You will visit a local market and get to know some secrets of Khmer culture. Afterwards, Lily & Chris will welcome you to their traditional Khmer family house in Siem Reap countryside, only 5 minutes from town for a relaxed introduction to home-style Cambodian Cuisine. There you will experience a 100% hands-on cooking class and able to cook this way again back home with Lily’s Secret Garden Cookbook. And at last but not least, you will enjoy the delicious meal you created step by step at Lily’s home, whatever your level of cooking is!
Morning cooking class menu
Afternoon cooking class menu
Free pick-up and drop-off from the hotels in Central Siem Reap area. Please indicate your hotel address in the booking page. If you have your own transportation or haven't booked your hotel yet, please meet at either: 1) Lilypop restaurant on Taphul road in Siem Reap or 2) Central Hostel on 7 Makara Street or 3) The Missing Socks Laundry Cafe Night Market st. Please indicate which option you choose in the comment section.
You will receive the confirmation of your booking's availability within 24 hours. Once confirmed, please present your booking reference number at the cooking school.
Full refund will be issued for cancellation made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
Chris was so kind even when we were running late for the class. Market tour was very good and Darwin the chef was very accommodating. Only suggestion for improvement would be to provide water with ice as it was very very hot on the day of our class.
I really enjoyed my cooking class. Food was fresh and delicious and I learned a lot about khmer culture and food.
This cooking class was an amazing experience including a market visit and we made a red curry from scratch!
Chris and Darwin were fantastic. We would highly recommend Lily’s secret garden cooking class.
The class well organized. First we went to the local market. It was very interesting. We learned a lot about local products and the culter and life of cambodian people. The dishes were very delicious.
Unforgettable experience with awesome people!
I enjoyed the trip to the market, making the food, and of course eating the food!!
We all enjoyed our visit to the market & the whole cooking class. Even my 16 year old son loved it!
A really lovely experience to share as a family & connect with locals
The structure was good, it was informative in positive way, you will learn a lot about Cambodian vegetable and fruits. We were very impressed by warm welcoming enviroment, as you were invited traditional Cambodian family house. You don’t need to worry even if your cooking skills are not so strong, you will still have fun. Thank you so much for great experience! We highly recommend this class. Dean and Yoko
While we were initially disappointed to not have Lilly as our chef, the chef that they’ve been working with was very good, personable and knowledgeable. The local market was definitely the highlight as we were the only tourists there. Would definitely recommend!
A fun class of 5 people in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere
My wife and I had a great time at Lily's Secret Garden cooking class. The class was limited to only 6 people, which provided an intimate setting for learning about Cambodia cuisine while having great conversation with the other participants. The food that we made was superb and all of the kitchen supplies and utensils were clean and like-new. We would definitely recommend this class to anybody interested in learning about Cambodian cuisine in a fun way.... The visit to the market to purchase some ingredients was also a nice experience - we were able to learn about ingredients that are native to this region of the globe. 5 stars overall!
My wife and I absolutely loved this cooking class. The experience and the food were both great. This class starts off by taking everyone to the market to buy the ingredients to be used in the recipes. We then return to the kitchen, which was very new and clean, to learn about the Cambodian cuisine and to prepare our food. We would definitely recommend this class!
Market trip was great - we learned a lot about the different ingredients and how they are used. Cooking class itself was a guided do-it-yourself which I think is the best way. Khmer chef guides you through a real Khmer way to cook and how the ingredients are best used. Everyone sits down together to eat at the end - so full by the end! Recommended!
Very professional and very informative. It is a cultural experience that you need to go into with an open mind. Thank you Chris and head chief Darwin. My taste buds thank you for enlightening us to the traditional Cambodian way if cooking.
3 vegans left stuffed and satisfied. The red curry we made from scratch was incredible. And all 3 courses were easily customizable to be vegan. Chef Darwin and host Chris were kind, friendly, and informative. One of the highlights was seeing fresh coconut cream made from coconuts in the market. We would definitely recommend!
Chris picked us up from our hotel in his tuk tuk and drove us to the market. We walked around with him while he talked to us about the ingredients he was buying. He was very knowledgeable and friendly! We then headed to Lily's Secret Garden. We met the chef, Darwin, who would be teaching us how to make the recipes. We had a great group, 3 of us and 2 others. We all laughed and chatted as we cooked. Darwin gave us easy instructions, and the food was delicious. I'd highly recommend it!!
The location for the class was beautiful and very intimate and personal. Darwin the chef was sweet and very helpful and chris the host was delightful. Food was delicious
Chris picked us up from our hotel and took us to the local market to buy some of the ingredients. Then he took us to his home where the cooking class was held. It was a lovely set up and very well led by Darwin. The class was very small and intimate and after cooking, we were served the food we cooked at the dinner table. It was like cooking and having dinner with friends. Would highly recommend if you are in siem reap. Chris is a great host and Darwin was very sweet too. Went home with a. Cookbook and chris even sent some photos that they took of us by email. The food was delicious
This was my first activity as soon as I arrived in Siem Reap and I had a great afternoon going a bit around town and then cooking and eating at Lily's Secret Garden. Chris and Lily are both lovely and really friendly. Little Austin was also happy to see us :) The class was easy to follow and fun. I was just a bit disappointed that in the afternoon class' market tour was not really long, since most of the stalls at the market are closed. It would be helpful to add this into the class description, so anyone interested in a more detailed and full market experience they should go for a morning class. The recipe book is also great and will soon be making a Khmer dinner for my friends :) Thank you Lilly, Chris and Austin for this great experience!
This was by far the best cooking class we have tried! You get picked up by Chris and he shows you around in this really local marked which was great fun! After that you go to their home where they have a very nice outdoor kitchen with great facilities. You feel very at home and lily and her staff are very nice ;-) The level of cooking is good - it is not too hard but also not too easy. We really enjoyed our time in Lily's secret garden and would definitely recommend it to others! And as a bonus you get a certificate and a cook book, which is really good so that you can try to cook the meals at home. Thank you to Chris and Lily for a great experience!
Awesome food. Chris and Lily are super nice and their son is adorable. Cooking class was great. Would recommend this class to anyone coming to Siem Reap.