An Introduction to Khmer Cuisine

An Introduction to
Khmer Cuisine

Traditional Khmer cuisine is not only tasty, but it is also easy to make. An introduction to the
art of Cambodia cuisine will give you not only the insights in the ingredients but also
spices up your knowledge of cooking Khmer-style upon your return home.


Food is culture, and this saying is something that is engrained in the DNA of every Khmer national. From the tiniest corners of quaint little villages to the teeming-with-life main cities, food is culture. Based on using locally sourced produce, the Khmer cuisine has ample characteristics that share its gastronomical borders with its South-East Asian neighbours. Yet, once you’re had a spoon full of deliciousness, it is well understood that a unique foodie paradise lies wedged between Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

To gain an insight into the ingredients and means of preparation, a half-day instruction in the art of Khmer cooking will stimulate all senses. We have partnered up with one of Siem Reap’s leading cooking schools to offer you a fabulous experience you later can share with friends and family.


An Introduction to Khmer Cuisine

09:30 - 13:00
15:30 - 18:00

You’ll be picked up in either in the morning or in the afternoon and transfer to the cooking school in the heart of Siem Reap. Upon arrival, a warm welcome by your teachers for the day signals a couple of hours of cooking fun at a well-respected cooking school. This fun experience will become even more enjoyable with this team of enthusiastic foodies who will be there to guide you through all the steps. An explanation about the traditional ingredients is included before the pots and pans are taken out, and you’ll see fresh ingredients being turned into delicious Khmer dishes. You do not require having any cooking experience during this half-day as local professionals and food connoisseurs will be standing by, explaining every step carefully before presenting your dishes to your fellow master chefs.

At the end of the half-day, it is tasting time. This is the chance to share the result with your fellow cooking colleagues over lunch (dinner when you opt for the afternoon class) and get a taste of what everybody has prepared.  Taking home the recipes is a given as a manual to turn your newly taught skills into reality when back in your country of residence.

After experiencing your cooked meal, the Khmer way, your driver will bring you back to your hotel with a bag full of excellent memories and ideas to cook something Khmer upon your return back home. The fun, smiles and talks about what’s been cooking for the past hours will linger on indefinitely once you have arrived back.




  • A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking instructors
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • Use of cooking equipment, ingredients, instruction material and utensils
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch or dinner at the cooking school is included (food only)


  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis only with English-speaking instructors.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Siem Reap. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Tonle Sap, Koh Ker, Banteay Srei and Siem Reap International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this cooking class; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of menus.
  • Featured menus for cooking classes may vary from season to season, depending on the availability of certain ingredients.
  • Any example inside the description serves as an indication of what customers may learn to make.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.


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