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Joseph was very knowledgeable and pleasant. His English is excellent. Enjoyed the visit to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
136grantw
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tastiest curry, great cultural experience.

This is a must when in Kuching. We traveled all over SA Asia and the ultimate curry was the one we... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Jan R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Joseph was very knowledgeable and pleasant. His English is excellent. Enjoyed the visit to the market as much as the cooking. Can’t relate to some of the negative comments as we cooked our curry and sago dessert from scratch. It was fun, educational and satisfying...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We enjoyed the Cooking Class. However, with its use of British curry powder, evaporated milk and fried potatoes it was clearly not authentic. We also found Joseph somewhat hypocritical in espousing the use of Pandan leaves and rattan bags to reduce plastic, yet using plastic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is a must when in Kuching. We traveled all over SA Asia and the ultimate curry was the one we made on our own, here in Bumbu CC. Socialy responsible approach to nutrition and life in general is something very special and very welcomed...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jan R
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Joseph was a knowledgeable local who was keen to share his experience and information of his people. The market tour was interesting and the lesson was structured, with close guidance from the trainer but the menu wasn't very remarkable and we thought the lesson was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank stephie8697
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Jospeh is a very friendly and knowledgeable Dayak that will take you first to the local market to buy ingredients for a three course meal cooking class (MYR 150 per person) and who will also tell you a lot about Dayak culture and life in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ochassot
Reviewed 17 June 2018

This cooking school sells itself on making real Sarawak food. The first dish we were making was a standard chicken curry and the first step was to marinate the chicken in a UK brand of curry powder called Watch brand. The group of us was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

If I could give Jospeh more stars I would. Can't reccomend this class enough. The food is amazing and he makes it all so simple to understand

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jacqui H
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

This was the best experience we had in Kuching. It is a hands on three-course meal cooking class with a trip to the local market to buy the ingredients before hand. Joseph is super knowledgeable and a very friendly and informative guy. He also does...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank X2157PEscottb
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Wonderful afternoon spent with Joseph learning about Malaysian cooking. Fantastic food, some of the best we have had, excellent learning and enjoyable. Joseph is incredibly knowledgable. Highly recommended. A must do when in Kuching.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kim N
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Joseph is a great teacher and an enthusiast for his native Sarawak and its culture. The visit to the market is worth the price on its own. Unfamiliar ingredients seen raw and priced. Compare stalls and qualities. Then back to base to pound ginger and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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We made the reservation by mail. It's a small family business so there are no big information systems behind... just drop them a line to make sure. Beyond the cooking class, Joseph also offers a boat trip to the Wetlands... More
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