You can find many reviews about us in most major travel websites such as Trip Advisor, Travel Fish, Lonely Planet (we're not yet in the book), (german)...

Here are a few comments that we have received from past customers:

Dear Toot,
I hope you are doing well! My name is Anika and I attended your cooking school several years ago, which I really loved. My mother and father also came to Nary Kitchen in November and really enjoyed your cooking class.
Presently, I live in Phnom Penh and wrote a complete guide for traveling to Cambodia on my website. I loved my experience at Nary Kitchen so much that I recommended visiting your cooking class as a must do activity in Battambang. You can read what I wrote here:
Thanks again and I look forward to cooking with you again soon!
Kindest regards,


"Great value for huge meal you get to eat when you are done with your class! Toot (Nary''s husband ) speaks great English while his wife assists you while you prepare a 3 to 4 course meal. All the ingredients are fresh (Toot takes you on a tour of the market to purchase) and very hygeniclly prepared. A must for anyone wanting to know how traditional Kmer food is prepared."

"A great value experience, where not only to you get to learn how to cook homemade khemer food, but do so in a real home environment. Family run, so we were literally cooking in their home and got to see the real Cambodian life. The husband first took us to the local Market to buy all the ingredients ( an experience in itself and all included in the price), then we were taken back to their home to be taught how to cook 3 dishes, learning how to prepare everything fresh, including coconut juice and curry seasoning! His wife - the main cook - was really sweet but spoke little English and so he acted as translator!"

Esther Janssen
"In Battambang I took a cookingclass at Nary Kitchen, a small restaurant and bar. The very friendly and good speaking Englisch owner Toot explained me everything about the Cambodian kitchen and ingredients, while is wife was instructing me what to do. Of course we went to the market together where we bought all the ingredients for a fish amok (the recipe I chose). While the fish amok was steeming in the pan, I got a coffee for free and was playing with some neighboorchildren in the backyard. After that I had a lovely dinner and talk with my kind host.
The kitchen of this very small family restaurant is very tiny but very clean. And I really loved the cookingclass with this family. It only costed me 6 dollars for the cooking, explanation and the ingredients. I even got a coffee and drinkingwater for free.
I really loved the place."

Mr. Flamo
"Despite lacking any cooking skills aside from those required for creating pasta and sauce Nary Kitchen showed me how to put together Fish Amok, Beef Lok Lak and also some rather fiddly spring rolls with great success. I don't think that I can add more to the previous reviews if only to say that it's definitely worth persevering if you're trying to find it from the flyers that they hand out as the roads are somewhat confusing. All in all an excellent way to spend a morning or afternoon out of the sun and I was genuinely surprised with the results, fish amok will be appearing on my kitchen table when i'm back in the UK for sure."

Yann (Revue en Français dans le lien): I came to Battambang in 2013 to take a cooking class with you and I loved it!
I launched last October my travel blog in French, and I just posted a review of the cooking class we did together:

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