Siem Reap Cooking Class by Changkran Khmer
Tour a Local Market
Learn How to Cook
Enjoy Your Delicious Food!
Cooking class in Siem Reap
Khmer cuisine, a quick history overview
Learn how to cook Khmer food in Siem Reap, gateway to the famous Angkor Wat temple, is one of the many activities you can do while being on holiday. Khmer cuisine was recently described by Michelin-starred chef David Thompson as Asia’s most underrated cuisine with its origin dating back from the Khmer empire. It is relatively unknown outside Cambodia and only few Cambodian restaurants are found abroad.
Among the main cambodian dishes are : Samlor korkor, Nom banh chok (Khmer noddles), Amok and more.
Khmer cuisine is often described as a less spicy version of Thai food but it is also quite different in the way ingredients and herbs are used. Chilli are usually presented on the side of the dish instead of being added directly to the plate
Cambodian cuisine has also to this day still a French influence due that Cambodia was a French protectorate for more than 80 years until 1953. Beside French, Khmer cuisine has also influences from China and India.
Cooking class at Changkran Khmer
Learn the ins and outs of Khmer cuisine with Chef Mongkol. Join one of our cooking classes specially designed for small to medium-sized groups. Our classes are available in the morning (market tour included) and in the afternoon (market tour not included).
We set up cooking class at Changkran Khmer in a dedicated space in a traditional Khmer house as another activity to our training restaurant.
During the morning class, which happen daily, we will visit a local market nearby where you will learn about the different ingredients (herbs, spices) used in Cambodian food. Back at the restaurant you will join your individual cooking station where we start preparing together dishes of the day. Chef Mongkol will assist you every step of the way during the cooking class.
You will learn to cook one appetizer, one main course and one dessert. Finally at the end of the cooking class we will enjoy together the food around a table.
Cooking classes should last between 2 and 3 hours from start to finish depending if the market tour is included or not.
Cooking classes for solo traveller or MICE groups
We welcome solo travellers for our cooking class especially when joining the morning session which is an great opportunity to visit a local market and learn bout local herbs, spices and vegetables.
Cooking classes are also a great activity for team building ad have a special space where we hosted in one of our group cooking class almost almost 40 people.
A fun way to learn cooking and know better the people in your organization !
My wife and I did the cooking class here. Everything was great, especially the warm and friendly staff, who kindly played the Sinn Sisamouth music I love for me during the class and explained what some of the songs were about. Delicious food and beautifully decorated restaurant
Das erste Mal!
Ein erster Besuch in Siem Reap mit meiner Tochter war ein super Erlebnis.Das Changkran Restaurant hat uns kulinarisch überrascht und ein unvergesslichen Tag bereitet.Mit einem Einkauf auf einem einheimischen Markt wurde unser Kochkurs vorbereitet. Unter Anleitung von Mongkol, dem Chefkoch im Restaurant, haben wir Amok fish gekocht. Es hat uns viel Spaß und Freude gemacht. Wir haben es uns dann auch richtig schmecken lassen. Den Tag werden wir nicht vergessen. Wir kommen bestimmt wieder.
Great cooking class
We were lucky to have booked our cooking class at the Changkran Khmer Restaurant.
From the the pickup at our hotel, the chef took us straight to the local market where we learned about local spices, vegetables, fruits and fish.
From there we went to the restaurant and enjoyed a lovely cooking class.
The setting is fabulous. While the restaurant is tucked away in between streets and buildings, the open air wooden Khmer longhouse is provding a great relaxed atmosphere.
With the Crispy Noodle With Makak Salad and the Traditional fish Amok they had choosen 2 great dishes to learn. Fresh ingredients and a great teacher lead to a fantastic result.
In short: a great location; great food; lovely people; a superb experience.
Cooking Class Menu
Lotus salad with pork belly
Green Makak salad with crispy noodle (V)
Vegetables fresh spring rolls (V)
Cabbage salad with chicken
Koh Kong prawns salad with galangal dressing
Traditional fish Amok
Stir- fried Seafood with green pepper
Fried lok lak with mushroom (V)
Vegetable Khmer Curry (V)
Banana with coconut syrup
Yellow mango sticky rice
With Market Tour
- One class a day.
- Monday to Sunday.
- From 9 am to 11.30 am.
Cooking class with market tour
Without Market Tour
- 6 classes a day.
- Monday to Sunday
Price: $ 30
Cooking class (no market tour)
Where are your cooking classes are taking place?
Our cooking classes are taking place on the ground of a traditional Khmer house situated on the riverside, about 5 minutes drive from Siem Reap city center.