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Maria's Cooking Class

Jl Mandiri V NO 5 Tuban | nitri37@yahoo.com, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
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Ranked #72 of 162 Activities in Kuta
Type: Classes/Workshops
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tumby bay south australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Maria provided confirmation and good communication information in response to my email booking. On the cooking day itself I was collected from my hotel on schedule and taken with the other clients to a local market to purchase fresh produce. We then went to Maria's house in a suburban residential area. I have never done a cooking class in a... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I'm in two minds about this. It was great having a somewhat "real Bali experience" cooking in Maria's house but I would say this class isn't for those that want a day of luxury. It was long and a little boring but I do think I learnt a lot and have already tried a few recipes (the beef rending is... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Maria's cooking class was not what we had expected! There was no bang for your buck, we paid $50/person to sit in Maria's house. A majority of the time was spent watching Maria organise her shallot to garlic ratio in her living quarters, seated next to the bathroom as you question the warm chicken, water and hands touching everything. Do... More

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Auckland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Maria has no transport and no computer which adds a few difficulties right from the start. She has a wooden table in her lounge/bedroom that is used for preperation and two gas burners outside. Two people walked in and walked out saying this wasn't what they expected. There is no kitchen just a hose in a plastic bucket to wash... More

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Adelaide
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our class consisted of 6 people. Before we arrived in Bali I had emailed Maria and she had emailed me the choice of meals available to make a selection from. We learnt a lot about Indonesian cooking and Maria was happy to share her knowledge of cooking and answer any of the many questions we had. All meals were prepared... More

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Delicious, great to see a real Indonesian home & cook real Indonesian food. I was her only student the day I went, this felt a bit strange at first but we soon warmed to each other. made 4 dishes of my choice and took tastings with me for my partner to try, along with many recipes and contact details if... More

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We did Maria's cooking class with another couple. 4 people was a great number. Maria picked us up in a taxi then took us to a market for a quick tour. The market is a real local place and a bit of an eye-opener if you haven't seen Asian food markets before. The class was within Maria's small house. Although... More

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Tortola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We would definitely recommend this experience. We had an amazing time cooking with Maria. What a wonderful host! Maria explains everything very carefully and answered all of our questions patiently. She is a very good teacher and we have learned so much . We felt that we got an authentic lesson in the traditional way of cooking the Indonesian dishes... More

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Apollo Bay, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was the 3rd time at Maria's. Maria's cooking classes are interesting, informative and very hands on. If you want the real Bali cooking class, this is it!! Maria has created a fantastic business and welcomes you into her home, for the classes. We also have had Maria cater for a couple of dinners we organised with our Balinese friends.... More

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coolangatta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband and I recently enjoyed one of Maria's cooking classes. She replied very promptly to my enquiry when I emailed her prior to our trip to Bali and arrived to pick us up at our hotel as arranged. We opted for a shorter class so went straight to her home where Maria prepared 3 dishes accompanied by rice and... More

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