As we settle back into traveling, we’re getting a vivid reminder that the tastiest bites don’t always start with a reservation but instead with a walk through a local market or food hall. In Laos there are thousands of street vendors selling traditional Lao snack foods and desserts. Located at every busy intersection and temple festival, people flock to these stalls to satisfy their cravings for something spicy, savory, sour and sweet. Join Soy Dara in class where you’ll make khao jee (grilled sticky rice seasoned with fish sauce and pepper); sakoo yat sai (steamed tapioca balls stuffed with caramelized pork, sweet pickled radish, and peanuts); nam khao (curried fried rice with fermented sour pork, lettuce, cilantro, and roasted peanuts); and khao nom kok (warm coconut pancakes with sweetened coconut milk).
Please note: some classes can be adjusted for students with dietary restrictions, but many cannot. If you’re vegetarian, pescatarian, or gluten-free, you can use the drop-down menu on our events page to view the best classes to fit your needs. If a class you’re interested in doesn’t appear in that filtered view, please email us before registering and we’ll see if the class’s menu can be modified.
While our event purchases are nonrefundable, we are generally happy to give a credit for a future event when we can fill your spot. If you need to cancel, we will reach out to the waitlist. If we get any takers, we can then issue you a credit. The chances of finding a replacement are higher with as much advance notice as possible, so please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel.