Javanese Cooking Class

At a Local's Home & Traditional Market Visit

$18.00 per guest
Hosted by Mimi T


  • Expect all your senses to come alive as you explore a local market with your host
  • Learn to prepare and taste traditional Javanese dishes
  • Be welcomed into a warm and friendly atmosphere of your host's Joglo (traditional Javanese home)
  • Once your meals are prepared, sit with Mimi and enjoy your food over conversation amidst a beautiful traditional home
  • End the class with Kopi Tubruk (coffee in traditional Javanese style)

Inclusive of:

  • Light welcome refreshments
  • Visit to a traditional local market (inclusive of transport)
  • All cooking equipment, ingredients and materials necessary
  • English speaking host
  • Choice of preferred dishes to cook from the menu provided

Not Inclusive of:

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off service
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Recipe book (digital copy available upon request from host)
5 Out of 5
31 Reviews
Luciana Hutapea Germany
12 Jun, 2019

Nice host, nice location, very authentic food

Ezgi Ozyavas
19 May, 2019

Dear Mimi and Amel, Thanks a lot for your kindness and hospitality. We learned lots of things about Indonesian cu...

$US 18.00 per guest
5 hours
1 - 5 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

Cities in Java has so much to offer in the way of rich culinary experiences. From that street food stall in a hidden away corner of the city to that restaurant favorited by locals, the prospect of explore the culinary range a city has to offer can be quite enticing and yet a tiny bit daunting with questions like, "where do I start, how do I communicate in a new language and is the food I am eating safe?'. What if you started your adventure with a passionate local housewife who could show you Javanese cuisine in its most authentic form? A perfect way to understand the cuisine as you visit the household of our local host Mimi. The idea is to be able to take you behind the curtains and understand how locals masterfully create delicious dishes from simple ingredients. This cooking experience will also be accompanied with a visit to the local market, which we think will give any curious foodie the perfect start to a culinary adventure. Javanese households typically purchase fresh ingredients from the local market every morning, cook and serve them in the afternoon for lunch with the family. Our tour will follow the same ritual where a local market visit will be followed by a cooking class in the kitchen of our host. Once you've done a cooking class in Yogyakarta, be it this one or any other, what you can be guaranteed of is that you will be armed with a better understanding of the local cuisine from which you can confidently explore other food experiences - be it in a humble family run side cart on the streets or a fancy restaurant in a five star hotel. Choose one item from each section and let us know your choice in the in the message section when you make a booking. Note: Selection of dishes is per booking and not on a individual basis). Vegetables / Soups : Sayur Asem / Vegetables in tamarind soup Soto / Indonesian chicken soup Gudeg / Jack fruit brown sugar curry Sayur daun singkong / Cassava leaves in coconut milk Sayur lodeh/ Vegetable cooked in coconut curry milk Salads : Gudangan / Cooked vegetables with grated coconut Plecing / Vegetables mixed with peanut and sambal Mixed vegetables with peanut sauce dressing Salad buah / Exotic fruit salad with yogurt Acar / Sweet and Sour cucumber salad Pecel / Fresh Salad with peanut sauce Rujak / Fruit in soy sauce Main Course : Rendang / Spicy coconut beef/chicken Ayam goreng lengkuas / Galangal fried chicken ikan asin masak jagung / Salted fish with corn and chilli Ayam geprek / Smashed fried chicken with garlic sambal Ayam Bacem / Boiled chicken in palm sugar and black soy ketchup Garang Asem / Chicken in sour coconut milk sauce Serundeng ayam / Chicken with baked coconut topping Part of Main Course (sides) Tahu isi / Stuffed soybean cake Tempe garit / Fried soybean curd Tempe mendoan / Fried fermented soybean cake Tempe bacem / Fermented soybean cake boiled with soy sauce and palm sugar Tahu Bacem / Tofu boiled with soy sauce and palm sugar

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • To be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the booking time
  • Don't forget to send us your choice of preferred dishes from the menu provided. Only one set (comprising of 4 dishes) can be chosen per booking
  • Loose fitting trousers because your host is going to feed you well ;)
  • Be sure to bring an appetite

Upcoming availability

Tuesday, June 25
Wednesday, June 26
Thursday, June 27

Your Local Host

Mimi T

Hi, my name is Mimi, mother of two handsome sons! I love cooking for my family, there's always that one special ingredient that I put an extra dose of into any dish I cook for my family, and that ingredient is lov...

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31 reviews from people who took this experience

Luciana Hutapea Germany
12 Jun, 2019

Nice host, nice location, very authentic food

Ezgi Ozyavas
19 May, 2019

Dear Mimi and Amel, Thanks a lot for your kindness and hospitality. We learned lots of things about Indonesian cuisine and culture. We informed about ingredients used in the delicious foods. I am not sure whether we can cook them as much as the same taste in Turkey though :) But we will definitely try all of these delicious foods in our country as you teach us. Also, we love to visit the market which is a very lively place. Lastly, we love your home and we love to eat with you together in traditional Joglo. Thank you for sharing lots of things, your knowledge, your foods, and your home with us.

Jozien Wijkhuijs Netherlands
11 May, 2019

It was so much fun to go to the market with Mimi and her friend, and to be welcomed into her home. She taught us how to make Gado Gado, and the family dinner together, also with the guest of her guesthouse, was so much fun. We would definitely recommend this cooking class!

Elena Prilisauer Austria
27 Apr, 2019

Mimi did not only teach us about the way of cooking Javanese food but also told us a lot about her culture in general, we had very interesting conversations. Further, her place is very original and homely with a lot of beautiful animals around. You can not only enjoy amazing food but also enjoy to get to know about Mimis community. Again big thank you to Mimi for opening her house to us and cooking with/for us. Additionally I want to mention that Mimi was highly open and respecting of our dietary preferences (me being a vegan and my friend vegetarian). We had an abundance of food and Mimi understood very well what I meant with no animal products. The dishes were delicious! :)

Diana Batchelor United Kingdom
23 Apr, 2019

What a lovely day! Mimi was a fantastic teacher, and the food was excellent. I loved being able to choose the food, so we cooked all my Indonesian favourites. Thanks to Mimi it was the perfect lesson.

US$ 18.00 per guest
31 Reviews