Really enjoyed the morning with Ben and the rest of the crew. Started the morning with an interesting visit to Ben's local market, got a tour around and learned interesting facts e.g. about how different plants are used for medicinal purposes. Also got to taste lovely crunchy crickets and beetles. Would definitely recommend giving it a go! Got to cook really tasty spring rolls from scratch, beautiful amok as well as gorgeous pumpkin custard desert. Last but not least got to eat it too. Just lovely. Would definitely recommend the class!
reviewed by Kaisa N | Mar 2018
I was the only customer and it was quite far away from Siem Reap. We visited the local market (45 minutes with tuk-tuk) and my guide was introducing me to local vegetables and herbs, which I hadn't tasted before. We prepared Cambodian spring rolls, chicken amok and pumpkin coconut custard. Everything was super tasty and well organized. Thank you!
Really engaging and insightful into Cambodian cooking. Enjoyed visiting the market and learning about traditional cooking/ingredients and what dishes they’re typically used in. Went with a friend who was vegan and although the dish originally contained meat it was easy to just use replacements and alter the dishes.
Great experience with great people. They picked us up from hotel and we got to experience giving back to orphan children nearby. We had the time to interact with them. They were so kind and beautiful. Then we went straight to our market tour we got the chance to speak with Cambodian locals and asked them questions about their spices as culture. The cooking class started right after. The chef was very great at his specialty. It was an authentic Cambodian encounter. We shared experiences and life tips with our co-tourists. It was a great experience to be with a group of people who were all very jolly and happy to spend time with you. At the end of the day we shared our meal on a very traditional farm house and had a fantastic time altogether. Worth every penny!
Good people, good food, great stories! Worth every penny! You get the taste of real cambodia in the market and at the farm house and it’s was not like tourist trap or really set tour but they took time to talk and chat :) we stayed there much longer for example! I recommend it to everyone.
We were picked up at our hotel and taken to the village to pick up 3 more people. They had done research and brought school supplies and clothing for the kiddos in the nearby orphanage! We got to interact with them and they were all so sweet and thankful! We went to the local market and learned about local foods. We all even tried bugs! They weren’t that bad. We went back to the village and made food over fire. It was so much fun!
Well organised, good fun and we learned something. Very pleased to see that the organisers are using our revenue to help an orphanage. Would recommend
The day was very enjoyable and Ben puts his heart and soul into it. The food was delicous and I cant wait to try and recreate it at home.
I would highly recommend the course to anyone who travels to Cambodia. Not only do you get a full cooking lesson but also a tour of a market as well. Ben is an amazing person and loves to share his experiences and knowledge with you. 10/10