Ecological cooking lessons at Mahob Farm

Ecological cooking lessons
at Mahob Farm

Perfectly filling the gap between expanding one’s cooking skills and using only organic ingredients;
Siem Reap’s Mahob Farm has set the trend in blending healthy cuisine with delectable dishes.
A short master course with the finest chefs in the region.

WHY THIS TOUR?

The Khmer cuisine has long been overshadowed by the popularity of its northern neighbour, Thailand, although sharing similar preparation techniques. Flavourful and blending vegetables and spices into delectable dishes, cooking classes that stay true to authentic cuisine and with a hands-on approach for participants remain still in a league of their own.

A new cooking experience adds even an ecological side to preparing Khmer food dishes by using organic ingredients straight out of their own garden. The people behind Mahob Farm, a short ride from Siem Reap centre, love to share the biological approach to cooking delectable dishes. Choose between a morning of an afternoon session for upgrading your kitchen techniques with adding some Khmer flavours to your culinary repertoire.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Dinner with Apsara Performance in Siem Reap

09:30 - 14:30
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13:30 - 18:30

Customers can choose between a morning session or an afternoon cooking class with transfers included from your central Siem Reap hotel. The Mahob Farm is situated around 3 kilometres outside the town centre. The unique side of this farm is that it is specialized in heirloom varietals: seasonal fruits and vegetables are growing without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or growth hormones. The farm will be able to adjust its classes depending on what’s in season and therefore guaranteeing fresh produce.

After an introduction from the chef, you will visit the farm’s own vegetable garden, to learn about the local ingredients and fresh produce grown in the area. Your chef of the morning will explain carefully where to look for when picking the elements for a good Khmer dish. Return to the restaurant to begin your cooking adventure, which will become your lunch in the end. Not only the use of spices and herbs are explained, also how to cut and prepare the different ingredients spices and vegetables are part of this course. During these hours, the culinary team will also teach you history of cooking Cambodian dishes and its influence from the neighbouring countries. At the end of the class, the moment of truth arrives when you have to sink your teeth in your own creation and those of your fellow master chefs.

The cooking school we’ve chosen for this excursion has been based on excellent reviews from customers as well being founded on the meticulous and organic cooking skills of one of Siem Reap’s finest organic chefs around. Your apron, cooking hat, recipes, certificate and a box of spices are for you to take home with you as we transfer you back to your Siem Reap hotel.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A half day tour with a professional English-speaking assistance at the cooking school. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All fees, ingredients and cooking tools as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch or dinner at the cooking school is included (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • 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 travellers, 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)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis only with English-speaking assistance on spot.
  • 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 excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • 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.
  • This tour is not recommended for families with children under the age of 12 years old.

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