Who knew I would have so much fun learning to cook like a Cambodian local? The tour began with a tuk tuk ride from my hotel to a beautiful hotel in what seemed like a remote village but in actuality was just outside Siem Reap. The backdrop for the cooking class was idyllic. We were surrounded by lush greenery including a lovely herb garden. Before we began cooking, our guide took us to the homestead of a local family just a short walk away where we were able to see a traditional Cambodian kitchen and ask questions of the host. When we returned to the outdoor kitchen, a chef was there to walk us through the preparation of a three-course Khmer meal. We made fish amok, mango salad and bananas with palm sugar and grated coconut. Boy was it delicious! This was such a fun excursion...worth every penny.
This was an amazing class! We were pick up on time by tuk-tuk. We were then transported a little bit out of town to the location for the cooking class. It was such a clean, well organized experience! The teachers were English speaking and gave directions a few steps at a time so as not to overwhelm or leave anyone behind--even my two school-age kids were able to keep up! The food we made was delicious and will be easy to replicate at home. I would absolutely recommend this class again! Great job!