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Insider Experience: Khmer cooking

Insider Experience: Khmer cooking

Meet our "Insider": a talented Cambodian chef who'll teach you how to create fabulous Khmer cuisine

This morning, meet one of our "Insiders" to discover the secrets of authentic Khmer cuisine. Mrs Kethana Dunnet is the owner and founder of the Sugar Palm restaurats in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. She's also known for her work with celebrity TV chefs - including Gordon Ramsay and Luke Nguyen. Today you'll meet her at her country home in a village near Banteay Srei Temple.

Cambodia born and bred, Kethana studied abroad in New Zealand where she met her husband Bruce. Living abroad she developed a keen understanding of Khmer cuisine and how it can work in the West, where ingredients are harder to come by. Since 2002, Bruce and Kethana have been living in Cambodia, and today they will host you for a cookery class par excellence!

Over the course of the morning you'll learn to make various dishes served at Sugar Palm and gain an understanding of the differences between Khmer and other regional cuisines. Kethana is particularly good at explaining how you can adapt traditional Cambodian dishes to be prepared at home. The class lasts about three hours, and at its conclusion you will get a chance to sit down and appreciate the fruits of your labours: a four-course meal prepared entirely by you.

Insider Experience: Khmer cooking

located in Siem Reap

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