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!
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