We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tamarind Cooking Courses

On the Nam Khan River | Ban Wat Sene, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 213 128
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Fun hands on way to Learn to Cook and Enjoy Traditional Lao Food

Not only is Tamarind one of top restaurants in Luang Prabang, it offers great cooking class. If you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Soo O
Great cooking class!

This class was so much fun and very delicious! Much to our surprise we went on a tuk tuk ride about... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sarah v
via mobile
Read all 534 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Tamarind Restaurant in Luang Prabang offers day and evening cooking classes in open air pavilions overlooking lily ponds just outside of town. Participants in day classes are taken there after a visit to the fascinating main market, where they are introduced to the unusual and intriguing ingredients that are the basis of Lao cuisine. From there it is off to Tamarind Gardens to cook Lao dishes in the authentic Lao style. Evening classes are shorter. Individual work stations allow you to follow the instructions of an entertaining and informative Lao teacher, whilst a bevy of staff clean up after you. The sessions end with a sumptuous meal, where you eat the fruits of your labours! Transport to and from Tamarind Restaurant and recipe book all included. Vegetarians welcome.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“market tour” (35 reviews)
“local market” (52 reviews)
“lao cuisine” (29 reviews)
LOCATION
On the Nam Khan River | Ban Wat Sene, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
CONTACT
Website
+856 71 213 128
Write a ReviewReviews (534)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"market tour"
in 35 reviews
"local market"
in 52 reviews
"lao cuisine"
in 29 reviews
"stuffed lemongrass"
in 25 reviews
"purple sticky rice"
in 15 reviews
"evening class"
in 22 reviews
"recipe book"
in 19 reviews
"cookery school"
in 11 reviews
"great class"
in 9 reviews
"local ingredients"
in 10 reviews
"eggplant"
in 10 reviews
"lily ponds"
in 6 reviews
"extra dishes"
in 6 reviews
"laap"
in 10 reviews
"tuk tuk"
in 50 reviews
"herbs and spices"
in 5 reviews
"chef instructor"
in 5 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 462 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Not only is Tamarind one of top restaurants in Luang Prabang, it offers great cooking class. If you opt for full day class, you will start around 9am to explore the market and see what kinds of ingredients are used for traditional Lao cuisine. Also...More

Thank Soo O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This class was so much fun and very delicious! Much to our surprise we went on a tuk tuk ride about 30mins away from the restaurant to the most beautiful site, absolutely gorgeous. Our instructor, Sit, had a great sense of humour and was an...More

Thank Sarah v
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great way to spend a late afternoon and evening...very good chef instructor and amazing and beautiful location and lots of good tips...it’s highly recommended

Thank DubaiDiva50
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are plenty of cookery schools in Luang Prabang but I chose Tamarind because of the reviews - they were amazing. I have done cookery courses in many countries but this was by far the best. You are taken to the local market in a...More

Thank anniewphoto
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to experience the nuances of a cooking class. I was very happy to choose this class. It was an awesome experience. Had a great time learning to cook different kinds of dishes. Our mentor/teacher was amazing and a great cook. Our group was...More

Thank Gaurav B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended this cooking class after an acquaintance who took the course told me to go. The course itself is very well organised. The market tour was great (Laotians really eat everything; no wonder the cats and dogs of Luang Prabang are so slim -...More

Thank Fenugreek12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I also sing highly the quality of the time spent on this cookery school. Everything was high standard starting especially with our charismatic Chef and coordinator Sit. Location, info, organised, that fish punched at my taste buds in a heavenly way. Highly recommended.

Thank Judd T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a very good and intetesting cooking course! Sit is an excellent chef - competent and entertaining. First he explained how to prepare the meal, then everybody can do it by himself. Highly recommendable if you really like cooking and do not want just...More

Thank C_and_A_OnTheRoad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fab day at the cooking school, learning lots about Laos cooking, we had a great group of 7 different nationalities. Was lovely sitting down at the end to all eat together. We drank beer during the class and had a laugh!

Thank Michelledean2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though you start at the restaurant in town, the class is actually at a lovely countryside setting. We were surprised at the difference between Lao and Thai recipes. You get a book with the recipes afterwards.

Thank Daan B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
12345647
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 71 hotels in Luang Prabang
Burasari Heritage
502 reviews
.02 km away
The View Pavilion - Boutique Hotel
87 reviews
.03 km away
Villa Laodeum Nam Khan View
70 reviews
.10 km away
The Apsara
418 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Saffron Coffee
358 reviews
.41 km away
phonheuang Cafe
88 reviews
.16 km away
3 Nagas Restaurant
774 reviews
.20 km away
Le Cafe Ban Vat Sene
656 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby Attractions
Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong)
1,814 reviews
.24 km away
Alms Giving Ceremony
3,477 reviews
.38 km away
Wat Sensoukaram
162 reviews
.09 km away
Chomphet
78 reviews
.34 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
NathalieSFO
11 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from TamarindCaroline | Property representative |
Hi Nathalie, yes, we can generally accommodate any dietary requirements in the cooking classes. We get vegetarians almost daily, and some vegans. Lao food is not at all vegetarian, usually, but we offer a number of... More
1
Vote
sanfrankate415
21 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from TamarindCaroline | Property representative |
Hi Sanfrankate. You can't sign up for a cooking class via TripAdvisor. But please drop by the restaurant for last minute bookings, or call our Front of House staff by phone. They will let you know cooking class availability... More
0
Votes
LindaSc6
27 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from TamarindCaroline | Property representative |
Hi Linda, the daytime cooking class costs 285,000 kip, which at current rates is US$35.63. The shorter evening class is 215,000 kip (US$26.88). We don't accept Australian dollars, but Suesue is right, that's around AUD$50... More
2
Votes
PreviousNext
12