- Get to know essentials of Indonesian cuisine and learn about Dutch-Indonesian history from a Dutch hobby-chef with Indonesian roots.
- Discover an unique location for a cooking workshop experience in the city center of Amsterdam.
- Learn how to use specific combinations of ingredients to create signature flavors. Receive recipes to re-create those delicious dishes at your home.
After meeting at the square in front Cafe 'De Drie Fleschjes', one of the oldest pubs in Amsterdam (established in 1650), you will learn more about the history of this specific neighborhood behind Amsterdam's Dam Square and New Church.
You will find out that the location of the cooking workshop is behind a locked fence which you can't enter without a key. This is one of the secret alleys that can be found all over the center of Amsterdam. Immerse yourself in the history of 17th century Amsterdam while finding out about the historical significance of this particular location.
Rest assured, once entering the cooking workshop location you are welcomed by a hospitable host to his modern apartment and kitchen. Essential ingredients of Indonesian cuisine are displayed at the kitchen table so you will notice the scent of oriental herbs and spices right away.
While enjoying a refreshing drink you will learn briefly about Dutch-Indonesian history and the major influence that Indonesian cuisine has had on Dutch food culture. Next to learning about how to use specific combinations of ingredients to create signature flavors you will be provided a personalized menu based on your dietary preferences.
After learning about the ingredients, you will experience how to combine those ingredients step by step and prepare a variety of delicious tasteful Indonesian dishes. A fundamental part of Indonesian cooking is creating specific flavor combinations but, tasting mixtures and pastes and adjusting ingredients can be challenging. To do so you will learn how to recognize what ingredient or flavor should be added in order to make future cooking easier.
Last but not least, dinner will be served so prepare yourself for a mouthwatering experience! After a lovely dinner, you will receive recipes of the dishes cooked to re-create them at home.