Photo: Pak Ou caves.

Cooking classes

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Generally, there are either day classes or evening classes available.

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Day classes typically 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 four to six dishes along with the essential sticky rice and jeow (Lao dips) and get the recipes in paper to take home. All schools can alter recipes to accommodate vegetarians. Some schools are more hands-on and engaging than others (which are more of a demonstration and tasting).

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:

T: (020) 777 0484.
Day class 09:00-15:00, 270,000 kip, evening class 16:00-20:30, 200,000 kip

The Terrace Restaurant
T: (071) 213331
Private class on demand, 4 hours, 280,000 kip

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

Bamboo Tree Restaurant and Cooking School
T: (020) 2242 5499
Class from around 08:00 till early afternoon is 250,000 kip per person. It includes a take home recipe book.

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