Traditional Cooking Class Experience

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Experience authentic Intha culture! Join a hands-on cooking class to prepare delicious dishes from Inle Lake’s indigenous people. Learn about the efforts being made to preserve the Intha’s rich traditions and cuddle with rare Burmese cats, all the while supporting a vocational training centre.

There are 3 different options for cooking Class Experience

Mr. Min Cooking Class:  It is an innovative tourism initiative, formed by Mr Min and his wife May. Start the day with a visit to the local market in Nyaung Shwe to get your fresh ingredients before setting off to the site where the cooking class takes place. After drinking some yummy tea get ready to cook between 8 to 10 special Shan dishes. You will get a very cool recipe book of all the dishes to take home with you at the end!

Bamboo Delight: Our cooking school has been hosting food-loving visitors since March 2013. In our cozy open-plan cooking area, you will learn how to cook delicious Myanmar dishes on traditional charcoal cookers with ingredients from our local market. You’ll be able to take your pick from a variety of classic recipes that accommodate all kinds of different individual tastes. Love spicy food? Great, we’ve got loads of chili! Don’t eat meat? No problem, we love vegetables too! No matter the dish, our cooking is always based on an old Myanmar saying: Food is medicine, medicine is food.

Inthar Heritage House: Our cooking classes take you through our experiences of sourcing Inle ingredients, some exclusive to the lake, at local market.  Walk to the organic gardens and pick fresh vegetables and herbs. Learn about the traditional farming methods used by the Intha people.  Under the guidance of the chef and with the assistance of the centre’s students, prepare a selection of typical Intha dishes. Use recipes handed down from generation to generation and traditional cooking techniques. Interact with the students to discover the role that food plays in Intha culture and how the people rely upon the lake to provide sustenance.  Once the dishes are prepared head to the adjoining dining room to taste the resulting dishes.



  • Private Transfer to/from Hotel
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Cooking Class Experience
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water and hand towel
  • Inle Lake zone fee
  • Accommodation
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned

Price varies of these cooking class and let us know of your prefer choice.  You can add this cooking class experience to any of your Inle Lake Tour.