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Maria's Cooking Class

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Address: Jl. Juwet Sari no. 3A, Kuta 80221, Indonesia
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+62 85338050173
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09:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 15:00
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Overview - Join a cooking class with charming chef Maria in her home. Start...

Overview - Join a cooking class with charming chef Maria in her home. Start off with a market tour before whipping up 5 classic Indonesian / Balinese dishes of your choosing. You'll even get her secret recipes so you can make them at home. Highlights- Local Market Tour in the Morning (100% non-touristy) Choose up to 5 dishes to make in one lesson Enjoy the authentic, local atmosphere of Maria's home Detailed recipes with photos included so you can make your favorite dishes at home! Flexible scheduling Description - While my classes are flexible and the start time can be tweaked upon request, if possible, I recommend starting our day at 8.30am with a market tour in the morning at the new Kuta market (Pasar Kuta Bahru, which is walking distance from my house), where you will get to see fresh produce and oogle at the offerings. I will explain the unique ingredients on sale. After the tour, we will return to my house where my class will cover 3 dishes of your choosing while Maria chooses 2 dishes. Just so you are able to replicate the results when you get home, I will give you detailed recipes and photos of the spices we use. Some of my most popular dishes include: - Beef Rendang (beef cooked in coconut milk and chilli paste) - Chicken Sate with Peanut Sauce - Nasi Goreng (fried rice) - Chicken Bumbu Bali (Spicy Chicken soup) - Gado-gado with peanut sauce - Fish pepes (Fish and spice, wrapped in banana leaf, then steamed) - Chicken Betutu I look forward to seeing you in my kitchen soon!

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So much food!

A very enjoyable way to spend four hours. Maria was very knowledgable with her cooking techniques and very professional. We were picked up from our hotel and returned at no added... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very enjoyable way to spend four hours. Maria was very knowledgable with her cooking techniques and very professional. We were picked up from our hotel and returned at no added charge but felt that $60A was a bit too much.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did a cooking class with Maria's school today and were left very disappointed. We were picked up on time and all seemed well until we learnt that Maria was actually in Jakarta and an assistant/friend of hers would be running the class This came as quite the surprise as we had not been notified of this. On the way... More 

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Thank ewashing2n
JBuurman, Front Office Manager at Maria's Cooking Class, responded to this review

HI, Thanks for your review and I'm very disapointed to hear about your experience. I have emailed Maria your comments and also let her know she should not have any classes on without her present as this is now the second time she has had negative feedback whilst she not being there. I will ask her about trying to get... More 

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maria and her helpers were amazing, super organised and informative. All the food (8 dishes in total) were delicious and we got to be hands on with every aspect. We got copies of all Marias recipes so we can cook for family and friends back home. Everything was fresh and clean. I recommend this class to everyone.

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Thank Shantel S
JBuurman, Public Relations Manager at Maria's Cooking Class, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonerdful review. We are glad that you enjoyed your day. Regards Justin More 

Greater Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I was sooooo disappointed. The food was not covered, flies were all over it, we didn't cook, only watched, we got in trouble for talking and asking a question, very rude. Not professional. I could not eat the food knowing it was not refrigerated and flies were over it. She did not organise return transport and then we could not... More 

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JBuurman, Guest Relations Manager at Maria's Cooking Class, responded to this review

Hi Tutorhead, I'm disappointed that you did not have a good experience at the cooking class. This is the first time I have heard this about the class as I've done the class 3 times before I started to manage the facebook and tripadvisor pages for Maria. I have emailed Maria your review comments to see what happened. I'm very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Me & my fiance took Maria's class today - really one of the best experiences in Bali! 🙂 Maria is very professional, picked us up at our hotel early, took us to the market and then to her home. Explained everything, involved us in the cooking process of every dish and gave thoughtful advice. Thx again! Had a blast! 🙂

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Thank sir_kula
JBuurman, Public Relations Manager at Maria's Cooking Class, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review and we are glad you enjoyed your cooking experiance with Maria. Regards Justin More 

Waterloo, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We absolutely loved our morning with Maria! We had just come from Taiwan where we had another cooking class with a lady who was also amazing (Her name is Ivy and runs Ivy's Kitchen in Taipei - super highly recommend as well if you are heading to Bali via taipei). Although both these classes were unique they were certainly different... More 

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JBuurman, Public Relations Manager at Maria's Cooking Class, responded to this review

lilmisstravel, Thankyou so much for your outstanding review for the class and we're so glad you had a great day. The detail you have written for the review is really mind blowing so thank you. Regards Justin More 

Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We participated to Maria's class today. It was a great experience! We enjoyed it a lot! We were just the two of us with my wife as guests and Maria took us to the market in the morning from our hotel. Later we arrived at her home where she showed us to cook delicious dishes like satay, beef rendang and... More 

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Thank arenyi
JBuurman, Public Relations Manager at Maria's Cooking Class, responded to this review

Hi Arenyi, Thankyou for your wonder ful review and we are glas you had such a great day. Many Thanks Justin More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We booked our cooking lesson with Maria and was fantastic, from picking us up at our hotel, taking us to the local market then to the grocery store to show the difference and what imported food looked like. Once at her home she had all the recipies ready for us, and was very kind in instructing and giving us the... More 

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JBuurman, Public Relations Manager at Maria's Cooking Class, responded to this review

Hi Richard, Thankyou for your wonderful review and we are glad you had such a great day. Many Thanks Justin More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Maria was prompt on the response to the email to attend the class. We booked the night before and was given a list of the menu of the dishes we could create. Very excited from what we had heard about the classes and reading the trip advisor, though maybe not suited to our age 28-30(females). The day went for a... More 

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Thank Jaide H
JBuurman, Guest Relations Manager at Maria's Cooking Class, responded to this review

Hi thanks for you review, I have taken note of your comment and will send the feedback to Maria so she can tweak the class so it's more enjoyable in the future. Regards Justin. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Maria was prompt in answering my emails. She arrived on time for y pickup and walked us around the markets explaining what some of the different local foods were. I thought the class was going to be more hands on but having said that maria went to great lengths explaining everything she was doing. We sat down to a feast... More 

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JBuurman, Guest Relations Manager at Maria's Cooking Class, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and we hope to see you again next time. Regards Justin More 

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