Authentic Khmer Cooking Class in Phnom Penh

Authentic Khmer Cooking
Class in Phnom Penh

Uncover the secrets to recreating the amazing tastes of Cambodia in a hands-on
cooking class. At your own cooking station, learn to whip up authentic Khmer
dishes packed full of aromatic herbs, exotic spices and red hot chillis.


Khmer cuisine is packed full of flavour with plenty of locally grown fresh vegetables, exotic fruits, earthy spices, aromatic herbs and fiery chillis. Savoury, spicy, grilled or baked — the country’s cuisine has its own distinctive taste. Whether an amateur or master chef — anyone with a love for cooking will relish learning the basics of Khmer cuisine.

Discovering how to whip up delicious dishes is a great way to take the essence of Cambodia back home to recreate authentic meals for family and friends. With help from a professional culinary team, this cooking session will teach you how to turn fresh ingredients into traditional dishes. This cooking class has all the right ingredients for a fun-filled and educational half-day out.


Authentic Khmer Cooking Class in Phnom Penh

09:00 - 12:30

After breakfast, the driver will collect you from the hotel and take you to the cooking school, renowned in the city for offering authentic and delicious cuisine. On arrival, the professional culinary team will warmly welcome you into their gastronomic domain and will explain the programme for the morning. Depending on the season, usually a starter and a main course are on the menu.

After being shown to your own cooking station, the chef will explain the techniques and how to use the various ingredients. Then it is time to roll up your sleeves and don an apron. Under the close guidance of the chef and the talented culinary team, you will learn how to transform raw ingredients into tasty, authentic Khmer dishes. For lunch, you finally get to sit down and relax while sampling the fruits of your labour — delicious dishes cooked by yourself!

After eating, it is time to thank the team and chef for a wonderful morning. The return transfer is not included, so this gives you the opportunity to spend some time browsing the shop for cook books and accessories – which make great souvenirs to take home.




  • A half-day cooking class with a professional English-speaking instructor
  • One-way transfer with professional driver to the cooking school.
  • Use of cooking station, complete with ingredients, apron and utensils
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)


  • Return transfer from the cooking school to your accommodation
  • 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 assistance on spot (no guide included).
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Phnom Penh. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Koh Dach, Tonle Bati, and Oudong, any of the river and cruise ferry terminals and Phnom Penh International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Should you have booked a joint / Seat-In-Coach excursion, we are unable to communicate with you with accurate participation numbers, as these may change until the very last moment.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of menu during the cooking class.
  • 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 regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • We will always make the effort 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 pick-up 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.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • 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.
  • This excursion is only operated in the morning.
  • Maximum amount of participants for this cooking course is set at 18.


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