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Local Market Tour and Private Cooking Class and Meal In the Middle of Inle Lake provided by Traveling Spoon

Local Market Tour and Private Cooking Class and Meal In the Middle of Inle Lake

Local Market Tour and Private Cooking Class and Meal In the Middle of Inle Lake
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AU$133.57
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Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
About
Join your host Min for a private tour of the local market before you climb aboard his boat and head to his home in the middle of Inle Lake to experience a hands-on cooking lesson. Min and his wife will teach you to cook popular Burmese (Shan) dishes in their open, outdoor kitchen in the middle of beautiful Inle Lake. This unique experience will allow you to learn about Burmese food and culture from a true local and try authentic Shan cuisine you won't be able to find in restaurants!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • After Min picks you up from your hotel, you will drive to the market to learn more about local herbs and ingredients used in Shan cuisine. This is a five-day rotating market, so it is in a different location each day. You will be able to taste different local specialities before joining Min and his wife for your hands-on cooking lesson, where you will learn to make 2-3 Burmese dishes from scratch. Let Min tell you about Inle food, culture and way of life during your two-hour cooking class before you share the meal you helped prepare. Since the only way to get to Min and his wife May's modest bamboo home that sits atop Inle Lake is by boat, you will enjoy a beautiful ride through the village. The kitchen and dining area are out in the open, in the middle of Inle Lake, with stunning views of the floating garden and mountains in the background - what a beautiful way to get a glimpse into the life of a local family in this magical village and a taste of Myanmar's delicious cuisine!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • After Min picks you up from your hotel, you will drive to the market to learn more about local herbs and ingredients used in Shan cuisine. This is a five-day rotating market, so it is in a different location each day. You will be able to taste different local specialities before joining Min and his wife for your hands-on cooking lesson, where you will learn to make 2-3 Burmese dishes from scratch. Let Min tell you about Inle food, culture and way of life during your two-hour cooking class before you share the meal you helped prepare. Since the only way to get to Min and his wife May's modest bamboo home that sits atop Inle Lake is by boat, you will enjoy a beautiful ride through the village. The kitchen and dining area are out in the open, in the middle of Inle Lake, with stunning views of the floating garden and mountains in the background - what a beautiful way to get a glimpse into the life of a local family in this magical village and a taste of Myanmar's delicious cuisine!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P147
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pick up and drop-off from your central Nyaung Shwe or Inle Lake hotel
  • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Min
  • Beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Any personal purchases
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Your host Mr. Min will pick you up from your centrally located hotel in Nyaung Shwe or Inle Lake.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a home to meet a local who is an expert cook and share their culture and cuisine together.
  • Please note, the market at Inle Lake is closed two days per month, at the full moon and the new moon. Please ask during booking to confirm if your visit coincides with a closed market day.
  • Service animals allowed
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Pick up and drop-off from your central Nyaung Shwe or Inle Lake hotel
  • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Min
  • Beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Any personal purchases
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Your host Mr. Min will pick you up from your centrally located hotel in Nyaung Shwe or Inle Lake.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a home to meet a local who is an expert cook and share their culture and cuisine together.
  • Please note, the market at Inle Lake is closed two days per month, at the full moon and the new moon. Please ask during booking to confirm if your visit coincides with a closed market day.
  • Service animals allowed
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

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Freya G
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Fabulous day
Aug. 2019 • Solo
Today promptly at 8am I was greeted by the animated Mr. Min in my hotel lobby. After quick introductions we made our way down to the local market and bought all the ingredients for the feast we would be cooking. Along the way Min explained what the different types of vegetables, fish and foods were (some I had never heard of before, let alone seen).
We then made our way by boat to Min’s purpose built kitchen where his sister was waiting, already busy chopping and preparing. It was beautiful out on the lake with the mountains in the background.

Min’s English is very good and he explained everything in detail. It was a very hands on class and at the end I was given a little laminated book of all the dishes we had prepared to be able to go home and cook from.

Another thing which I really liked is that Min is very concerned about our environment and the impact of tourism so he tries to be sustainable wherever possible. He has a composting toilet, uses cloth napkins and hand towels instead of paper towels, has refillable purified water and has an annual project of planting one tree per customer as a way of giving back.
He was kind, generous, intelligent and interesting. Thank you Min for teaching me about Inle and Shan cooking and for your wonderful company. Keep up the good work!
Written 22 August 2019
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By: Traveling Spoon
Rose A
Rose A
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Cooking class meets cultural immersion on Inle Lake - LOVED it!
My experience with Min on Inle Lake was one of my favorite, most memorable experiences of a recent 10-day solo jour
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