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“Lots of fun”

Le Tigre de Papier Cooking School
Ranked #4 of 23 Food & Drink in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A perfect way to learn the secrets of Khmer cooking at Le Tigre de Papier’s cooking school. After picking your favourite dish from the menu (one starter, one main course and one dessert), join one of the daily classes and you will be taught how to prepare the dish for yourself by one of our Khmer chefs. Then you will be able to taste your dishes ! The price is $12 including a guided visit of the central market.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed July 21, 2013

When we were seated at the Le Tigre de Papier restuarant on Pub Street and given a menu, I felt a bit of trepidation. We weren't sure if they even knew if we were there for a class and not for lunch. But after being asked to pick an entree and a main, it started to make sense. We were more familiar with being asked to pick from a shortlist, but apparently the whole menu available to learn from!

We made our choices and were soon divided up into two groups of 6 to visit Old Market. The market tour felt a bit rushed, but there wasn't much that could be done in such tight spaces and with the noise, and remembering that it's still a functioning market for locals as well. But still a good experience.

For the class itself, we had extremely professional surroundings and were in the very capable hands of Ms. Chenney. Everything was stainless steel, the utensils and food are wrapped in lots of cling wrap and the room was well-ventilated and breezy. Learning to cook the food was lots of fun with plenty of humour from the instructor. The amount of "cooking" we had to do with just right, with the much harder or time consuming steps being taken out, so we just had the fun of preparing all the ingredients and putting them together. Again, Ms. Chenney was very professional in managing to teach 5 completely different dishes at the same time. Presentation of the food was the best part, better than restaurant quality, making for great photos for back home.

We got to sit back and enjoy our creations downstairs with a complementary plate of fruit and local sweets. Drinks, of course, were extra, but we still couldn't believe the value we had gotten for just $13 each! Would highly recommend to anyone coming to Siem Reap!

Thank stayfrostysparky
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

This was a morning well spent, and for a very reasonable price. We got to choose a starter and main course from the restaurants menu, which was varied without being overwhelming. Dessert was chosen for us, but we prepared it together as a group.

We visited the local market, but only to look at the ingredients we would be using. This was great and our course facilitator was at hand to answer any questions we had about local produce. We arrived back at the restaurant to be given the ingredients we would need to prepare our meals.

It was a hands on course, and we did most of the preparation and cooking ourselves. There was opportunities to work individually and in smaller groups

We were also shown how dress plates in Khmer style; learning to make carrot birds and tomato flowers.

A great experience that I would definitively recommend to thers

Thank Anitac632
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We paid US$13 per pax for the 3-course cooking class and we had a lot of fun. When we arrived at Le Tigre on the morning of our class, we were handed a menu to pick our individual choices of Starter and Main. The whole class did a joint dessert. Our cooking instructor Ms. Navin started the class with a visit to the Old Market where she pointed out the local produce and ingredients to us. Then it was back to the cooking kitchen. I was pleasantly surprised to find the chopping board, knife and peeler all hygienically packed in cling wrap. Ms. Navin took us through the preparation and cooking of each dish in an easy to follow manner. Even my non-cooking husband was able to cook a delicious fish amok. There were helpers on hand to help us with some of the prep work. At the end of the class, we got to eat our cooking for lunch and were each presented with a certificate.

Thank D T
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

My travel buddie doesn't enjoy cooking much so this experience I did on my own and believe me I was not dissapointed. I booked my place on the cooking course just a day before, when i arrived there we waited a few minutes for a few other travellers to join us and then made our way to the cooking restaurant - about two blocks from le tiger de paper restaurant where we met up with the rest of the class - approx 8 of us. We each got to choose a starter and main we wanted to make - the dessert was chosen for us. Once we had made out choice we were taken to the local fresh market where we were shown a few local vegetables and meat/fish. It was great to see and get to know what we were cooking with / eating while in Cambodia. On our return our cooking utensils and tables were ready for us to start the cooking adventure. The kitchen and working area is incredibly clean and all utensils are wrapped in plastic wrap - so you know its hygenic. After the amazing cooking experience you and your dishes are taken to their sister restaurant where we all get to enjoy the fruits of our labours. This is really a great experience, the staff and facilities are wonderful. I highly recommend this cooking class!

Thank nathaliesweet
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

The actual restaurant is rubbish, but the food you get to make is really really good. We had the class to ourselves, which definitely makes for a better experience, but it would be fun regardless. The chef you work with is really lovely and lets you get quite hands on. plus, they focus lots on presentation, so you feel very suave when you see your finished product.

Thank spencergrover
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