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Bamboo Tree Cooking Class

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Bamboo Tree Restaurant and Cooking School opened June 2014 and owner Linda brings 13 years of experience as a chef and instructor. This cooking class is a needed addition to Luang Prabang and we can highly recommend it as one of the best classes in town—if the group size is small.

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Most cooking classes in Luang Prabang follow a basic formula of a market tour, then a lesson on four to six dishes; Bamboo Tree is no different. The class kicks off at the restaurant, located in the popular row eateries on the Nam Khan river road.

Squeezing in for a closer look at pepperwood. Photo taken in or around Bamboo Tree Cooking Class, Luang Prabang, Laos by Cindy Fan.

Squeezing in for a closer look at pepperwood. Photo: Cindy Fan

One of the unusual points about the class is that there’s no regular set menu. For every class, participants decide what they want to make from a long list of 24 dishes. There were five students in our class and we each democratically chose one dish. Initially we were skeptical at how the selection process would work and assumed it’d be messy and unbalanced. However, to our surprise, it worked out perfectly. With Linda’s gentle guidance, we had selected an appetiser, soup, salad, curry and main. Plus a lesson on sticky rice was automatically included and Linda threw in a dessert for ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 600 words.)

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