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Maria's Cooking Class

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Address: Jl Mandiri V NO 5 Tuban, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

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Authentic!

Maria is a great cook and guide, with good knowledge of local produce and Indonesian cuisine. We enjoyed a trip to the market, then preparing and cooking 5 dishes. It was a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Maria is a great cook and guide, with good knowledge of local produce and Indonesian cuisine. We enjoyed a trip to the market, then preparing and cooking 5 dishes. It was a very hands on, down to earth experience. Recommended for anyone that would like a truly 'local' and traditional cooking class. A really authentic adventure!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My husband and I did a cooking class with Maria a couple of years ago and absolutely loved the entire experience. She has amazing cooking talent, teaches you a lot, food is yummy and her house is very clean. We've cooked the recipes back in Aus and they turned out fabulously! We are returning to Bali this year and we... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I went to Maria's cooking class by myself when my husband went diving. She came and pick me up from the hotel and we went straight to her house because it was raining that morning so we weren't able to go shopping at the market. Her place was tiny but she kept it clean. She taught me how to make... More 

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Capalaba, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I went to Maria's cooking class with my husband and two children. (There were also another two people in the class the same day as us). We all loved experiencing traditional food in Maria's home. Even though Maria's home is small and facilities are very basic ( she keeps things very clean ) she was able to teach us to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We found this activity through Voyagin’s website. We had a special keen interest in cooking and thought that dedicating a few hours of our last days in Bali learning a valuable skill sounds great. (Past few days, we jam packed our iteneary with Watersports, Horse riding and ATV). After paying and booking for this event online via credit, we liased... More 

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Maria teaches Indonesian cooking in her small apartment, typical of local residences. No frills, just traditional cooking methods. We did two chicken dishes, one beef dish, and a vegetable dish. All were very good. It was really interesting learning how to make the spice pastes from scratch. Grinding everything into the correct consistency is harder than it looks. The visit... More 

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Tumby Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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 via mobile

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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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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