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Things to do in Luang Prabang

Laos traditional cooking class

  • 6 hours in total

  • Transport, ingredient included

  • Pick up at your hotel

What To Expect

A cooking class with a difference! Join us in Tamarind's picturesque lakeside pavilions. You'll cook Lao food and learn about the habits and customs at the heart of Lao cuisine.

Fresh ingredients are at the heart of Lao cuisine, with some intriguing and unfamiliar flavors. We start with a visit to the major food market; explain what the foods are and what they are used for.

The food you'll learn to make:

  • Variety of jeow: the basic Lao spicy dipping sauce.
  • Mok pa: a popular dish of herbed fish steamed in banana leaves.
  • Tamarind's specialty: lemongrass stuffed with chicken and herbs.
  • Laap/koy: a minced meat salad, garnished with herbs.
  • Dessert course!
  • And of course, you will also learn to make the perfect sticky rice and its eating etiquette.
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  • 09:00 am: Pick up from your hotel in Luang Prabang. Meet your local guide and start transferring to Tamarind's lakeside pavilions.
  • Visit a local food market, and your local guide will explain the diverse range of ingredients in Laos cuisine.
  • Arrive at Tamarind garden to cook and eat.
  • Pound ingredients in a mortar and pestle and cook over an open flame.
  • Enjoy the stunning Laos food prepared by yourself.
  • Enjoy a dessert course.
  • 03:00 pm: Transfer back to your hotel and conclude the tour.

What's included

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Luang Prabang.
  • Air-conditioned car
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Vegetarian alternatives
  • Recipe book
  • Ingredients
  • Bottled water

What's not included

  • Tips
  • Other drinks
  • Other personal expenses
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Plan your trip

Still have question?

How do I book on Inspitrip?

For most experiences on Inspitrip, there are two options: Small Group and Private tour. For both options, you can chat with your local guide and other people in your group even before the trip takes place.
  • Small group tour: operates with a maximum number of people. If you like to make new friends, this is a great option. You would pay for the trip to confirm your slot, then join a chat group with your local guide as well as fellow travel buddies, everything would be on Inspitrip. Get to know them!
  • Private tour: maximizes your privacy and allows you to freely customize the itinerary. First, request to communicate any specific needs you may have, wait a couple minutes for these requests to be confirmed, and then you can proceed to payment.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Cancellation is free if you cancel up to 48 hours before the trip date. We believe that this is the fairest way to ensure that both our travelers and local guides are happy.

Does the Small Group option still operate if there are less than the maximum number of people signed up?

Yes, even if you are the only person who signs up for the trip on a given date, the tour will still take place.

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