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Kai Nestman
· April 3, 2018
Machete attack- Dangerous and aggressive owner... Do not go here!
Tuesday April 3, 2018
After reading the positive reviews my partner and I did the cooking class today. Long story short, the chef and owner Soklim ended up threatening us with a machete (causing cuts on my hand and arm) and hitting my chest with the blade. This was in response to us paying him the $30 bill with a $20 bill which had a small corner tear (which we didn't even notice)! He got furious after we iniststed that the bill would be fine- threatening to keep our motorcycle as ransom. He then got his assistant to guard our bike and ran to his shed and grabbed a full sized machete which he then used as a weapon to hit me with. Luckily I had a different $20 bill which I could give him. My partner was incredibly upset and we had to flag down another motorcycle. He was abosolutely out of control and unstable. Stay away and go to one of the many other cooking classes offered nearby where the staff will not assault and threaten you. We were very lucky- and the situation could have been much worse. We have both travelled extensively and have never felt so unsafe. We proceeded to file a police report but felt it was important to share this with other travellers immediately.
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Craig Marshall
· December 25, 2017
best masaman curry ever in a beautiful countryside setting!
Soklim and family are awesome hosts and served up some of the freshest, made from scratch food ever. Wish I'd had the appetite to stay all day!
Nikita Rybová
· August 3, 2017
The best food we had in Cambodia. It was 100% % worth of money and time. We spend there whole day cooking, talking and tasting, and afer all we went to see the pepper plantation, another interesting p...lace to see. Thank you! See More
Ann-Marie Harens
· February 12, 2018
I was at Khmer roots Cafe in Dezember for a cooking Claas. Had been a gerate experience and I lerned a lot. Love the Amok and the massaman Curry recepie.
Cristina Fernández Tutusaus
· February 26, 2017
The best food I had in Cambodia. Everything tasted so fresh and since you can see how they make it (or, indeed, make it yourself) you understand why, even the coconut milk is made in the premises!
Th...e first time we went there, we did the cooking class. It was brilliant and everyone was so helpful and it was a proper hands-on lesson.Two days after that, we went back for more because the food was just so delicious. My absolute favorites: the aubergine stir fry and the Massaman curry. See More
Carolin Böll
· October 9, 2017
Amazing Cookingclass! Just do it! Near the secret lake. Good englisch speaking Chef.
Bára Štancová
· March 11, 2018
Best in Cambodia!
Doug Michael
· February 24, 2017
Great food, nice setting by the lake, lovely people. Great to see how traditional Khmer food is made - and to eat it!
Rosa Legeno-Bell
· February 2, 2017
Beautiful setting, lovely people running the course, so many kittens and puppies, secret lake for swimming and delicious food!
At Pitou
· January 30, 2015
Amazing! I ate here 4 times during my stay in Kampot. Great place to sneak what goes in to Khmer food. I'm definitely going to try some of his recipes. :)
Kristin Mein
· September 4, 2014
Fantastic! So great to see how Khmer food is made from scratch and it was so tasty! Great conversation too :)
Sarah Currie
· November 2, 2015
Incredible experience. Both the cooking and the countryside. Absolutely loved it and am so glad I did it!
Joel Joelj
· April 20, 2018
En 3 mois d’Asie du Sud Est c’est ici que j’ai bu le meilleur thé glacé de mon voyage !
Et tout le staff est très sympa!
Soulié Rémy
· February 22, 2016
Merci pour le cours c'était vraiment très sympa! Sur place ne ratez pas le fruit shake à base de "lmout", un fruit local absolument délicieux! (Après recherche en français sapotille et sapodilla in en...glish).
Pour les prochains, il faut tourner à gauche juste avant le lac et le contourner par la gauche.
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Laurence Galli
· March 1, 2016
Passé une formidable journée à suivre un cours de cuisine et à déguster les délicieux plats que nous avons élaboré ensemble avec les légumes du jardin. Merci l'équipe de khmer roots café !

Please book at least one day in advance for both the cooking class and to eat here, so we can make sure we can offer you the full menu. We have limited internet on the farm so please do not message us on Facebook as we are unlikely to respond in time. Give us a call instead! The number is +855 88 356 8016

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Full moon on the 25th of November, a beautiful time to stay in our countryside bungalows. $50 for two people staying in the same bungalow including breakfast, transport and a cooking class!! Please call 0883568016 to make a booking.

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Just got some rubber rings for the river...bring on the fun!!

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Our bungalows are now available, check out the webpage!!

Special Offer: bungalow + breakfast + transport from Kampot + cooking class – $50 for two people sharing a bungalow, $35 for a single person.

We have three beautiful bungalows on our organic farm overlooking the rice paddies with views of Kep National Park and Bokor National Park in the distance. This is ‘home-stay’ style acc…

To celebrate Pchum Ben, we are offering a special cooking class on Sunday the 11th of October. The day will consist of having lunch and then learning how to make sticky rice in banana leaves, before going to make offerings of food at the temple along with all the family. $20 per person including pickup and dropoff in Kampot town.

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Unfortunately we are still cleaning up from the recent floods and heavy rain so we are closed until further notice. Thanks for your understanding.

Looking for one or two guys who would be interested in helping out with some farm work for a couple of weeks: digging, planting and so on. Basic accommodation and food will be provided. An opportunity to try living like a Cambodian farmer in a beautiful location just outside Kampot! Call +855 88 356 8016 for more information/if you're interested.

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Nearly ready to open again in our new location in the countryside!

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We are currently closed as we relocate to a different site. Watch this space for information about our new place!

We will be closed on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th February, apologies if that's the only chance you get to visit!

Please call the number below or come to the cafe to book cooking classes and tables as it is rare I get to respond to messages on time! Thanks

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