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With Cambodian cuisine tantalising the tastebuds of visitors from across the globe, learning how to cook a handful dishes is a great skill to take back home. Here are some of the best cooking classes to sign up for during a trip to Phnom Penh.
Growing up in rural Kampong Cham as the youngest of seven children, Veasna Kay was destined for a life following in the footsteps of his rice farming forefathers. However, he loved to spend time in the kitchen, helping his mother prepare food for the family, spawning his lifelong passion for cooking. After moving to Phnom Penh in his teens, Veasna worked in kitchen across the capital. Now, he is running his own venture, Veasna in the Kitchen, offering private and small group cooking classes and dining experiences.
159e1 Sisowath Quay. T. +855 (0)89 392 921
Khmer Souen and Australian Frances run a series of local tours throughout the capital, with cooking classes included. Intimate groups – a maximum of four – take a tour of the market to buy ingredients before learning to rustle up three dishes, dessert and the perfect bowl of rice in the kitchen. Soft drinks and beer are included, with recipes available to take home.
Boueng Kenk Kong 1. T. +855 (0)12 507 097