Cambodian Cooking Class In The Siem Reap Countryside

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Visit the countryside outside Siem reap for a hands-on Khmer cooking class and a chance to witness rural life in Cambodia. You'll tour a local village and glimpse the kitchen in a traditional home, and then head to a cooking school situated in a charming indoor-outdoor venue. A professional chef teaches you the secrets to making three delicious Khmer dishes while you help prepare the meal. Afterward, have time to relax on the garden pavilion at sunset before enjoying the feast that you made. This 4-hour activity is limited to 12 for a small-group experience with your guide.


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Dinner included
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Led by a local guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

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After pickup from Siem Reap hotels by tuk tuk, head to a nearby village for a short tour of the local community.

During the approximate 15-minute drive, you may see farmers returning from the rice fields, spot buffalo or oxcarts, get a glimpse of traditional homes, and see some of the fruits and vegetables that grow in the area. You can even look inside someones kitchen and check out the charcoal pot used to cook an entire family meal.

Once you've seen the village, head to the lovely venue that hosts your cooking class. Your guide takes you into the herb garden to show you some commonly used culinary herbs and to collect some fresh ones for tonights dishes.

Then begin your class, following along as your cooking teacher shows you how to prepare an appetizer, main course and dessert, as well as your choice of a cocktail or herbal tea. Youll work at your own cooking station and learn simple presentation techniques that will impress the guests at your next dinner party. Dishes may change, but a sample menu might consist of mango salad, fish amok (a traditional Cambodian dish) and bananas cooked with palm sugar.

When the preparation is over, you have time to relax with your classmates on the tranquil dining pavilion while the professional staff puts the final touches on your meal. Sip your cocktail or herbal tea next to the tropical garden as you watch the sunset.

Then sit down to dinner! Savor the tasty dishes you made, and receive a copy of the recipes to take home with you.

Your tour ends with hotel drop-off back in Siem Reap.

Inclusions for Cambodian Cooking Class In The Siem Reap Countryside

  • Local guide and chef
  • Ingredients and instructions for preparing three dishes
  • 3-course dinner accompanied by a cocktail or tea
  • One cooking station per person
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottle of water
  • Printed recipe card

Exclusions for Cambodian Cooking Class In The Siem Reap Countryside

  • Additional beverages (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 12 years old

Please dress conservatively; knees and shoulders must be covered

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

During the rainy season, it is recommended that you bring an umbrella or light jacket; ponchos are available for a small fee from local shops or markets, if necessary

Hotel pickup for this tour occurs from 4pm to 4:15pm, and varies due to how long it may take the guide to pick up all the customers; please be ready no later than 4pmpm

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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6 Traveler Reviews

  • Sophia was wonderful. Her knowledge, patience, and friendly spirit made this an unforgettable experience.

  • Very average tour. Was meant to be a 4 hour tour but ours barely lasted 3 hours. We were the only ones on it and we were supposed to visit a village which didn't happen. When we got to the cooking it was disorganised.

  • Our guide and chef Sophia was so lovely. we made some fabulous meals in a very clean setting, both my daughter and i were very impressed. would recommend this to anyone who loves food.

  • This cooking class was excellent! the countryside was beautiful. We really appreciated the tour of the neighboring village as we met an absolutely beautiful woman who was gracious enough to show us how she prepares dinner for her family. The meal we learned to make was delicious and we learned new techniques for cooking Khmer food.

  • One of the best activities we've done in Sieam Reap. We were a bit unlucky and couldn't visit the city because it started raining very strongly. They managed to pick us up and take us to the cooking place. It was very beautiful, we could cook a wide range of typical Cambodian dishes with every detailed step explained. At the end they gave us the printed recipes and also prepared a dinner with our own dishes. Recommended activity in the island.

  • This was an absolutely outstanding experience. Will do it again when we return to Cambodia. Our guide / chef - Soppi? - made the class very memorable - as did the setting which is set in a well manicured and laid out garden adjacent to local villages. Brilliant. Thank you Soppi.

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