The Best Cooking Classes in Luang Prabang, Laos

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Northern Lao food uses the traditional flavors of Laos such as garlic, lemongrass, chilis and kafir lime, combining them into pallet-pleasing delicacies. Discover the best of Lao cooking in Luang Prabang by taking a cooking class at one of these renown schools. Learn from local chefs and bring home the knowledge to re-create your favorite dishes.

1. Tamarind Restaurant and Cooking School

Market, Restaurant, Asian

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Tamarind Restaurant is located on the Nam Khan in historic Luang Prabang. The longer day class and shorter evening cooking classes are taught in Tamarind Gardens, an idyllic outdoor setting surrounded by lily ponds. Transportation to and from the Gardens in included in tuition. Day participants start with a trip to the market to purchase ingredients for dishes such as chicken stuffed in lemongrass, jeow and mango sticky rice. If you are vegetarian, inform the instructor in advance as there is a veggie-friendly menu available.

Traveling Spoon

Traveling Spoon’s cooking school business model connects travels with local hosts who share a home-cooked meal prepared in their kitchen. In an intimate setting, participants learn about local cuisine and culture while working side by side with a home chef to make a delicious meal. Choose your host and cook dishes such as mok pa (fish in banana leaves), soups, sin dad (Lao barbecue) or Lao soups. The hosts in Luang Prabang come from different ethnic backgrounds, speak English and are excited to share their family traditions with you.

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