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Address: Ban Hysok | Bookings: The Full Moon Cafe in the Old Town, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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+856 20 55 699 429

Lao Experiences offers Lao cooking and culture in Nook's garden by the...

Lao Experiences offers Lao cooking and culture in Nook's garden by the Mekong River. Learn about ingredients you will use to create your Lao lunch. Make a variety of popular Lao dishes using traditional implements and techniques. Learn secrets of making perfect sticky rice. Meet at The Full Moon Cafe at 8:00am for our Fresh Market Tour & Tasting, 10am for our Lao Cooking Course. Book and pay at The Full Moon Cafe (Rue Francois Ngin) Riverside Precinct the previous day.

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Our favorite day in Vientiane!

We loved our Lao Experience with Nouk - definitely our favorite day. The market tour was great. We've been to markets all over Asia, but Lao certainly had some things we hadn't... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our Lao Experience with Nouk - definitely our favorite day. The market tour was great. We've been to markets all over Asia, but Lao certainly had some things we hadn't seen before. The fruits and vegetables are gorgeous. We sampled some coconut water and roasted pig. Our stop for the Lao coffee was a fun surprise, with delicious... More 

Thank travelvixen9
Sitiawan, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Take the combined market tour & cooking class. Can highly recommend this Lao food cooking class ! Simon and Nouk and Team are nice, great + knowledgeable people. Don't miss this one . . . .

Thank Peter M
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful Lao experience on Christmas Day. Wife, Daughter and I had booked with Simon online and a Tuk Tuk came to pick us up from hotel. Nouk took us to a local market where we bought the ingredients of what we were going to cook. Then we went to a coffee shop to have some rest and a... More 

Thank sing_trav_888
Lomma, Sweden
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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We did the combined market tour and cooking class with Nouk. Learned how to cook some of basic Lao dishes, very tasty! Great teacher that met us with warmth and kindness and a decent amount of humor. Really recommend this cooking class!

Thank EmilSF
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We did the market tour and cooking class with Nouk. She is a very talented cook and very knowledgeable foodie. The market tour really add value to the cooking session. The dishes at her outdoor kitchen were as good as any meal we had in Laos. We have taken more than a dozen cooking classes in Canada and SE Asia.... More 

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

I took this class back in Jan 2016. I've taken other cooking classes in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. This was the most expensive one I've taken. Don't get me wrong, the class was great. Nook and the team really did a great job communicating with me before and during the class. They set my expectations. Nook is very knowledgeable about... More 

3 Thank Marcin B
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

You can choose between doing a guided market tour, cooking class or both. We decided to do both. After the guided market tour we had a coffee break and were then taken to the backyard of the teacher's home to do the cooking. We prepared about 4-5 different dishes and ate them afterwards. Nook, the teacher, was really friendly and... More 

2 Thank maracujaschorle
Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a tour of the local food market with Nouk and then enjoyed cooking and eating a fantastic authentic Lao meal. Everything we well organised, fresh and friendly.

2 Thank Debra R
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Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

This was the best thing about Vientiane! Nook accommodated every gastric concern and explained everything clearly. The cooking seemed simple and the resulting food - amazing - I ate so much I could hardly move! It was awesome to see the wet market with an insider's-eye and I learned so much! A definite must do in Vientiane!

2 Thank Ellen H
Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

Wonderful experience all around! We always love market tours and seeing local goods. The cooking and people were great. Thank you Nouk!

Thank Mbeith

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