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.

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:


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


Plated papaya salad:


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


Working it into a paste:


Plated fish amok:



A’s tom yum soup:


B’s loc lac:


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


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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