Cooking Class in Siem Reap

Explore Local Market & Unravel Khmer Cooking

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$28.00 per guest
Hosted by Ratanak Om

Highlights

  • Visit to a fresh local market with your host
  • Meet the local vendors as you walk around the market and shop for fresh ingredients
  • Discover the day-to-day lives of Siem Reap residents while walking through the market's alleyways
  • Enjoy detailed, step-by-step instructions for every dish in the menu from your professional guide
  • Learn and then appreciate the complexity of Khmer cuisine as you prepare your dishes
  • Sample your cooking and get to know your host by sharing a meal at the end of the class together

Inclusive of:

  • All ingredients needed for the class
  • Use of cooking equipment
  • Four traditional Khmer dishes
  • Traditional market visit
  • English speaking host

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up service outside Siem Reap
4.8 Out of 5
68 Reviews
Asher Ephraim Bayot Philippines
5
15 Jun, 2019

You simply cannot go to Siem Reap without experiencing first-hand how to make Khmer cuisine, and Chef Nak makes this pos...

Loraine Cerezo Philippines
5
11 Jun, 2019

This was the activity we enjoyed the most in our trip. The experience of buying fresh ingredients in the old market was ...

$US 28.00 per guest
3 hours
1 - 11 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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

More About This Experience

True to Backstreet Academy's unique identity, we offer a cooking class like no other. Keeping the authenticity intact, you will enter a Khmer household and see how Cambodian cuisine is created and appreciated by the locals. Cambodian cuisine is artful and complex at the same time, and the locals know how to best achieve the highest form of cooking with their spices and herbs. Choose from a wide variety of local dishes and treat your palate to a full course meal starting with an appetizer, a soup, a main and a dessert. Note: The experience provided by Backstreet Academy is one that is balanced between providing an inside access to local cooking which is in contrast to Khmer food prepared in restaurants. As such we balance between maintaining a local ambiance and truly local flavors while maintaining an exceptionally high standard of hygiene. A visit to the market is included. Here is the list of menu for each day. If you are vegetarian or have dietary restrictions please mention during booking. Monday - Non Vegetarian - Banana flower salad with chicken - Cambodian curry with chicken or pork ribs - Stir fried spicy chicken with Khmer spices - Banana delight Monday - Vegetarian - Pomelo salad - Cambodian curry with vegetables - Stir fried mango and cashew nuts - Banana delight Tuesday - Non Vegetarian - Local beef salad - Korko soup (Assorted vegetable soup with Khmer Spices) with pork belly - Stir fried mango and cashew nuts with chicken or pork - Pumpkin delight Tuesday - Vegetarian - Crispy glass noodle - Korko soup (Assorted vegetable soup with Khmer Spices) - Stir fried mango and cashew nuts - Pumpkin delight Wednesday - Non Vegetarian - Green papaya salad with dried shrimp - Khmer beef stew - Stir- fried chicken with hot basil - Sautéed pineapple and black sticky rice with caramelized palm sugar Wednesday - Vegetarian - Green papaya salad - Korko soup (Assorted vegetable soup with Khmer Spices) - Amok - Sautéed pineapple and black sticky rice with caramelized palm sugar Thursday - Non Vegetarian - Pomelo salad with prawns - Khmer noodle soup (green curry) - Stir fried egg plant with pork belly - Sweet corn delight Thursday - Vegetarian - Pomelo salad - Cambodian curry - Stir-fried egg plant - Sweet corn delight Friday - Non Vegetarian - Crispy glass noodle with prawn - Lemongrass sour soup with beef or chicken - Fish or chicken amok - Mango and sticky rice Friday - Vegetarian - Crispy glass noodle - Korko soup (Assorted vegetable soup with Khmer Spices) - Amok - Mango and sticky rice Saturday - Non Vegetarian - Fresh spring rolls/ Deep-fried spring rolls - Cambodian curry with chicken or pork ribs - Fish or chicken amok - Sautéed pineapple and black sticky rice with caramelized palm sugar Saturday - Vegetarian - Fresh spring rolls / Deep-fried spring rolls - Cambodian curry - Amok - Sautéed pineapple and black sticky rice with caramelized palm sugar Sunday - Non Vegetarian - Green mango salad with smoked fish - Khmer sour and lemongrass paste soup with beef - Khmer beef loc lac - Mango and sticky rice Sunday - Vegetarian - Green papaya salad - Korko soup (Assorted vegetable soup with Khmer Spices) - Stir fried egg plant - Mango and sticky rice

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up and drop off is provided - provide your pick up address at checkout
  • Please note that the class has a fixed day menu. What you cook will depend on the day you make the booking. For customizations of your menu, you can simply message the host at checkout. The host will
  • The class is offered at the same price for both adults and children
  • Kindly indicate any dietary preferences at checkout and whether you would like to vegetarian or non-vegetarian option
  • Outside town pick up location might require additional fee

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Your Local Host

Ratanak Om

My name is Rathanak. I'm from Siem Reap province. I'm married and I have a son. Cooking is my favorite thing to do since I was young so when I grew up I went to Cooking school for a year for getting a professional...

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68 reviews from people who took this experience

Asher Ephraim Bayot Philippines
5
15 Jun, 2019

You simply cannot go to Siem Reap without experiencing first-hand how to make Khmer cuisine, and Chef Nak makes this possible. Nak provides an ultimate, hands-on tour of how Cambodian food is created, from buying fresh ingredients at the old market to creating traditional Khmer meals right in his cozy kitchen. If you find yourself in Siem Reap, book an appointment with Chef Nak right away. You will not regret it.

Loraine Cerezo Philippines
5
11 Jun, 2019

This was the activity we enjoyed the most in our trip. The experience of buying fresh ingredients in the old market was very nice and the dishes we cooked with our host were really good! One of the best dishes we've had during our trip and something we'll try to recreate again with the best of our abilities. The class was intimate and was very fun. This would be one of our most memorable experiences in our Siem Reap trip.

Kurt Ackermann South Africa
5
10 Jun, 2019

Great, hands-on, interactive cooking experience as a private group of 3. Going in the morning while the market was humming and before the heat of the day is recommended.

Amos Tse Hong Kong
5
29 May, 2019

The cooking class was awesome!! The host was so nice and the dishes he teached us to cook were incredible!! I would definitely recommend to my friends to have such a great experience in Siem Reap!!!!!!

Gavin Tan Singapore
5
5 May, 2019

The best cooking class in Siem Reap. Chicken curry was heaven.

US$ 28.00 per guest
68 Reviews