction of a (very patient!) chef (each person has their own cooking station). Our 12 year old really enjoyed this activity and the food tasted great at the end when we all sat down to dinner! A highlight of our Cambodian trip.
Written January 28, 2020
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SJD54514
Glasgow, UK9 contributions
Fantastic cooking experience
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had such a good time, and learned so much from this class. The market shop was a highlight, learning about the fruit and vegetables, and how local people eat. And Nelson (the chef) was both patient and informative. We will definitely be making green mango salad when we get home!
Written January 13, 2020
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