• An introduction to the Lao cuisine with a short cooking course with an experienced head chef
  • A real and private cooking experience at the chef’s house – not very like most other typical cooking courses

Tour Overview

Travel to Ban Thaphalansay Village, where the experienced Head Chef, Chandra, will welcome you into her home and begin your cooking class. Over the next few hours you’ll learn how to create three local dishes using traditional ingredients and techniques. No need for note-taking – you’ll be given your own recipe book to take home, so you can recreate your favourites and remember your time spent in Laos for years to come. Afterwards, relax and enjoy the feast you’ve created together. Local desserts will also be on offer, although the savoury dishes tend to be most popular to prepare. Tea, coffee and local herbal non-alcoholic cocktails are also included with the meal.

Say farewell to Chandra and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Afterwards we recommend a stroll along the banks of the Mekong River through Chao Anou Park and the Night Market, observing locals and taking in the views. Both are situated along the Mekong and this area is most appealing at night. Adventurous foodies can sample a wide range of local snacks along the way. Cap off the night enjoying a bottle of the Beerlao, a tasty local beer brewed from the best local rice and high quality malt. (Note: This is just a recommendation and not part of the cooking course – if requested we can book a guide and vehicle on request)