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 glad I did! It starts at 1000 which is slightly later than some of the other programs and that worked well for me. We do a market tour in a market off the peninsula but they provide transportation there. Phia traveled around the market with us pointing out all of the ingredients and "fun" items like frogs and dried rats that we don't always get in Western shops. He was very attentive and helpful. Lheng ran around collecting the items we needed for the class. I think it might have been helpful for us to have a list of the items that we would we be using while we were in the market but not a deal breaker. Then we returned to the school and had some tea or coffee as they got organized. It was only three of us so it felt like a private class. They have two dishes that you cook for your lunch and once you've prepared them, you eat and can purchase beer and sodas. After lunch, you see five other dishes and can choose three more to prepare. Because our class was so small, we opted for bringing these three dishes with us instead of sitting longer so class was able to wrap up early and we were released at 1430 with our cookbooks and three meals plus sticky rice with us. I definitely recommend trying this!
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