Cooking Class

A great cooking experience! (All food is included)

After having hosted many visiters during virtual cooking workshops the past years, we are more than happy to welcome you in real life in our beautiful city of Jogjakarta, the cultural centre of Java and the city famous for its hospitality.

On the menu ?

kurkuma uit de natuur✔ First we visit the local market which is located around the corner. We walk around and will choose the best fresh ingredients for our meal. Learn where the most important ingredients come from. All the tastes, spices and herbs you will find processed in jars and cans in the food chain around the world you will find them fresh and straight from the farmer at our local market. Enjoy the organised chaos, friendly people and learn how to bargain with a smile.

✔ Together we will prepare a meal. Learn tricks and tips on how to prepare the best Indonesian meal. Because we use fresh ingredients which can differ throughout the year we do a lot of tasting during cooking to make sure the meal will taste the best. Can you recognise the different tastes of the ingredients? Learn how to blend them to the perfect meal. We love to cook with passion.

gado gado cooking class✔ Next to the meal, you can try snacks and drinks which are local favorites. Ask about all the inside information you like to know about Indonesia and Yogyakarta

✔ Share our stories. Like most parts of daily life on Java food can have a spiritual meaning and ingredients and special dishes are connected to the cultural heritage of Java.

✔ And most important: together we relax and enjoy our own prepared fresh and traditional Indonesian food.

A great experience; 3.5 hours full of food and Javanese hospitality.
Shop, cook and eat like a local !

Good to know

local market Indonesia

  • We welcome you in our home in Yogyakarta
  • Vegetarians are more than welcome
  • No additional costs, food, snacks and drinks are included
  • We start at 16.30 and finish our meal around 20.00
  • You dont have to help with the dishes 😉
  • Private class
  • You take the authentic recipe home, so you can cook the same meal at home for your family and friends
  • If you have allergies or special wishes, please let me know in advance

Practical information

Availability: Every day
Starting time: 16.30
Duration: 3,5  hours.
Language: English
Limited places: check availability

What to bring ✔

  • Good appetite

What this cooking tour is about ✔

– Great food
– A nice tour on a local market
– See how locals live
– Meet Javanese hospitality
– Learn the secrets of Javanese cooking
– Try new things
– Share our passion
– Lots of fun and smiles
– Ask everything you like to know
– Pictures and memories

The cooking class and the dinner was unforgettable

“We had three tour days starting from Airport pick-up in Yogyakarta. We had a lot of activities that we had agreed before booking and I really have to say thank you to Pardi because he was so patient with all my requests and he managed to fit all in the time we had. Other than the”must see” in the area, the cooking class and the dinner we had with his wife was unforgettable, as well as the batik course (we really made our batik from scratch experiencing different techniques).
He also organized the long transfer to Malang.
All went smoothly.”

Francesca from Italy (May 2023) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐