Lily’s Secret Garden Cooking Class | Half Day | SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

Country & Activity: | Where:
Lily's Secret Garden


(1 Review)

(1 customer review)
100% of travellers said they loved this activity.
  • Duration: Average 4 Hours (Morning or Afternoon)
  • Learn How to Cook 3 Dishes: 1 Starter, 1 Main, 1 Dessert
  • Free Pick up/Drop from Hard Rock Cafe in Siem Reap
  • Cultural Visit to a Local Food and Spices Market
  • Number #1 Cooking Class in Siem Reap on Trip Advisor


  • Save your place with a small deposit today.
  • Deposit 100% refundable.
  • Checkout secured by Stripe.

The Number #1 Cooking Class in Siem Reap on Trip Advisor

The easy ‘home’ Cooking Class made in Cambodia. The course is suitable for chefs of all levels.

Taking place in a Cambodian family house in Siem Reap, Lily’s Secret Garden is a friendly cooking class, only 5 minutes from the centre (most of the city’s hotels are within 10 to 15 minutes away). All ingredients are included and the class is a hands-on experience. This is not one of those classes where you simply watch and learn!

Let our professional Cambodian chefs show you how to cook delicious Khmer dishes.

Enthusiast chef Lily has tailored this course to offer her students the very best of Khmer cuisine. Chef Darwin leads students through the preparation of extremely popular Cambodian dishes. All dishes are made from fresh local ingredients.

Enjoy cooking in a beautiful Cambodian house and its luscious garden.

Students enjoy personalised attention. There is a maximum of 6 participants (up to 8 for families and group of friends on special request only) to ensure that everyone receives the attention they need.

Authentic Khmer experience in a family house.

This is much more than just a cooking class, this is a chance to get off the beaten tourist path and experience something truly local. Aside from the cooking, this is a chance to experience true immersion into Cambodian culture.

100% hands-on. Outstanding value for money.

For just $25 US you can learn to cook flavourful dishes (starter, main and dessert) from A to Z, including free transportation from Siem Reap Centre (meeting point at Hard Rock Cafe in Siem Reap) and a welcome drink. Wi-Fi is also available on location for Free.

You will be rewarded with a certificate to celebrate your new skills as a Khmer chef.

Certainly, don’t come with a full stomach, but don’t forget to eat a little something as you will need some energy for cooking!

Morning Class:

Typical Program (Can Vary)

  • 8:30 am: Pick up for everyone is from Hard Rock Cafรฉ in downtown Siem Reap (FREE).
  • 9:00 am: Visit the local produce market.
  • 9:45 am: Introduction to Khmer cooking technique. Guided meal preparation.
  • After 12noon: Lunch on the terrace.
  • After lunch: Free drop off.

1) Fresh spring rolls stuffed with chicken and delicious homemade peanut sauce.
2) Lort Cha: thick short rice noodles with chicken, cooked in the wok.
3) Coconut cream and egg covered pumpkin or palm sugar filled glutinous rice balls.

Afternoon Class:

Typical Program (Can Vary)

  • 2:30 pm: Pick up for everyone is from Hard Rock Cafรฉ in downtown Siem Reap (FREE).
  • 3:00 pm: Visit the local produce market.
  • 3:45 pm: Introduction to Khmer cooking technique. Guided meal preparation.
  • After 6 pm: Lunch on the terrace.
  • After dinner: Free drop off.

1) Green mango salad with chicken.
2) Cambodian chicken red curry.
3) Banana or pumpkin in coconut cream.

Note: Vegan, vegetarian, allergy? Special dietary request? Don’t worry, this is a cooking class for all. Please just inform us of your preference at the time of booking.

Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 72 hours before the start of the activity. PLEASE NOTE: This policy refers to the payment made to South East Asia Backpacker at the time of booking. All subsequent payments to the operator of your chosen activity fall under their own refund policy
  • For cancellations made fewer than 72 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker.ย 
  • If your date change is not agreed upon, as long as it is more than 72 hours before the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
  • The remaining payment for the experience is payable directly to the operator.
  • The operator can request the remaining payment via an online payment link OR upon arrival at the destination.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the operator, is based on the terms and conditions of the operator, over which South East Asia Backpacker have no control.
  • Please see our customer terms and conditions for more information.

Why Book With Us?

Hi, I’m Nikki and I started South East Asia Backpacker in 2008 after my own first solo backpacking trip! My vision was to create a travel diary for everyone, a place for travellers to share their experiences from the road. After backpacking and writing about Southeast Asia for over 10 years, I saw the opportunity to provide backpackers with the kind of experiences that I’d treasured myself in the region!ย 

Today, there is so much choice, but there are a lot of poor-quality tours and companies that offer mediocre experiences with little care for the environment. I wanted to create a selection of the best tours and activities to help backpackers avoid scams and dodgy tour companies.

Today, I run this website with my partner, Dave, from Spain, where we live with our energetic two-year-old daughter, Evie. All of the bookable activities that you will find on this website have been vetted by a member of our team and we have a friendly relationship with the operator. There are real humans behind South East Asia Backpacker and we are passionate about sustainable travel and development in Southeast Asia.

We are committed to helping travellers at every stage of the journey and understand that plans can change which is why we offer a full discount on the deposit up to 48 hours before the start of your trip, no questions asked. We offer advice on flights, visas, itineraries, hostels, backpacks, packing and more!

If you have any questions about our business or any of the tours that we provide, feel free to contact me on Whatsapp.

Operator Information

  • Store Name: Lily's Secret Garden
  • Operator: Lily's Secret Garden
  • 5.00 rating from 1 review

1 review for Lily’s Secret Garden Cooking Class | Half Day | SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

  1. Marlene

    One of my highlights of 3 months of traveling! I can highly recommend it. I learned so much about all the ingredients and how to cook them, obviously. I really enjoyed going to a local market before. The Khmer dishes we cooked were just amazing. You even get a little cook book to take home. They’re very lovely and passionate people.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Shopping Basket
Scroll to Top