Khmer Cooking Classes
If you’re interested in learning how to cook tasty Cambodian Dishes as part of your wider Cambodia holiday package, then Siem Reap Khmer cookery school is perfect for you. These cooking classes take place 10 minutes outside Siem Reap town in a rural village and as part of the experience you will get to meet a local family, learn about food, customs, superstitions and beliefs. You also have to opportunity to explore the market and village as well as seeing some of the ingredients growing, before learning how to cook them.
Some guide books say that Cambodia’s cuisine is nothing to write home about and a poorer cousin to Thai and Vietnamese cuisines. We feel that is completely untrue. A thousand years ago the Khmer Kingdom, which centred on Angkor, ruled an empire that included most of south-east Asia. Hence many of the Thai and other regional dishes date their roots back to Khmer cooking from that time! While there are similarities, Cambodian cuisine should be taken in its own right. Khmer recipes go back to the days before the introduction of the chili, so are consequently much milder than most Asian food.
Half Day Classes (Class Times 9:30am or 12:30pm)
We hold a morning and an afternoon class, each three hours in duration. With these classes you have the option of joining a group, or selecting a private experience. As a minimum, on the shorter classes you will create 3 Cambodian specialities, that you will be able to go and re-produce at home. For longer classes you will have the opportunity to learn more Khmer specialties. Classes are hands on, fun and extremely interactive. Each person has their own cooking station, with everyone able to sample all of the dishes.
- Khmer Mango Salad
- Fish Amok
- Sticky rice flour balls with palm sugar topped with grated coconut
- Cambodian Curry
- Fresh Spring Rolls
- Nom Tong Nuyen (A traditional Khmer rice pudding usually served at weddings)
Unique Dinning Experience
Enjoy a unique dining experience in Siem Reap. Your own private chef will cook a three course meal just for you, in your own private pavilion. Enjoy a welcome drink over sunset and then sit back and watch dusk turn into night. Your pavilion is surrounded by bamboo flares and candle light. Your private chef and waiter will ensure you have the perfect evening. This is ideal for couples or friends and the perfect romantic dinner. Includes welcome drinks, three course meal, a bottle of wine and free flowing soft drinks as well as return transfers from your hotel.
* Please select your menu at the time of booking.