Cambodian market tour and cooking class

On our last day in Siem Reap, we signed up for a market tour and Cambodian cooking class.

Fresh market foods: various, bright, lively, colorful.
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After the quick market tour, we went back to the restaurant to get our cooking on. We each got to choose an appetizer and a main course to make: I decided on papaya salad and fish amok.

Restaurant kitchen:

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Some of the prep work was done for us ahead of time, I guess to facilitate the process:

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Plated papaya salad:

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Ingredients for amok paste, from top: lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, garlic, galangal, turmeric, shrimp paste, and chili peppers (not shown).

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Working it into a paste:

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Plated fish amok:

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A’s tom yum soup:

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B’s loc lac:

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Best part?ย  Eating it all, of course ๐Ÿ™‚ Next time I’m definitely kicking up the heat on the amok, but it was definitely a worthwhile experience learning how to make the dishes from scratch; once you know how to make it, you can adjust the flavors to your liking on your own time.

Le Tigre de Papier
Pub Street, Siem Riep

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One thought on “Cambodian market tour and cooking class

  1. MMM can’t wait for you to come back and share all that experience with (ie cook for) us! ๐Ÿ™‚

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