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Great way to try new Laos foods

Brought my school trip group here for the day time cooking class. The cooking was great and the two... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
Southport, United Kingdom
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A taste of Laos

We opted for the day class starting with a visit to a local market by tuk tuk. The two chefs show... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Kerry C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Sakarine Rd, Ban Watsene, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 252 525
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 23, 2011

This Cooking School in Luang Prabang is located on Sissavong Rd opposite the Villa Santi Hotel around the side of the Tamnak Lao Restaurant and provides cooking classes for those wanting to learn how to cook a few of those fabulously tasty Lao dishes. Diabetics,...More

7  Thank Philberito
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Was not our first choice but followed the advice of a well known guidebook and ended up at this establishment. Beware of the dogs when you make a booking as they do bite. The Australian owner is more interested in what you have in your...More

4  Thank Geoff B
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

Having never tried Laos food before I came to the class with an open mind. It was just my mom and I (low season) so we had one teacher. We opted for the day class which I would highly recommend. The class starts with a...More

Thank Elke F
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We opted for the day class starting with a visit to a local market by tuk tuk. The two chefs show you how to make the dishes (7), you get to try them and then choose which ones you want to make. Lunch is two...More

Thank Kerry C
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Brought my school trip group here for the day time cooking class. The cooking was great and the two chefs were engaging, funny and good teachers. Some really tasty foods here and were given an excellent cook book to take home. It was good to...More

Thank mingram_uk
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

We opted for the morning session so it started with a trip to the market. Trip was highly educational, we learned a lot about the different herbs, the different types of rice, etc. The cooking session covers 7 types of dishes. We eat 2 for...More

Thank hweehoons
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Two of us only so we could customise what we wanted and make everything vegetarian. I would have liked more step by step instruction but the nature of Laos food is that a lot of it is prepared very quickly! Enjoyed the experience, cost was...More

Thank Megan S
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Our first Choice for a Cooking School eas fully booked so we instead booked with Tamnak Lao. It was just a small group. There were only 5 of us. We were first brought to Phou Sy Market. We were introduced to the different ingredients used...More

Thank KingRegis
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Don’t understand the low ratings of this place. Tamnak Lao cooking school deserves a much better rating. My partner and I signed up for the cooking course here as our first choice was fully booked into March. However, we were very impressed by the slick...More

Thank CarolynRedDot
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

All the other cooking schools where booked so I went here knowing for the previous reviews it wouldn’t be great. And it live up to that expectations. The chef was more focused on cleaning after his demonstrations rather than helping us food the individual meals....More

Thank Sophie S
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Not sure why this place is rated so low. The food was actually good, they show you how to cook it and then you make the entire dish from scratch. You make multiple dishes in a small class and a get a cookbook with recipes...More

Thank paegord
Reviewed October 12, 2017

I have to say I'm a little baffled by all of the negative reviews on here. I opted to give it a try anyway because it was my last full day in Luang Prabang and the more highly recommended cooking schools were already booked. I'm...More

Thank Carrie G
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