Lao cuisine relies heavily on the freshest produce and incorporates a range of intriguing flavours, many unfamiliar to the western plates.

Begin with an early morning tour of Vientiane’s major food market where you will have the opportunity to investigate these ingredients and gain knowledge of their uses. You will then learn how to pound your ingredients in a mortar and pestle, and cook over an open fire. Enjoy the fruits of your labour with the recipes provided for you to take back home and recreate.

Destination Laos
City Vientiane
Departure Location Hotel
Duration 3 hours

Tour Schedule

Tour Dates Departs Daily

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