Experience a taste of Laos with Tamarind Cooking School!
Your cooking class will start with a trip to the market (*full tour only). Here you will see where the locals come to shop and learn about the traditional food used in Laotian cooking. Fresh ingredients are vital in Lao cuisine and you will pick up the things you need for your cooking session here.
After returning from the market, you will be taken to the beautiful setting of Tamarind Gardens, where the cooking class will be taking place. Your English speaking teacher will explain about Lao food etiquette and also introduce the traditional techniques which you will be using to create the day’s dishes.
On the menu for the class is the following:
- Different types of jeow: Lao spicy dipping sauces
- Mok Pa: Dish of herbed fish steamed in banana leaves
- Sticky rice
- Lemongrass stuffed with chicken and herbs
- Laap/koy: Minced meat salad with fragrant herbs
- Dessert: Wait and see what you get!
Techniques that you will get the opportunity to try include using a pestle and mortar, cooking over an open fire and using bamboo baskets to steam food.
*The half-day class does not include the market visit and there will be one less dish to cook*