Bagan Cooking Class: Burmese Slow-Food

Our colorful lunch prepared in the slow-food Burmese cooking class
Our colorful lunch prepared in the slow-food Burmese cooking class

Learn Traditional Burmese Cooking on Our Organic Farm

Learn about traditional Burmese dining in this local culinary adventure! Using fresh local ingredients, many from organic farms within the Bagan monument zone, you will prepare a 3-course meal together with our village cooking team in our Bagan cooking class.

Every little detail was wowing us to a higher point. So much thought, so much care, so much love to provide the best service and the best memories.

Ekaterina, LA/Moscow (via Tripadvisor)

A Culinary Journey

Get to the heart of Myanmar – through its food! Take a trip into the Burmese countryside and show off your cooking skills with this hands-on culinary adventure. You’ll get to experience local village life and, best of all, enjoy your culinary creations.

We begin with a walking tour of our host village to learn about traditional agricultural practices and crops, and how the local climate and soils influence Myanmar cuisine and diet. Learn how many local plants can forage for use in Burmese cooking. Some are even used as medicinal plants in traditional Myanmar medicine. Depending on the season, we may try edible flowers or fruits picked directly from a homestead garden.

Bagan Cooking Class

Have you ever tasted fresh banana or papaya picked directly from the tree? Made your own curry paste? Drank the juice of a fresh coconut? After an introduction to traditional Burmese ingredients, cooking appliances, and techniques, our Bagan cooking class begin to heat up as we prepare a market-fresh, shared tapas-style vegetarian meal of local dishes and modern twists adapted for the Western palate. Includes water, fresh coffee/tea, and dessert.

Half-Day Experience Highlights

  • Get a hands-on lesson in Burmese cuisine, with tips and tricks you can take back home with you
  • Indulge in a made-by-you three-course meal, alongside a refreshing local welcome drink, served up in a tropical permaculture garden
  • Walk through a local village, chat to locals and hear about local life
  • Learn about Myanmar culinary culture and discover authentic local ingredients
  • Get a break from the temples for a few hours

What to bring

  • Sunblock
  • Hat
  • Camera or smartphone


$119USD per person, minimum 4.
Includes transport to/from your hotel, lunch, beverages

Additional Information

Minimum group size: 4 participants
Tours operated by Myanmar SEEDS in cooperation with Three Treasures Responsible Tourism. Tours are offered on a nonprofit basis, with tour income supporting our development projects.

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