Khmer cuisine Phnom Pehn/Cambodia
Learning to cook Khmer food is a great way to introduce your Cambodia experience to your friends. Recreate the real recipes back home and invite them to a mouth-watering meal. Unforgettable experience!
A thousand years ago the Khmer Kingdom, which centered on Angkor, ruled an empire that included most of south-east Asian territories. Hence, many of the Thai and other regional dishes have their roots in Khmer cooking from that time!
While there are similarities, Cambodian cuisine should be taken in its own right. Khmer recipes go back to the days before the introduction of the chili, so are consequently much milder than most Asian food.
Location: central Phnom Penh, right behind Royal Palace. Breezy rooftop terrace for cooking and enjoying your culinary creations.
in cooking school you will learn how to prepare traditional, delicious Khmer dishes under the guidance of Heng (nicknamed 'Lucky'), our young but enthusiastic, friendly and experienced English-speaking teacher-cook.
He will take you to the market, explain everything about Cambodian vegetables, herbs, spices and other ingredients and teach you the art of Khmer Cuisine.
Moreover, he has a good sense of humour and will make your day of cooking a fun experience!
Hands-on action in our cooking school! You will explore traditional methods of food preparation, particularly the use of mortar and pestle to pound and grind herbs and spices to enhance their flavors and nutrition.
You'll make everything from scratch with the freshest ingredients.
Every student gets his or her own working area and burner on a cool open-air rooftop terrace. You cook while the teacher demonstrates and troubleshoots.
All courses include:
• Transportation to the market and the cooking school, and back to frizz restaurant.
• Market tour, shopping in a local market.
• Introduction to Cambodian herbs, spices & other ingredients for cooking
• after preparing each dish, you have time to relax and enjoy your culinary creations
• Colorful 16-page recipe booklet, with pictures and descriptions of ALL dishes in our courses.