Cooking Classes in Luang Prabang

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Developed a taste for sticky rice? Some of Luang Prabang's best restaurants offer cooking classes sharing their kitchens' best-loved local recipes visitors.

Generally, classes run a full day from morning until dinner and begin with a visit to the fresh market for shopping and an introduction to all the herbs and spices essential to Lao cuisine. Participants then prepare a two-course lunch and a three-course dinner with typical sides of sticky rice and jeowbong (chilli paste). All schools can alter recipes to accommodate vegetarians.

The shorter evening classes are more a demonstration followed by a tasting, but participants also get a recipe book so they can replicate what they see. Class size is limited, so it's best to sign up a day or two in advance.

The following restaurants each offer their own cooking class:

Tamarind
T: (020) 777 0484.
http://www.tamarindlaos.com
Day class 09:00-15:00, 270,000 kip, evening class 16:00-20:30, 200,000 kip

Tamnak Lao
T: (071) 252 525
http://www.tamnaklao.net
Day class 10:00-17:00 $30, evening class 17:00-19:30 $20 (classes Mon-Sat)


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