Why Taking a Cooking Class in Siem Reap is a Must-Do
You’ve watched the sunrise over the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, the landmark of the sacred Khmer Kingdom. Why not take a cooking class to utilize the rest of your day and transport yourself back to taste the Ancient Khmer’s food. With Siem Reap situated in a resort town, the idyllic Cambodian countryside awaits. We offer cooking classes where you are able to cook your food in the middle of the lush Cambodian forest or take a cooking class in the middle of the countryside where you’ll utilize ingredients sourced from the area. Want to explore the dynamic city of Siem Reap? We also offer cooking classes in the heart of the city where you’ll be able to visit a local market to source your ingredients which you will later cook.
Siem Reap Cooking Classes
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What Travelers are Saying
"Great food and hosts"
Seeing the market before cooking was a nice touch. The food was good and fun to cook and it was great seeing their house and garden.
Read more + Alan S. | Mar 2020
"Authentic experience on the countryside"
Authentic cuisine, only fresh ingredients, no convenience food, over open fire, nice and Good English talking chef
Read more + Siegfried K. | Mar 2020
Chris and his wife Lily are the nicest hosts you can imagine. We've enjoyed the cooking class a lot. Even the short trip to the market was nice even though we do not like markets usually. The meals were easy to prepare but still a nice challenge for non-cambodians. And you learn easy recipes to try again at home. The chef was such a fun guy! Had a great time all in all. You even receive a nice certificate for competing the course to frame and hang up in your kitchen at home ;)
Read more + Christine H. | Feb 2020
"Good fun for a wonderful cause"
It was fascinating going around the locals market. The orphanage where the cooking took place was very peaceful
Read more + Allan H. | Feb 2020
"Absolutely amazing cultural experience!"
This was such an unexpectedly great afternoon! If you have some free time in Siem Reap I would 100% recommend doing this class.
Our cooking instructor Mr Tea took us around the local market in the country and explained how they utilise some of the commonly used ingredients. He told us a bit more about the recent history of the country and also got a chance to try some insects (grasshoppers, silk worms and beetles) - definitely an experience for adventurous eaters!
From there we went to the community centre to prepare our fabulous Khmer dishes. The community centre also houses underprivileged children and assists them with schooling and social support.
The whole group participates in making all of the dishes (special thanks to the other instructor Mr Ben!) and everyone shares the end product around a friendly table.
We enjoyed some well-deserved beer while waiting for our dishes to cook and finally enjoyed our homemade meals. Portion sizes are generous so come hungry!
All in all a wonderful afternoon!
Read more + Lisa jansen van R. | Feb 2020
Everything was super good! I went to local village and tried to make a traditional basket. I didn't expect that kind of stuff but I liked it. And the place where I took the cooking class was homey, cozy and lovely. It wasn't touristic place at all like some local's house, that was the best part of it. Absolutely the cooking class was super good. The foods, even better than a restaurant. I really enjoyed it! Highly recommend!!!
Read more + Miju S. | Feb 2020
Our cooking class had five people and it was a really good experience. Chris shared a lot of knowledge at the markets and the cooking class was fun! I would highly recommend!
Read more + Kimberley J. | Feb 2020
"Such a Wonderful Experience!"
Ratanak (Nak) was so full of knowledge and joy teaching our intimate class. After wandering through the market answering our questions, we took a tuk tuk to a breezy rooftop where we began cooking our feast! We made 4 delicious dishes I cannot wait to bring back to Canada with me and cook for my family! This was one of my favourite experiences while in Siem Reap.
Read more + Jillian F. | Feb 2020
"Great cookery afternoon!"
This was a wonderful afternoon and a great thing to do during your stay in Siem Reap.
We were a small group of 6 and started off with a short time at a local market. Chris filled us in with all sorts of tips and information about buying local produce and then drove us out to his home where we had the class. The chef was cheery and so informative, again sharing lots of tips - including alternative ingredients to find at home - and ideas on local food and how to get the best form the flavours. We prepared a delicious 3 course meal which we then ate in the lovely garden.
Read more + Aveline E. | Feb 2020
"Human, friendly and yummy"
Everything was great from the market tour to the meal preping. In a calm atmosphere, you will cook delicious meal with simple steps in no hurry. Chef is good and gives you some advice, talk about Cambodian way to do things.
Very good and authentic experience, can not recommend more.