Anyone who knows me knows that I’m as awkward cooking as I am ballroom dancing… on second thought, maybe my future as a ballroom dancer is brighter.
So having never taken a cooking lesson, it seems hilarious that would start in Cambodia with Khmer cuisine. What a blast! I prepped, shredded, chopped. In the end, my classmates and shared a feast of mango salad, fresh spring rolls, curry and sticky rice with mango for dessert.
Le Tigre de Papier is a well-known restaurant in Siem Reap. It’s also home to a popular cooking school. Each student is allowed to select an appetizer and entry from the menu, which is extensive. While we visit the Old Siem Reap Market, which is conveniently located across the street, the restaurant organizes our ingredients and has everything is in place when we return.
There were four in our class. The maximum is eight allowing everyone to have sufficient instruction. Our teacher was a petite Cambodian woman with a great sense of humor. probably necessity if she has students like me.
Here are some highlights from our visit to the market and the dishes we enjoyed. The class is 3 hours long and culminates with a feast. It cost me $19 USD total because I ordered two appetizers, the mango salad and spring rolls. What a deal!