Art of Fruit Carving

With a Local Chef

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$21.00 per guest
Hosted by Mai Xiong

Highlights

  • Experience using fruits to carve beautiful art pieces
  • Learn various techniques you can use to carve fruit
  • Learn from a fruit carver who is a professional at a restaurant

Inclusive of:

  • Entire experience and all tools and materials you need
  • English Speaking Facilitator
  • You can choose one big fruit and one small fruit to operate on

Not Inclusive of:

  • Drinks and Food
4.8 Out of 5
5 Reviews
Jason Smith
5
27 Dec, 2018

The Facilator Chai was great he looked after us meeting us at our hotel and taking us to the activity, we had a 10 and 1...

Cheryl Tomkins United States
5
10 Sep, 2017

Highly recommended. Always wanted to try carving fruits and who knew they offered this in Luang Prabang of all places! D...

$US 21.00 per guest
2 hours
1 - 5 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

Create works of art with everyday fruits and vegetables like the watermelon and pumpkin! Pair them with a dish you cooked at your next house party and surprise all your guests with a beautiful carving of an accompanying fruit! Choose 1 big fruit and 1 small fruit to operate on! Choices include the visually stunning watermelon or the classic pumpkin and the smaller fruits include the cucumber or dragonfruit and other seasonal fruits on offer. You could also choose to use your knife on a piece of soap and make intricate patterns to adorn your bathroom. After you learn this, you can essentially carve anything as the principles are largely similar and with them you'll be able to slice and dice all of them, be it cucumbers, carrots or even pineapples! Note: - The workshop will be on the floor of the host dormitory - Bring your own drinking water

Additional Information:

  • Pick up will be via a tuktuk
  • Journey time from Luang Prabang hotels is around 10-15mins
  • There might be other people on the same experience
  • Bring your own water

Upcoming availability

Sunday, July 21
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Tuesday, July 23
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Your Local Host

Mai Xiong

A food and fruit decoration teacher, Mai is from the Northen of Luang Prabang and went to the Luang Prabang vocational trainning school. She was selected to a teacher at Luang Prabang vocational school after her 3 ...

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5 reviews from people who took this experience

Jason Smith
5
27 Dec, 2018

The Facilator Chai was great he looked after us meeting us at our hotel and taking us to the activity, we had a 10 and 14 year old that enjoyed it.

Cheryl Tomkins United States
5
10 Sep, 2017

Highly recommended. Always wanted to try carving fruits and who knew they offered this in Luang Prabang of all places! Definitely wasn't expecting this, but it was quite amazing what i could do with my butter fingers, holding a carving knife for the first time! Mua Yang the host is just crazy good at it and makes everything look so simple until you actually try it. But i still came away with something pretty good at the end of it! The watermelon was such a joy to carve. Looking forward to trying my new found skills on other fruits back home.

Sophia Morris Laos
4
2 Aug, 2017

We spent a lovely couple of hours sitting in the sun making these edible sculptures with our lovely host (who, by the way, was not the man named on the listing, but instead a very talented and gracious young woman). It helps if you're handy with a scalpel, or have even a modicum of spatial awareness - I possess neither quality, and must have been the biggest dunce she had ever attempted to teach. That said, I still ended up with some passably carved fruit (much helped by the teacher). Carving is much more in my husband's skill set, and he really enjoyed it... I shall expect carrot-roses garnishing every meal from now on! Backstreet Academy is a lovely way to spend time with local people, and this would be a great activity if you want to add some flair to your next dinner party.

nicb Long Laos
5
16 Oct, 2014

I was trying out Backstreet's services and tours in order to inspect what they had to offer so that I may see if it would be suitable for guests traveling with my tour company to Luang Prabang, Laos. You would think that after living in Laos for the last 6 years that I wouldn't be so interested in some of the courses they offered, but in truth I was so excited that I didn't know which one I wanted try first! Now that I have tried two different courses, Hmong Kaen and Fruit Carving, I am officially hooked! I have done many inspections in my day and I have to say this was one of the best experiences. Backstreet Academy is new to the area and isn't necessarily as much of an oiled machine as some other tour providers in the area are, but that laid back, comfortable feeling adds to the authenticity of experience. You really are meeting master artisans and learning crafts and traditions ages old. Even though I did my classes with my staff, the fact they are small in number only makes the experience more intimate. Most of the classes are only a couple hours and relatively inexpensive, so you can pack two in a day! Even though I immensely enjoyed my experiences, what I love the most is the idea behind what Backstreet is doing with helping to promote traditional artisans share and profit from their crafts. Laos is moving fast into the technological age and in doing so can easily lose sight to the importance of these arts and traditions. Backstreet helping to preserve these and providing a platform for the artisans to share with others is absolutely brilliant. You are not only learning something, you are having a wonderful time and are giving back to the communities you're visiting. It's exceptional! I CAN'T wait for my next class!

US$ 21.00 per guest
5 Reviews