Paper Tiger Cooking Class
Paper Tiger Cooking Class
4.5
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
Discover the art of preparing delectable Khmer dishes like Amok, Chicken Curry and Beef Loc Lac during a ~three-hour cooking class at Paper Tiger Eatery, renowned for its authentic Khmer cuisine. As the first cooking school in Siem Reap catering to international travelers since 1999, Paper Tiger offers a unique culinary adventure. You'll begin with a visit to a historic market where you'll learn about the fresh produce and meats used in the class. Upon returning to the eatery, a friendly and skilled chef will guide you through the preparation and cooking process of your chosen Khmer dish. Share the delicious meal you've created with fellow students, discussing which recipes to try at home next. To support your future cooking endeavors, you'll receive a digital recipe book after departing the eatery.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Alexey K
    Broad Haven, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delicious and fun!
    It was an amazing way to end our stay in Siem Reap. At the last minute with some doubts I added my teenage son to have the lesson with me and we both loved it! The chef Sopheap taught with a light touch and good humour. And we had a delicious meal at the end. No matter what your kitchen proficiency is, you will take something out of this class. Thank you Sopheap for making it so memorable for us!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 20, 2023
  • Zvartanian
    Morgan Hill, California7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most excellent cooking class
    Paper Tiger cooking class review My husband and I had a wonderful experience at our cooking class with chef Sinoun at Paper Tiger restaurant on Pub Street, Siem Reap. We arrived mid morning to ask about booking a class and were invited to take a class right away! We had to wait a few minutes for Sinoun to get ingredients set up, but we were thrilled she was able to accommodate us at short notice. We were given a few dishes to choose from to cook for our class. We chose the green mango salad and fish amok, along with bananas with passion fruit sauce for dessert. First off, we walked around the market nearby where Sinoun showed us many unusual ingredients. When we returned, we donned aprons and chef hats, and washed our hands in water with limes. Then we sat down and started chopping and grating ingredients. Sinoun showed us how to use the grating tool to make basket-weave slices of green mango and carrots. We prepped all the ingredients for the three dishes before we started any cooking. Sinoun also taught us how to fold and cut banana leaves to make plate decorations and cups to serve the amok! Then she turned on the stoves and we started cooking. When all was prepared, we enjoyed a delicious lunch. Sinoun was a delightful teacher. We had a wonderful time cooking with her.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 19, 2023
  • Tory K
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolute highlight!
    Our family of 5 loved this private class from start to finish - going to the market, chopping, preparing, cooking, decorating and eating! Dinner was delicious, Paper Tiger is a nice place to sit and so easy to get to on Pub Street. Sinuon was an engaging and passionate teacher. She helped us every step along the way and was great with the kids! Thank you Sinuon and Paper Tiger!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 1, 2024
  • Robert S
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sopheap is the best!
    We had a wonderful class with Sopheap! She was knowledgeable, fun, and instructive. We made 5 different dishes and each was outstanding. The quality of the food was some of the best we’ve had in Cambodia. Her classroom is clean and private. We would highly recommend Sopheap for cooking class!!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 14, 2024
  • Branislav M
    Sombor, Serbia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recommend
    Everything is ok. Nice experience, Channy is very positive person and good cook. It does it take about 3 hour. We make spring rolls, beef loclac and banana desert with passion fruit
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 28, 2024
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fossilman2
Cortland, NY350 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
You start with a short trip to a nearby market and return to the class area on the second floor. The teacher explains everything in great detail and demonstrates how to make each dish. The food is somewhat like Thai food without the spice and are more complex than I had imagined.
Written March 14, 2020
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May Q
Los Angeles, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Had an amazing time learning from Sopheap! I love Cambodian food and had the honor of learning from an expert. We made mango salad with shrimp, beef loc lac, and fried banana with passionfruit. Sopheap was warm and encouraging. She also told heartfelt stories about her home and I appreciated being able to hear them. At the end, the food was so delicious I can’t believe I had to eat it all myself! Definitely give it a try!
Written February 3, 2023
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Robert S
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had a wonderful class with Sopheap! She was knowledgeable, fun, and instructive. We made 5 different dishes and each was outstanding. The quality of the food was some of the best we’ve had in Cambodia. Her classroom is clean and private. We would highly recommend Sopheap for cooking class!!
Written January 14, 2024
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Katie H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
My friend and I wanted a fun but relaxing activity to do on our day off between touring Angkor Wat and the cooking class with Savoeun was just that. We signed up the night before for the 10 AM class and we were the only two people in the class. You get to chose the starter and main dish you want to make and then you share the dessert. Savoeun was so kind, patient, and fun to cook with. The food was delicious!

We don’t have any food allergies between the two of us but Savoeun was very good at checking beforehand (especially with peanuts) and during the cooking.

Written February 22, 2020
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Kevin
Amsterdam, The Netherlands12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
We had a great time with Channy at the Paper Tiger cooking class. First she showed us all the different ingredients on the local market and then we cooked delicious khmer dishes that we could pick from the menu. She was very friendly, fun and explained everything in perfect English. The food was super yummy, delicious!!
Written February 10, 2023
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Alexey K
Broad Haven, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
It was an amazing way to end our stay in Siem Reap. At the last minute with some doubts I added my teenage son to have the lesson with me and we both loved it! The chef Sopheap taught with a light touch and good humour. And we had a delicious meal at the end. No matter what your kitchen proficiency is, you will take something out of this class. Thank you Sopheap for making it so memorable for us!
Written October 20, 2023
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elisabeth_furenes
Sandnes, Norway10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Great cooking class. We learnt how to cook spring rolls and mango salad for entrees.
For mains we cooked chicken curry and fried banana with passion fruit for dessert.
Channy was very patient and a great teacher.
Highly recommended if you visit Siem Reap.
Written March 27, 2023
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Tory K
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Our family of 5 loved this private class from start to finish - going to the market, chopping, preparing, cooking, decorating and eating!

Dinner was delicious, Paper Tiger is a nice place to sit and so easy to get to on Pub Street.

Sinuon was an engaging and passionate teacher. She helped us every step along the way and was great with the kids! Thank you Sinuon and Paper Tiger!
Written January 1, 2024
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Branislav M
Sombor, Serbia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Everything is ok. Nice experience, Channy is very positive person and good cook. It does it take about 3 hour. We make spring rolls, beef loclac and banana desert with passion fruit
Written January 29, 2024
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celeni
New York City, NY2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Friends
We were very excited about our cooking class but ended up being extremely disappointed. Our instructor (Srey-Heng) was very rude to us the entire time we were there. On the brochure it says there is a full hour long market tour with an explanation of the different items. We were chasing after our instructor struggling to hear anything she said in the market. She would point at something and say the name of it and then move onto something else. It was very frustrating because she would talk to one person in the group and the rest of us could hear nothing. After asking her to repeat herself she would get mad and not answer us.
After that bad experience we were at least excited to start to cook. She gave us our already sorted plate of ingredients and said to start. She would tell one person how to peel or cut something and then the rest of us would just follow along. There were a few times when we cut something "wrong" because she did not tell us how it was supposed to be prepared.
The whole time we were there she did not smile once, nor even bother to talk to us. It was a very uncomfortable situation. After we cooked the food we expected that we would learn how to prepare the plates (like the brochure says) but we came back to our plates already prepared for us. We wanted to learn how to make the little banana leaf dish that holds the amok or how to cut the carrots like flowers, but she just had another staff member do that for us.
We looked around and other people were doing everything themselves, our instructor did not let us do most of the prep work. She would show someone and then end up cutting the whole vegetable herself.
While we were eating it was very hot and the food was spicy, so we asked for a bottle of water. You would think that a bottle of water would be included in the 13$ meal price, but no, you have to buy it for $1.50 which is double or triple the market price. We ended up running down the street and buying it for $0.50 a bottle to save a bit of money.
Overall we were very very disappointed with our entire experience. We have gone to cooking classes in other countries such as Thailand or Malaysia so we have a base to compare it to, and this one was quite awful.
Written November 18, 2012
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