Champey Cooking Class

Champey Cooking Class, Siem Reap: Hours, Address, Champey Cooking Class Reviews: 4.5/5

Champey Cooking Class
4.5
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Like to learn how to make authentic quality Khmer food? Champey Cooking Class gives all visitors to Cambodia the opportunity to learn how to prepare traditional and delicious Khmer dishes under the guidance of a genuine professional Chef. You'll visit the local market, see the action for yourself and learn about the produce. Our clean, professional standard facility is centrally located (approx. 150M from the Old Market) in a traditional style Cambodian house with beautiful gardens, you can enjoy dining in. A truly unique and unforgettable experience for those who wish to do more than just see the sights.
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kimcernek
Naperville, IL7 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
As a traveler with Intrepid Tours, I was offered by my guide the opportunity to experience this session. Two companions and I joined a group of five. We were humored, served, and taught by the loveliest people, learning about Cambodian cuisine and community. A highly recommended stop on a tour of the vibrant city that is Siem Reap.
Written January 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi from Champey Cooking Class, our team and chef were extremely glad to see your wonderful comments. We are so pleased to hear that your experience at Champey Cooking Class is one of the best times. I will make sure to pass your comments back to our team. Hopefully we'll get the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. I hope you enjoy rest of your stay in Cambodia. Kind Regards from all Champey Cooking Class team!
Written January 19, 2020
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Sharon P
Krakow, Poland5 contributions
Jan 2020
Fab day with Yaya. The tour of the market was super and informative. Food preparation area was spotless. The food was all washed in pure water and we felt confident about eating raw vegetables. Yaya was a great instructor and showed us in detail how to make summer shrimp rolls, fish amok and bananas in coconut. Thoroughly enjoyed and lovely gift of spices and recipe book and of course certificate of attendance. I would thoroughly recommend it.
Written January 29, 2020
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Hi, thanks for choosing our restaurant during your time in Siem Reap. We promise to give all our customers a fantastic service along with a big smile and to have an unforgettable dining experience during their Siem Reap holiday. We hope we'll get the opportunity to welcome you once again in the future. I hope you enjoy remainder of your stay in Cambodia. Kind Regards from all Champey Cooking Class team!
Written January 29, 2020
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Liron L
12 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We arrived and turned out to be the only ones show up. So we got a privat class with an amazing chef! Went of to tour the local food market and buy all that was needed to our 3 course meal.
These were 3 and a half hours well spent, and it didn't feel over priced at all.
Personally I'm not big in the kitchen and I still had a great time and somehow managed to prepare a wonderfull meal!
Written January 31, 2020
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Thank you for coming to Champey Cooking Class during your vacation and for making the effort to share your review with us. All our chefs are well-qualified having graduated from well-known hospitality schools in Siem Reap such as Salabai and Paul Dubrule. We hope that you'll come back and give us the opportunity to serve you once again in the future. Kind Regards from all Champey Cooking Class team!
Written February 2, 2020
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Cindy B
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
I just did one in Hoi An. For $38 we received a welcome dink, then a boat ride to a beautiful setting, another welcome drink, a garden tour,a market tour, a cooking class and lunch followed by a boat ride back. This place in Cambodia was $27.50, 3 courses and not very difficult or interesting. The chef retreated to his office when we ate. we only did this one as it was close to our hotel and we were tired of temples. Not worth it.
Written January 18, 2020
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Hello, thanks for coming to our restaurant during your stay in Siem Reap. I am sorry that our service didn't live up to your expectations. Our chef is often praised for their hard work and efficient service. But I will follow up with our staff to determine how we fell short in this instance. Normally, we get many reviews which express how interesting our teaching courses are, but I apologize that you didn’t enjoy the course. Have fun with the remainder of your stay in Siem Reap. Kind Regards from all Champey Cooking Class team!
Written January 22, 2020
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Anna O
32 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Me and my boyfriend did a cooking class here, we made spring rolls, amok fish and fired banana. At first we visited the local marked to understand the food that we were making, they had already done the shopping earlier to ensure we got fresh food! We had the cook who called herself "seven" and she were so great at explaining everything both in the market and at cooking class. At the end we got to sit down and have our home made food and besides that we got a cooking book, spices and a diploma! :D visit this place! it was one of the greatest experiences we had i Siem Reap!
Written November 15, 2017
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Ainslie
Hong Kong, China52 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
We were fortunate to get the place to ourselves that morning which enhanced the VIP experience.

Anyway, we were met by the lovely folks who were super friendly. The Chef Instructor was knowledgeable and patient. I liked the fact that he gave a good solid critique after our feeble attempts didn't quite match his demonstration.

We made a three course menu consisting of paper rice rolls, the ubiquitous local dish - Fish Amok and an great banana in caramel coconut sauce.

The visit was placed in context with a visit to the local fresh market so you could see the ingredients you would be working with. This was just for context - the team back at the kitchens had already prepped everything.

While they included a tasty welcome mango drink, i wished they would have offered water or other beverages in the total price rather than charge on top. For that I dock a star on an otherwise marvellous experience.

I would do it again.
Written May 11, 2017
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pawsdoc
Toronto, Canada36 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
After being all "templed out" and having had enjoy all this lovely Khmer food in my couple days in Cambodia, I decided to venture out the realms of the temples and try a cooking class and I'm glad I did! The tour was booked by my hotel, who really did a great job organizing the transport, etc. I had a Tuk Tuk take me to the restaurant where we went on a guided tour first.

In the description of the itinerary, it made it seem like you were going to go to the market to get food - but it was actually just a tour of what we will be using to cook. It was interesting venturing into the markets - all the crazy smells and spices - I loved it!

You then got taken back to another building, which was the "cooking classroom" - about a 5 minute walk from the market. There, we started to prepare ingredients and made a 3 course meal.

Some tips & tricks:

1. Don't eat before!
As someone else here already mentioned, you get a whole lot of food. I should have read in detail the reviews before I got there because I had eaten breakfast the day of, and could hardly finish my meal.

2. Not exactly a "kid friendly" activity.
Please note that you are prepping ALL the ingredients - meaning you are peeling some carrots, cutting mint leaves, etc. As such, you are using an extremely sharp knife a lot of times. Unless the child has some mad cutting skills, I would be so scared to let any child around such a sharp knife.

3. Bring bug spray!
Bring bug spray if you are sensitive to mosquitoes and put it on prior. While cooking, it must have been the sugars from the banana or coconut, etc, I got bitten several times but it was my own fault for not spraying myself before. Like a lot of places in Cambodia, it is an open concept, which gives the place a natural beauty but also gives an opportunity for those stinging buggers to enter!

4. Bring a bit of money for drinks with your meal
You do have to purchase even water, I believe. So bring a bit of money for some sparkling water, beer, etc.

In terms of value, it was $25/person when I went - which is spectacular compared to many countries, if you wanted to do such cooking classes. At the end, you get a beautiful small array of a sampler of a variety of spices each kept in wicker straw containers, a certificate, a DVD, and a book that has all the recipes you made (as well as lunch/dinner - whichever one you did not attend).

Overall, our chef was shy but friendly and it was lovely having him teach our class. His assistant was equally lovely as well.

I would highly recommend this class for anyone staying beyond the initial two days in Cambodia to see the temples and want a more unique experience!
Written July 10, 2014
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Dear Valued Costumer, Thank you very much for using our service at Champey Cooking Class and for sharing your experience with us. We are very happy that you enjoyed the whole experienced at Cooking Class. We are asking an apology for the inconvenient like being bitten by mosquitoes around, ill keep that in mind and rest assure we will do appropriate actions with this issue. We highly appreciate the TIPS you've written down. Please do not hesitate to contact me at prmanager@angkorw.com for any further assistance. Thank you very much for your collaboration and we wish you a pleasant day. Thank you and Regards, Clem P. Balasoto Public Relation & Communication Manager Angkor W Group of Restaurants
Written August 1, 2014
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Paul h
Adelaide, Australia793 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
We were lucky enough to have a group of touring Japanese people with us at the class. Lots of laughs, good food, clear guidance to help us with the dishes and then a good cookbook and spices to go away with. Included a tour of market
Written December 17, 2017
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barn21
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
I attended a cooking class recently and had a great morning. It was good to be shown around the market before moving on to the cooking school. We made 3 tasty dishes that were quick and easy.
It was a very relaxed atmosphere and my only negative feedback would be that they could perhaps have been a little more organised as there was a lot of waiting around for preparation of ingredients by the support staff. We were given a lovely little gift of spices and a recipe book which was a great souvenir.
Overall it was a very enjoyable way to spend a morning in Siem Reap and I would recommend it.
Written November 28, 2017
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Valerie V
Los Angeles, CA19 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
Great experience, wonderful folks. Do not miss. And I don't even cook. They are warm and accepting and it is well organized. Enjoyable.
Written April 22, 2017
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