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Tamnak Lao Cooking School

Sakarine Rd, Ban Watsene, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 252 525
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Great experience!

I have to say I'm a little baffled by all of the negative reviews on here. I opted to give it a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Carrie G
Look for a Better Cooking School in Luang Prabang

Following a very yummy dinner at The Three Nagas, we were inspired to learn to cook the local food... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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Sakarine Rd, Ban Watsene, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 252 525
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Following a very yummy dinner at The Three Nagas, we were inspired to learn to cook the local food. The sign for the Tamnak Cooking School is right outside The Three Nagas, so we took the easy way and signed up. SO disappointing. There was...More

Thank Nana-Ipo
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We signed up for a shorter class - roughly 2.5 hours - which meant we missed the morning market visit but paid less than advertised at other cooking classes in the town. The fun quotient was there - all the ingredients were experimental and interesting...More

1  Thank FloraW
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I signed up for the full day cooking class and being a solo traveller was looking forward to a day with fellow cooks. Sadly it was not to be and I was the only one there. On the plus side I got one to one...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Let's start with the good: Everyone really made their dishes which both helped me learn to cook them, and let me halve the crazy amounts of salt and sugar used in all dishes throughout Asia. We got cookbooks which had lots of informative bits about...More

1  Thank Colorado-Miss
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Do you want to have an interesting and relaxed evening while learning good knowlede about the laos kitchen? Also laugh and have fun while cooking your delicous meal? Yes? Then just avoid going anywhere close this place! We were really suprised, that 2.5 hours for...More

Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We did a day cooking course couple weeks ago. The local market visit was enjoyable, but too fast and not too informative. As soon as we get back, chefs demonstrated the dishes reasonably. After that, there was no interaction while we're cooking. Chefs seemed to...More

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

I did the evening class as there is so much to do in laos and I have so little time! Really great fun. Good class. The two chefs are great. They first demonstrated four dishes- you then taste them and decide which dish you want...More

Thank Derbyland
Reviewed 23 December 2016

I enrolled for the Tamnak Lao Cooking School about 5 days before the time I wanted to attend, and was the only one enrolled. However by the day I had 4 other companions from the UK and France. (I am Australian) The class began at...More

1  Thank Bill E
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This was a good introduction to Lao cuisine. We did the day course and enjoyed the market visit. The day is very structured and each dish is demonstrated and then you cook it at your bench station. On this they delivered. And the recipe book...More

Thank Pip B
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