Indonesian Cooking Class

Dig deeper into the diverse cuisine from the Indonesian archipelago at this cooking class in Birmingham.

3 hours Class size 1 to 6     label £96 - £115 (£96 for Public class, £115 for Private class)

Want to update your recipe list and learn some new kitchen skills? Master Asian cuisine like a pro with this Indonesian cooking class in Birmingham. Hosted by Tina, an experienced kitchen whiz and native of Indonesia, you'll learn to prepare and cook each dish from scratch at your own individual work station in a modern kitchen environment.

Take a tour of the Indonesian Islands through the unique flavours of Bali, Java and Sumatra. Learn more about the culture behind the dishes and become familiar with the spices you'll be using during the class.

Under Tina's expert tutelage, you'll enjoy step-by-step instructions as you cook your way through a delicious Indonesian menu:

  • Javanese chicken satay and peanut sauce - although found across SE Asia, this famous street food dish originates from the island of Java. You'll also learn an incredible family recipe for satay sauce handed down by Tina's mum.
  • Sumatran chicken curry with steamed rice - a rich and fragrant banana leaf curry slowly simmered in coconut milk with galangal, lemon grass and kaffir lime leaf and served with steamed rice.
  • Nasi Goreng, meaning "fried rice" in Indonesian, is a beloved Southeast Asian dish that combines fragrant rice with a medley of spices, vegetables, and protein. This flavourful and versatile dish is a staple of Indonesian cuisine, offering a harmonious blend of textures and tastes that will transport your taste buds to the vibrant streets of Southeast Asia.

The class is designed for all skill levels, and you'll be learning and cooking along at your own pace, with Tina on hand to make sure you're on the right lines.

At the end of the class, you'll enjoy your own cooked three-course meal together with the other students, or alternatively, take your meal home with you to share with family and friends. Whichever you choose, you'll leave inspired by the wonderful flavours and useful skills you've learned about.

During the class, you'll learn:
  • Understanding Asian spices and how to combine to make spice pastes.
  • Making satay sauce.
  • How to balance flavours.
  • Knife skills.
  • Increased cultural understanding of Indonesia and some basic greetings.

Please note: this class is not suitable for vegans, vegetarians or people with nut and crustacean allergies.

Are you looking for a unique way to celebrate a birthday or special occasion? Request a private class or check out My Exotic Kitchen's cooking party for a tailored experience.

Knowledge required
Basic cooking skills.
What you'll get
  • Welcome drink and limitless refreshments during the class.
  • All cooking equipment and ingredients for the dishes prepared in the class.
  • Your meal to enjoy at the end of the class or to take home and share.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or hen do.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


354 Heath Road South, Birmingham, B31 2BH

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5.0 (4)

Hi, I’m Tina. I come from the island of Java in Indonesia from a town called Sumedang, nestled in lush rice paddies. I have grown up around food. From as far back as I can remember, I used to help my mum prepare and sell her delicious homemade cooking to the surrounding villages. Since moving to the UK over ten years ago, I have learnt to experiment with ingredients and spices that I have grown up with, to liven up and give a twist to everyday meals. So if you are passionate about Southeast Asian food but don’t have the confidence to cook, come and learn with me and I’ll have you cooking like a native in no time.

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James Hughes Oct 2023

A great experience! An amazing instructor who puts you at ease and makes things fun. Food was incredible.

Louise Coles Jul 2023

Session was great fun. We learnt and cooked three different dishes, all of which were very detailed and of a very high quality. Teacher was very engaging, and even catered for one of our party who couldn't make it on the day! Would book again!

Teacher's response

Thank you, Louise, for your kind words! We're thrilled that you had a great time during our cooking session. Our dedicated teacher is always ready to provide a fun and engaging experience for everyone. We're delighted that you enjoyed the detailed and high-quality dishes, and we're happy to accommodate your friend who couldn't make it. We look forward to cooking with you again soon!

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