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Siolim Cooking School

Address: Siolim-Assagao road, Siolim, Bardez 403517, India
Phone Number: +91 9604887740
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Siolim
Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
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Owner description: Siolim cooking school was born out of a passion for tropical flavors and foreign cuisines. It offers a fascinating insight into Goan life, faiths and culture through learning about its food, cooking and culinary myths.Participants learn about the exotic spices and blends used in every day Goan dishes, and actively prepare the generous feast that will then be enjoyed together.Class teachings and discussions are relaxed and friendly and held in the elegant ground of the boutique hotel Little Siolim. Discussions include specific references to the role of food in Goan society and its ceremonial use and religious importance.
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

What a great way to spend the day!! Cooking some great Goan food. As it is still low season myself and a friend was the only ones there! It was a great to learn in such a small environment! The lady was great and taught us some great food that is definitely do able back at home!! Recommend this to... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I booked this course in low season as I was desperate to do a cooking course during my stay in Goa. For 2200 rupees I would of rethought my decision but the experience was worth it because of the fantastic lady that taught us. I learnt so much about indian food as a whole and some really great ways of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed this cooking experience. We were lucky as there was only the two of us in the class. We learnt lots of tricks and came away with fabulous recipes to try at home. The lady and her daughter were so friendly with lots of stories about Goan lifestyle and as a teacher they filled me... More

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

We attended this "course" but all it was was watching a lady cook for 3hours. It was so disappointing as I am an enthusiastic cook and really wanted to learn how to cook Goan food. For two people it cost £50, it was a complete waste of money and would not recommend this demonstration.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

it was fun and Learnt a lot of tricks and tips on cooking goan authentic food! Gina was our cook and she helped us understand each dish meticulously. Tip: Make sure you add only the amount of spices/chilles your stomach can handle! he he Fish dishes were a speciality!

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Beijing, China
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Took a cooking class and was shown around the hotel as well. The hotel is a world heritage site. Beautiful but has all the modern facilities with a touch of 5 star class. Will definitely stay there next time. Cooking class was fun and our teacher Jane is very patient and warm. Totally recommend!

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We were 4 people x Rs2000 per person = Rs8000 meal. This was actually a 2 hour experience, not 4 as advertised, and pretty overpriced. The class could also use a little more structure. We actually started an hour late, waiting for the cooks. They said there would be tea or coffee when we reached in the morning, but there... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Well what a fab course. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, fresh produce & ingredients. Really enjoyed the cooking experience, lots of hints & tips, plenty of guidance. Would recommend to everyone for the real Goan food to eat. Great. Thank you.

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london
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

As others say, this is an informal place, and there is not much hands on cookery - it is more of a demo. You are not working at British Bake-off style workstations - far from it. But we learned so much about authentic Goan cooking and the use of spices - which were sparklingly fresh and vibrant - I immediately... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

6 dishes in 2 hours with the help of two Goan ladies, this is a great way to interact with locals and understand how to cook Goan food from scratch. The class was no-nonsense, down to earth and homey, don't come expecting grand settings and professional equipment. The location is random (roadside shelter) but the taste of the dishes more... More

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