Hi, I'm Lily & Chris

English, French, Central Khmer

Hi, I'm Lily & Chris

English, French, Central Khmer

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Shirley
Apr 10, 2017
Chef Lily is more than a Chef but a health coach and an artist. First we went to the market with Chris to buy some ingredients. He was kind enough to answer all my questions about different fruits, vegetables and dried ingredients. (It was my bad that i choose the afternoon class where some part of the market was closed. I strongly recommend you to take the morning class.) During the cooking class Chef Lily's knowledge about the ingredients and small tricks made the difference for me. I really enjoyed my afternoon and the meal i cooked with the help of Chef Lily. From one chef to another one: i would like to thank you for your knowledge, passion and hospitality. Everything was memorable. Instead of going out to eat, you can try to cook your own meal khmer style.
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Lee
Apr 10, 2017
This is exactly what I expected. This is exactly what I expected. Lovely house & family. Compared with other cooking class, it may be more easy & comfortable. Coz they even help u to put dish on plate. As a learner, food presentation is also an important step. Is it better to do it by myself ? Not really, ha ha I'm lazy. Anyway, I enjoyed very much. I finally done the best Khmer food for myself. I can say the curry dish is delicious and better than I tried in other local restaurants the day before. Surprisingly happy. Thank you Lily & Chris.
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Ceci
Apr 10, 2017
my friend and i joined Lily's cooking class ytd. It was fabulous! from pickup to wet-market tour to the cooking class, everything is very smooth and interesting. It is quite different from other cooking classes organised by other companies, the local wet market tour they arranged is reli localized and authentic as they ran restaurants for yrs before. They moved to new place and established this cooking school last yr, everything is new and clean. Highly recommended.
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Ram
Apr 10, 2017
Been to cooking classes in some countries, and this one is so personal you feel you're at home, which I prefer compared to hotel or restaurant classes. It was so hands-on, you don't end up watching but actually doing it. I took days to choose which one and decided on Lily's and I'm glad we chose them. The class begins with a visit to the market (very interesting, Chris being Belgian but knows so much). Followed by Lily (a Cambodian) touring us around her mini garden and then the actual class, which is set below their modern Cambodian style house. The experience felt so Cambodian, authentic. Plus their kid Austin is so cute. If you like a real Cambodian cooking class experience, this is for you.
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Tom & Gina
Apr 10, 2017
We were looking for a cooking class in Siem Reap but didn't want to just be cooking in a restaurant or hotel which is where most of the classes seemed to be located. Lily's secret garden sounded so much more personal and local so we picked this cooking class and couldn't have been happier. We booked the afternoon cooking class and when Chris picked us up it turned out we were the only two people booked meaning we basically had a private session which was incredible. We visited the market which is quite an insight into local life however a lot of the meat and fish sellers are not here in the afternoon. I don't really think this detracted from the visit at all and was ideal for my wife as she doesn't like the meat stands at the markets! Onto the cooking class which is at their family home. Lily was great and very accommodating with my wife being vegetarian. She explained the herbs and plants in her garden before beginning the cooking. We learnt a lot from Lily and Chris about life in Cambodia as well as the cooking skills too. The food was great and I think the Cambodian Curry is probably one of the best curries I've had in my life. 100% recommended and it's fantastic value too when you think it includes a 3 course lunch or dinner cooked by yourself. Big thanks to Chris and Lily for a great afternoon Tom and Gina
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Chriso
Apr 10, 2017
It was a fantastic experience working with Lily and Chris, who gave us the full experience from touring the local markets to preparing our very own Cambodian dishes from start to finish. Lily is very patient and has simply delectable recipes that we're definitely going to try to replicate when we get home. Lily and Chris also have a wonderful place and family and it was a joy speaking with them. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to be able to bring a taste of Cambodia back!
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Karen
Apr 10, 2017
Picked up from hostel by Chris then off to market to buy some of the ingredients. Nice to understand the intricacies of selecting bananas for the the dessert, the type and the degree of ripeness. Then to Chris and Lily's house, a new residence of a couple of months. Well set up with a lovely cool cross-breeze, individual gas burners and of course ingredients and kitchen tools. There were 4 of us the class, quite unhurried and time to sit and chat. Lily has some produce growing in the garden which we tried to identify before starting the class. We ended up with 3 courses, all delicious and luckily we were given a recipe book so our new found knowledge can be put into practice back home. A very enjoyable afternoon with lovely people. Thank you both.
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Tamara
Apr 10, 2017
Great cooking class! Highly recommendable! Chris and Lily are super nice and passionate about food and cooking. Chris showed us around on the local market and bought some exotic fruit for us to try. When we arrived at the garden, there was some delicious juice waiting for us! You can see Lily really loves cooking and teaching others how to. The cooking class was very well structured and so much fun! The green mango salad, the curry and the banana in coconut cream was super delicious! Very good value for money! Definitely do this!
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Craig
Apr 10, 2017
Fantastic class. Beautiful location. I've taken quite a few cooking classes in Cambodia and this was by far the best. Lily and her husband, Chris, are incredibly friendly (and speak really good English!) and have turned the downstairs of their home into a spacious and airy kitchen with a surrounding small garden. The class starts with a great trip to the local market and then you return to their home, not far outside downtown Siem Reap, where you cook some really wonderful meals that are not offered by most cooking classes so you really get a feel for some authentic Cambodian cuisine. Lily is also very knowledgeable about using organic, real ingredients (many other cooking classes are not). And at the end you're given a nice booklet with all the recipes so you can make them at home. Great experience and HIGHLY recommended!
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