Steaming of signature Khmer dish Fish Amok

More cooking school pictures

Here you see some more pictures of a day at our cookery classes.

Whether you do a full-day or a half-day course, they both start with a tour around a local market. We go to Psah Kandal, a market in downtown Phnom Penh, where you'll see an abundance of colours at the various stalls selling fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices.

Take a look at these pictures taken at the market. Click on a picture for a larger view.

  • Local vegetables and fruits market, Phnom Penh
  • Do you recognize these vegetables?
  • Abundant colours and flavours at the fruit stalls
  • Healthy food ingredients at Phnom Penh markets

Having collected the fresh vegetables from the market, it is your turn. Hands-on action at the Cambodia Cooking Class. The teacher demonstrates and gives you your portion for the dish to prepare, but you'll do the real work yourself. Of course our teacher will help you, should you have any problems doing it right.

  • Beautiful and fresh ingredients from the market
  • Start cutting your ingredients
  • Shredding taro root for spring rolls
  • The mirror gives everyone a clear view

Unlike some other cooking schools, at our cookery classes you prepare each dish from scratch. Including cutting of ingredients, shredding of taro root (for spring rolls) and pounding the curry paste (kroeung) with mortar and pestle. This all takes time of course, but it's also a lot of fun.

  • Pounding with stone mortar and pestle
  • Softening banana leaves for fish amok
  • We learn you how to properly fold a banana cup
  • And there is your reward: delicious fish amok

Our teacher-cook, Li Heng (nicknamed 'Lucky') is young, but he is a very experienced and skillful cook, as you will see during your course. He is also enjoyable company with good humour and excellent English.

  • Lucky making preparations for dessert
  • Our teacher Lucky is young, but a real professional
  • Did we already say we want you to have fun?
  • Delicious dessert: sticky rice and mango

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The Cambodia Cooking Class is recommended by:

Lonely Planet Cambodia Edition 7 (2010)
Footprint Travel Guide Cambodia
Frommer's Cambodia & Laos (2010)
National Geographic Cambodia 2010
Food and Travel Magazine, UK
fah Thai magazine (Bangkok Airways)
TripAdvisor recommendations
Sarika inflight magazine Siem Reap Airways
AsiaLife Cambodia

Cambodia Cooking Class

#67, Street 240
Phnom Penh
T: 012 - 52 48 01

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