Intimate Indonesian Culinary Experience at MEXX the Cooking School
Regardless of whether you’re a first-timer or experienced with cooking courses, MEXX Cooking School will most certainly not disappoint.
The first pit-stop after the shuttle pick-up is the local wet market. This is where the instructor and owner, Erlinda, showcase her knowledge in local products, culture, as well as her amiable character. The walk around is made interesting with her narration of the daily Balinese routine in the making of ‘offerings’, comparison of local fruits to better-known western ones, and tidbits of information about food products.
Before the class begins, a pleasant surprise of a traditional Indonesian breakfast is served, followed by a walk-through of the garden. Another amusing surprise is their own small animal coop where chickens and rabbits can be found scurrying about.
Activities in the kitchen starts off with fruit tasting of great variety. Erlinda’s explanation of the texture and taste helps to guide the palate of those who may be unfamiliar, and a fan-favourite is undeniably the tangy home-grown passion fruit right from their garden. Next is the introduction to the vital ingredients for Indonesian pastes such as galangal, turmeric, salam leaf, shrimp paste and many more.
The many colors of home-grown tropical fruits at MEXX the Cooking School.
Students making a killer "sambal", Indonesian's spicy sauce, on stone mortar.
The course is more than just a cooking course, and certainly gives you a window into the Indonesian culture the way other tourist activities rarely do.
Price: Rp. 1,200,000 NETT per person
Added value: The convenience of their pick-up and drop-off service is a plus, and complimentary if you’re staying in Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Canggu or Tanah Lot. For pick-up in other areas, please contact for pricing.
For reservation, visit www.mexxthecookingschool.com or call +62 (0)822-9888-8118.