Siem Reap Cooking Class
Cooking class in a local family in Siem Reap with Ms. Chan Mony

Siem Reap


Pick Up


2 hours

Max 6 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

Somlor khtish trapang ( coconut milk with bamboo shoot and fish)

This is a favorite food for Khmer and foreigners. It’s a light bite, not to sweet and not to spicy. The bamboo shoots are cut fresh (and you will learn how to do it in this culture and cooking class in Cambodia). The regular dish is with fish, but the family can switch to tofu. There is also star gooseberry used. Most important are the leaves of a small tree, that grows right in the garden of the family.

Fried fish (or fried mushrooms)

The reason why you see so much fried fish, pork and chicken is food hygiene. When fridges were not that common, people had to ensure the food is safe. You will see that the fish is cleaned with salt, marinated, then cleaned with salt and gets small cuts in the skin, so it will be thoroughly done inside.

If you are vegetarian, and you tell us in advance, we can change the fried fis to fried mushroom. They are battered and then deep fried. The oyster mushrooms Chan Mony uses mushroom grown on farms in Siem Reap – its a side income for many families.

Sour lime soup with chicken ( Ngam ngouv soup)

A culture and cooking class should give you insides into the daily life of people, and this soup is a perfect example. The limes are boiled in salty water and then kept kept in a jar for about a year. This will give this soup its unique taste. Dried squid and shrimps are added as well as fish sauce. There is a vegetarian option too, with tofu, mushrooms and soy sauce.

Cooking Class Information

Together with a Khmer family you will first pick some herbs and vegetables from the garden. They are used for the soup.
Then vegetables and fish and meat will be cleaned – after you pumped water out of the well by hand.
The mother of the family will explain you the steps, including cutting bamboo shoots and showing you pickled lemons.
You will see how food is prepared on the floor of the kitchen - but still in a very clean way.
And finally you learn the different ways to wear a Kroma, the traditional Khmer scarf

About Host



Hi, I am Thomas. I work with Cambodian families to connect them with travelers. I love to cook and eat Khmer food. When I came to Cambodia, my neighbors cooked for me. Since then I want to share this experience.


The closest station

Bus station Road 6

How to get to the station?

From Bus station Road 6: 30mins

Free pick up service

This host can pick up you for free from the closest station!

Exact location provided after booking.

FAQ about Cooking class in a local family in Siem Reap with Ms. Chan Mony | Cooking class by Thomas

  • Is Cooking class in a local family in Siem Reap with Ms. Chan Mony available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Cooking class in a local family in Siem Reap with Ms. Chan Mony has a vegetarian option.

  • How to get to the place where Cooking class in a local family in Siem Reap with Ms. Chan Mony being held?

    Please go to Bus station Road 6 which takes 30 mins from Bus station Road 6. Then Thomas (host) will pick you up there!

  • What is the maximum capacity of Thomas's cooking class?

    Up to 6 people can join Thomas's cooking class.

  • How much does it cost to join Cooking class in a local family in Siem Reap with Ms. Chan Mony?

    It costs 30 per person.

  • How long is this cooking class by Thomas?

    Duration of this cooking class is 2 hours.

Additional cooking class information

  • Confirmation

    You will receive the confirmation within 24 hours.

  • Payment

    We accepts these cards on airKitchen.

  • Cancellation

    Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the class begins will be fully refunded by the airKitchen cancellation policy.

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